February 16th, 2011
08:24 AM GMT
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Barcelona (CNN) – The queue for the toilets says it all. Twenty men patiently stand in line as I saunter past into the ladies’ loo – which is mercifully queue free.

It’s almost unheard of – except here in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, which definitely feels like a man’s world.

“I wish there were more women here,” says Robin Wauters, a tech journalist from Belgium. “If there are any women, they’re in marketing and PR. The cause of the divide is because there are not many women engineers, developers and managers.”

“It’s a closed circle driven for years by men,” says sales manager Daniel Barbieri from Colombia. “Women are ashamed to be in a closed and aggressive environment.”


February 16th, 2011
07:06 AM GMT
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