FutureFunded: crowfunding platform to help women

FutureFunded - logo - crowfunding

As you can see on the official website of this project, FutureFunded is a crowfunding platform created by women and for women. The initial idea of its two founders is to help women to be trained in technology. In this way they give power to a disadvantaged group even in certain areas such as technology, where there are still more male faces than female faces.

In order to help women in fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics), Cecilia Tham (CEO) and co-founder with Laura Fernández, will allow the financing of projects collectively through of its FutureFunded platform, that is, by the so fashionable  crowfunding.

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In memory of Ángela Ruiz Robles: precursor of the ebook

We will dedicate this first article to a Spanish woman who doesn’t deserve to be forgotten, Ángela Ruiz Robles, and her most outstanding work: the mechanical encyclopedia. Many people today use an eBook, but very few know their Spanish predecessor. Then, the target is that you know her history. Come On!

Ángela was born on March 28, 1895 in Villamanín, province of León (Spain). There she would enter the School of Teacher Training of León to become a teacher and director at the Gordón School during 1917, and a year later she would get a place at a school in Mandia, a small village near Ferrol. During her trajectory she obtained several distinctions and awards for his merits in the different schools he went through. And those merits aren’t only limited to having gone to studies in a chovinist era and where women were destined to shape their future as housewives, but because she came to give lectures and writo important books, up to 16 scientific works between 1938 and 1946 and it is worth highlighting the 1944 Grammatical Scientific Atlas. Continue reading “In memory of Ángela Ruiz Robles: precursor of the ebook”