Rosa Maria Badia, Dona TIC Award 2019

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The 5th edition of the Dona TIC Award Ceremony took place on Tuesday 8th October at Sala Barts, in Barcelona. The event falls this year on the Ada Lovelace Day, the world’s first computer programmer.

foto de Rosa M Badia, premi dona TIC 2019

Rosa Maria Badia, professor of the Departament of Computer Architecture at FIB, has been the winner of the Dona TIC Award 2019 in the Academic/Researcher category. Mr. Andreu Vilamitjana, CEO of Cisco Spain, was the presenter of this award.

Eight women from business, professional and academic fields as well as three social and business initiatives have received the 11 awards in a ceremony directed by the councillor, Jordi Puigneró. During his speech, the councillor has congratulated each and every of the participants for “having contributed with their talent to build a future that will enable Catalonia to lead the technological revolution”. Additionally, Puigneró has announced “a government agreement that puts Dona TIC project at a level of country strategy”. The government will approve that agreement in the forthcoming months.

Another highlight was the Special Mention for technological dissemination, given to professor of Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering, Núria Salán. The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) had another representative in the ceremony. Núria Garrido, vice-rector for Teaching and Students, who presented the award in the Entrepreneurship category to Everis Spain.

This year, the list of 108 candidates has broken the record of participants. Therefore, the awards have become a model for disseminating and recognising women’s role and talent in the technological field. The aim of these awards is also to provide young women with a guide that helps them to decide whether they choose to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the future.