Tuesday 10th October 2022, at 18:30, the 8th edition of the DonaTIC Awards was celebrated at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, promoted by the Department of the Vice-Presidency and the Digital Policies and Territory, in collaboration with the Institution of Women (Institut Català de las Mujeres), the Women, Business and Economy Observatory of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and the association Tertúlia Digital.

The DonaTIC Awards have been one of the outstanding initiativesof of the Government´s Plan DonaTIC, which was created with the aim of raising the existing glass roof in the technoly sector, which focuses on the women´s presence and on promoting their participation and empowerment in the construction of the digital society with equality criteria.

The Awards are divided into eight categories and two sub-categories, one of them for a FP TIC student who has developed an outstanding project or initiative in this field.

This year, the winner was Fátima Syed Shahzadi, student of the CFGS Multiplatform Application Development (WAD) from the Instituto Juan de Austria of Barcelona. She occupied the first place together with a classmate, in the Wapps contest (the best student websites in Catalan) in the category of the best phone application. They created an app that is a catalogue for searching series, movies, books, music and video games in Catalan.

The finalist of the Awards was Judith Barrajón, student of the CFGS Website Application Development (WAD) of the Barcelona Jesuitas El Clot.

Congratulations to those two and all the DONA TIC Award winners for their talent and for beeing future STEM references for girls and adolescents.

The Fundació is part of the jury of these Awards and wants to highlight the FP student winners of all previous editions.

2017 Marina Blasco Sánchez Instituto Escola del Treball, Barcelona

2018 Cristina Martin Planelles Instituto Bosque de la Coma, Olot (Girona)

2019 Anna Dacosta Martín Instituto Esteve Terrades e Isla, Cornellà de LL.

2020 Agnès Malé Gabarró Instituto Esteve Terrades i Illa, Cornellà de LL.

2021 Sara Puig Cabruja Jesuitas El Clot, Barcelona

2022 Sahar Fátima Syed Shahzadi Instituto Juan de Austria, Barcelona

Women registered in the FP cycles represent 9%, the labour market insertion rate of these professional field is 98,92%. The technology sector is growing exponentially every year and generates many stable and well-payed employments. Many professionals are needed for working in the TIC and it is the key to attract young people, especially more girls, to these FP TIC studies, a challenge that affects all of us- families, schools, companies, institutions and governments.