March 1, 2019
• The president of the satellite operator, Elena Pisonero, will be involved in the event which focuses on promoting technical jobs for women and highlighting their importance in these fields.
• This collaboration forms part of HISPASAT's Corporate Social Responsibility policy, with its firm commitment to helping people and communities to develop and specifically to promoting education and equality.
MADRID, 01 March 2019. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based communications operator, is participating in the First National Congress on "Women in Engineering, Technology and Industry", organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering, in collaboration with the Forum for Engineering and Society, which will take place on 4 March in the Science Museum in Valencia.
The president of HISPASAT, Elena Pisonero, will participate in the congress together with renowned representatives of the technological sector and the field of engineering, including Ángeles Santamaría (CEO of Iberdrola España), Eva Pagán (General Manager of Red Eléctrica de España), Ángeles Delgado (president of FUJITSU for Spain, Portugal and Latin America) and Nuria Oliver (director of Research and Data Science in Vodafone). The main goal of the congress is to promote access for young women in STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and to highlight the importance of female talent in these fields.
According to Pisonero, “it is vitally important to guide our young women towards these technical studies and to stimulate their interest in science and technology to be able to add female talent in the industry. We here in HISPASAT are particularly involved in promoting women in technological degrees as we work in a highly specialised sector and we need to make a concerted effort to be able to have a greater supply of women in the workplace in the future".
The low percentage of female talent in the satellite industry has led HISPASAT to participate and collaborate in different initiatives in order to promote women to pursue technical studies at the university. According to data of Woman Institute (June 2018) only 25% of students in technical degrees are women.
This collaboration forms part of HISPASAT's Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its firm commitment to helping people and communities to develop and specifically to promoting education and equality, fields in which the company is particularly involved with its various projects.
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based HISPASAT is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and the backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world’s largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.