SDG 5: Gender equalitySDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Year: 2017
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Organisation: Laboratoria
  • Country: Chile
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The Laboratoria job-placement platform is a website where tech companies or the IT areas of traditional corporations can find the female tech talent they need. A huge challenge for the private sector worldwide is the shortage of tech talent, with an additional scarcity of women. On the other hand we have millions of women in Latam unemployed, working in informality or at low-paying jobs due to lack of opportunities. Laboratoria connects these issues by training low-income women in front-end web development and links them with companies that need their talent through our job-placement platform. This web, accompanied by in-person job placement activities not only provides the over-demanded female tech talent, but also also reduces the time and resources companies spend in recruiting for talent from 90 to 15 days approximately, becoming a tool that generates double impact to the tech industry and a life-changing opportunity to our students.