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In this presentation the authors (Milagros Sáinz, Julio Meneses, Beatriz-Soledad López and Sergi Fàbregues) examine young people’s gender-stereotyped beliefs and attitudes about people working in ICT. Nine hundred students from Catalonia (51% girls) enrolled in the last course of junior secondary education (mean of age=15 years old; S.D.=1.73) participated. As expected, the boys and girls held several stereotypical beliefs about ICT professionals. , These stereotypical beliefs described a masculine portrayal of ICT workers. Contrary to expectations, most of the students’ portrayals of people working in ICT were either positive or neutral, not negative. Likewise, and contrary to predictions, young males did not show more positive attitudes towards ICT professionals than girls. No gender differences were observed in the type of characteristics associated with ICT professionals. However, young females were more likely to offer feminine references about professions where ICT is the tool rather than the object of their work.