With the theme “Girls without limits, Córdoba’s future” (Niñas sin límites, cordobesas del futuro), the goal is to boost the professional aspirations and self-esteem of girls
As a local partner, the Magtel Foundation is helping to bring the Inspiring Girls international movement to Córdoba. With the theme “Girls without limits, Córdoba’s future,” a meeting was held in the Córdoba Provincial Council between women who work in various professions and girls from a number of educational centers.
The aim is to stimulate the professional aspirations, occupational expectations and self-esteem of girls by drawing attention to the wide array of professions and jobs that exist. Ten women professionals from various fields shared their professional experience with more than 80 female fourth-year ESO students through speed networking in which they interacted with participants and answered questions about their day-to-day work, barriers they have encountered, work-life balance, etc.
This was followed by an institutional event attended by Marta Pérez Dorao, President of the Inspiring Girls Foundation, along with other institutional representatives and Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, President of the Magtel Foundation.
Some of the volunteers who participated in the Córdoba project are Socorro Fernández, Executive Director of the consulting firm Justnow; Celia Jiménez, Head Chef and owner of Celia Jiménez Restaurant; and Belén Recio, a Spanish athlete who competed 17 times internationally for her country.
The Magtel Foundation has wanted to support this initiative as part of the commitment of its Board of Trustees towards equal opportunities. In addition to the Magtel Foundation, the local partners of Inspiring Girls in Córdoba also include Pecomark, Grupo Puma, Aceitunas Torrent, Tressis, Nicava and York Tefl.
The foundation was created three years ago in the United Kingdom by a Spanish lawyer, Miriam Gonzalez Durántez. Since then, more than 500,000 girls have participated in 50 events and learned from 25,000 volunteer professionals in the United Kingdom alone. Following this successful implementation, the team is currently working on expanding the foundation’s efforts to nine other countries, including Spain.