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Director of the  “Observatorio2030” and Coordinator of the Vision and Strategy Commission for the Architecture and Building Sector in Spain (CSCAE) and Member of the UIA (European Architects Council).

Ángela is a technical architect with expertise in environmental architecture projects and a Spanish journalist. She studied at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and Journalism in Madrid, Spain and later graduated in Advertising and Public Relations and studied a PhD. With more than 20 years of experience in the construction sector, she is currently president of the Observatorio 2030 CSCAE in Spain, an initiative of the Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España that seeks to promote the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative works basically through 9 groups formed around 7 lines of action through different cross-cutting workshops where the interaction of all its members is facilitated for the exchange of information and the use of energies.

In particular, from the 2030 Observatory and on behalf of Ángela Baldellou, there is a commitment to women in the construction sector through initiatives such as "Foundations of Equality" which seeks to promote gender equality and the attraction, promotion and retention of female talent in the world of construction, focusing on the needs of women currently working in the sector as well as future trends in construction.

The initiative explains that the key factors that explain the benefits of a profession based on diversity and equality are better overall performance, competitive advantage, better economic results, plurality of perspectives, greater client satisfaction, improved project performance with social impact and greater creativity.

Moreover, the new impetus of the sector based on the sustainable rehabilitation of housing stock, digitization and industrialization will be one of the main levers for economic recovery and for attracting more women to the sector in the coming years.

As Ángela would say: "The diversity of complementary profiles is essential in any sector and women are proving to bring an innovative approach to the construction sector".

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