Spanish Queen Letizia began her working week with two audiences at the Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. First, Letizia met with a representation of the Spanish Association of Business Women of Madrid, ASEME, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The board of directors of the Spanish Association of Business Women of Madrid (ASEME) highlighted the role that women have in the business world and explained how it has evolved its representativeness since 1971, the year in which ASEME was officially established.
During the meeting, topics of special relevance for the business community in general, and women in particular, such as the effect of the health crisis, the challenges of technology, the labor market, or the advance towards co-responsibility were addressed.
The president of ASEME, Eva Serrano, also informed the Queen about the process of joining the business associations of the entire Community of Madrid around ASEME, as well as the role of the association in the formation and growth of sister entities in other communities.
A video of the audience.
Later in the day, Queen Letizia met with the representatives of the Code.org movement for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Code.org is a global movement that was born in the United States in 2013 and that promotes that each boy and each girl in each school in the world learn to program and develop computational thinking that allows them to enhance a series of skills such as logic, problem-solving problems, creativity and critical thinking, skills necessary in the 21st-century world of work.
The representatives shared the plans of this movement to democratize programming among children from all over Europe and an action plan that is based on three pillars, inform, train and measure the result of our actions. Francisco García del Pozo, responsible for Code.org in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, explained that “Code.org has relied on Spain as an entry point for the development of the project in Europe”.
The movement emerged eight years ago when Ali and Hadi Partovy, entrepreneurs and philanthropists based in Silicon Valley (California), realized that the American and global educational system did not train children in STEM (English acronym for teaching in English) skills. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) of the future or in digital skills, there are many vacancies in jobs that cannot be filled due to a lack of professionals with the skills to do so.
For this reason, they founded the movement and the free platform www.code.org, translated into more than 45 languages, which has the support of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Shakira, among other politicians.
Code.org is currently present in more than 140 countries. Each year the “Hour of Code” campaign is organized, in which more than 1 billion people have participated in the world so far. The campaign promotes eliminating the existing stereotype between programming and people, bringing this discipline closer to everyone.
The $160 print shirt dress features an A-line fit, round neck, side zip fastening, and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, asymmetric hem, and lining. Letizia again brought back the dress in January 2020 at the inauguration of The International Tourism Fair – FITUR.
Once again Letizia paired the dress with her leather-suede pumps from Magrit that she debuted in November 2018 during a Peru visit.
And her Karen Hallam signature ring.