Today, 11 February, marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day aims to achieve greater participation and inclusion of women and girls in the world of science and technology.

The gender gap in the science and technology sectors has persisted for years around the world. Although women’s participation has increased enormously, they continue to be under-represented in these fields. Women and girls play a key role in these communities, and their participation must be strengthened.

In Bounsel we wanted to take advantage of a day like this to appreciate the efforts of our CEO, Pilar Prados, contributing her grain of sand so that the human race can enjoy a better life. At the age of 23, Pilar Prados was already part of an important law firm. She studied as a graduate student at Columbia University, and lived for six years between New York and São Paulo. Law had led to a successful international career, but she was not satisfied. For this reason, he decided to transition his career by returning to Europe and entering the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Eventually, she decided to lead her own entrepreneurial project in the legaltech field. That’s how Bounsel was born

With this project, Pilar Prados, together with Bounsel co-founder Marcos Sanz, entered the world of entrepreneurship and technology. They created this legal tech startup that integrates a collaborative cloud-based smart contract management platform powered by AI and Big Data. Bounsel offers functionalities that help to optimise and automate all the associated tasks of a process that is currently carried out manually and involves risks and a high consumption of human resources. They have developed a highly technological project that reflects the potential that the legal sector can achieve through the use of new technologies.

Finally, in addition to being an entrepreneur, Pilar Prados is a happy mother. It shows that women, like men, can lead ambitious technical projects without having to give up raising a family. Projects such as Bounsel, led by women, need to be given visibility. In this way girls can have female role models with whom they can identify.

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