The chair has the collaboration of several companies in the park, such as Accenture, Dekra Testing and Certification, Ericsson Spain, Keysight Technologies and Avanade, as well as Google Ireland Limited -member of the Málaga TechPark Execs Executives Club- and Metro Málaga
Promoting activities that contribute to the participation of women in technology and increasing their presence in technology degrees are the main objectives of this initiative.
The University of Malaga together with the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación, has launched the ‘Hedy Lammar’ Women and Technology Chair, whose main objectives are to promote activities that contribute to the participation of women in technology; to contribute to the empowerment of women in technology companies; as well as to increase their presence in the degrees of this sector.
This program, directed by the professor of Communications Engineering María del Carmen Aguayo Torres, has counted on the participation of Malaga TechPark in its implementation, as well as with the collaboration of several companies in the park, such as Accenture, Dekra Testing and Certification, Ericsson Spain, Keysight Technologies and Avanade, as well as Google Ireland Limited -member of the Malaga TechPark Execs Executives Club- and Metro Málaga, which all act as patrons of the same. In addition, the School of Industrial Engineering and the MECYT are also participating in this initiative.
The Board Room of the ETSI Telecommunications hosted the presentation of this initiative, which was attended by the Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer, Teodomiro López; the Director of the ETSI Telecommunications, Rafael Godoy; the Director of Malaga Techpark, Felipe Romera; the Director of Ericsson’s R&D Centre in Malaga, Juan Manuel Melero; the Director of the Lecture, María del Carmen Aguayo; as well as other representatives of the collaborating companies.
With this program, the UMA spreads the concerns of companies to society. Thus, the core of the project is aimed at schools and institutes, to carry out activities, all of them with a gender vision.
Therefore, talks and workshops will be held in collaboration with schools with the aim of bringing technology closer to girls; technology camps, annual programmes, or challenges aimed at girls; and technology training programmes for teachers and students of education-related degrees.
In addition, this chair aims to make contributions to continuing education programmes within the company and out, in order to improve women’s contribution to technology, as well as to encourage the participation of female students in technological degrees through study grants and prizes for final projects.