10Pearls Featured in Demujeres for its initiative ‘Women in Tech’

Blog Banner De mujeres

As 10Pearls continues its global expansion through nearshore operations, we remain dedicated to promoting diversity in tech, encouraging women to lead innovation and discover new career opportunities. Our recent initiative Women in Tech, also featured in Demujeres article “10Pearls launches a new initiative in LATAM to promote inclusion of women in STEM careers” underscores our commitment to championing women empowerment and inclusion in the field. 

(The article, written in Spanish, has been translated below)

10Pearls launches a new initiative in Latin America to promote the inclusion of women in STEM careers

A report from the World Bank focusing on businesses in Latin America shows a significant gender gap in STEM fields, as only one-third of employees with degrees in these areas are women.

The lack of female talent recruitment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers is a challenge that persists in the industry. Therefore, the technology agency 10Pearls announced the launch of its ‘Women in Tech’ initiative, which this time will take place in Costa Rica.

“Latin America is a talent hub, and at 10Pearls, we are eager to do our part to ensure that more women in the region can pave professional paths in the technology industry.”

Imran Aftab, CEO, 10Pearls

The event will serve as a platform to break gender stereotypes, lead innovation, create networks, and forge new professional opportunities through the organization’s expansion into Latin America.

10Pearls was founded in 2004 by brothers Imran and Zeeshan Aftab. What started as a two-person operation is now a global business with offices in the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, and Peru.

During the gathering, attendees will have the opportunity to witness a series of talks by experts and industry professionals. Presenters will share their experiences and insights on the importance of having close professional mentors that empower career development, integrating a balanced vision of professional and personal life, as well as the role of women in innovation.

The event is designed for women in technology careers and aims to include everyone, from students to experienced professionals, to enable cross-generational learning and unlock diverse perspectives. Additionally, other editions have already been held in countries like Pakistan and emerging markets.

Breaking the gender gap

Part of the motivation for hosting a new edition of ‘Women in Tech’ in Costa Rica is due to the efforts 10Pearls is making to promote talent in the region. The company has been expanding its presence in the region since 2021, offering nearshoring services to partners and clients in various countries in the region.

As the 10Pearls leadership team began to establish operations in Latin America, they realized the significance of the gender gap in the region’s technology industry, prompting the motivation to launch a new chapter of Women in Tech.

Promoting the presence of female talent in STEM is a win for everyone, and doing so will enable achieving a balance in rights and equity, driving innovation, economic development, and business success, and ensuring that the technology we build serves all of society.

‘Women in Tech’ is an initiative of 10Pearls University that boasts a 7-year track record supporting women in emerging markets. The expansion of this initiative in Costa Rica and across the LATAM region will further its mission to inspire women in technology to come forward, break gender stereotypes, and drive positive social transformation.