CaixaBank and Microsoft announce the WONNOW Awards to promote female talent in science and technology – News Center

  • The registration to participate in the 6th edition of the awards has already been opened.
  • The aim of the initiative is to recognize the best STEM students from Spanish universities.
  • The prizes include a financial settlement of 10,000 Euros to the student with the best record and career.
  • Paid scholarship to work for six months at Caixabank this year and access a program ‘Counseling’ D Microsoft.
  • With these awards, the aim is to promote women talent in the field of science and technology.
  • Applications can be submitted through the website till June 30 WONNOW Awards

STEM degree students from Spanish universities who have passed 180 credits can now apply for the sixth edition of the Consolidated and Benchmark Awards in the University Sector, promoted by CaixaBank and Microsoft.

The awards include a financial endowment of 10,000 euros to the student with the best academic record, personal, professional and social career and this year the paid scholarship to work for 6 months at CaixaBank has been increased to 15, in addition to a Advice D Microsoft.

Till June 30, those interested in participating in this edition can submit their candidature on the web WONNOW Awards, Applicants have to fill a form, which includes questions to check their eligibility and ascertain their profile, as both academic record and their personal, professional and social merit are given importance. In addition, they must attach their coursework and the average grade of the first 180 credits passed.

More than 2,700 participants from all over Spain in five editions

For the sixth year in a row, CaixaBank and Microsoft continue to recognize female STEM talent and promote diversity in academia. These awards aim to promote the presence of women in technical and scientific fields and raise awareness of the need to acquire digital skills to access the labor market, which is in increasing demand for this type of profile.

In Spanish universities, women represent 36% of students pursuing degrees in STEM fields, when in general they account for 56% of those enrolled, according to CYD ranking data.

The report confirms a lower female presence in tech careers in Spain than in the European Union. Data indicates that women studying an ICT-related degree do not reach 14%, which puts us 5.5 points below the EU.

More than 2,700 students from universities across Spain have participated in the five editions of the WONNOW Awards held so far. In the last edition, there was a 34.8% increase in participation compared to the previous year, indicating that these awards have been consolidated throughout its history.

About Caixa Bank

Diversity, meritocracy, equal opportunity and talent recognition are some of the pillars of Caixabank’s corporate culture. Under these premises, it operates with a commitment to being the benchmark for its employees, promoting inclusion and participation, and promoting projects that promote equality in both the company and society. In fact, 41.8% of management positions at CaixaBank are women and 40% of the board of directors are women, one of the highest percentages in the sector.

CaixaBank has the Vangage Diversity Program, a transversal project developed on the basis of merit and promotion of equal opportunities by people from all walks of life in the bank, which works to promote and visualize diversity in all its dimensions: Gender, functional, generational, LGBTI, cultural… including internal and external measures.

In addition, Caixabank has an equality plan to promote the principles of equal opportunities and diversity in work teams, to promote the presence of women in management positions, and to strengthen measures to balance personal and professional life. This includes, for example, promoting a gender perspective, teleworking and flexibility in management development programs and selection and training processes. Thanks to this commitment, CaixaBank is ranked as the 3rd best company in the world in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2023.

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