The Queen of Spain received two audiences on Wednesday at the Palacio de La Zarzuela, Madrid.
Her Majesties first audience was with a representation of the Spanish Association of Business Women of Madrid, ASEME, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. During the meeting, topics of relevance for the business community, and women, in particular, were addressed, such as the effect of COVID-19, the challenges of technology, the labour market and progress towards co-responsibility. ASEME is an interprofessional association founded in 1971 to support and promote the full development of women.
Queen Letizia's second audience of the day was with a representation of the Code.org movement for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The representatives shared their plans to democratize programming among children from all over Europe, trusting Spain as an entry point for the development of the project. They are hoping to replicate the US' model of success and train a similar percentage of Spanish and European students and teachers, eliminating any gender gap, salary or social that may exist. Code.org was launched in the US in 2013, it is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.
Queen Letizia wore her confetti print Massimo Dutti shirt dress.
Letizia again opted to complement the patterned frock with her custom rust-red leather and suede pumps by Magrit.