Welcome to the Gender Equality working group of UniteIT!
While Europe is facing an ever widening gap between e-skills and ICT-related employment opportunities, girls are still largely under-represented in computer studies.
This working group gathers Gender & ICT experts and ICT learning centre leaders willing to act as change makers in addressing the gender gap in ICT
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If you join the group, you will be asked to present yourself by writing some lines about your motivation and/or experience regarding Gender & ICT, why you decided to join the group and how you will commit yourself to contribute in achieving the goals of the group.
As a group member, make sure that the discussions you add to the group discussions somehow relate to Gender & ICT issues in Europe.
For any questions, please contact the group moderator Lize De Clercq.
Latest activity: Dec 4, 2015
A first step in identifying the ICT gender gap in Europe was done during the first group discussion at the UniteIT conference in Malta on Oct 24, 2013:
At the UniteIT conference in Malta, the group members agreed that ICT learning centres have a role to play in:
The ICT learning projects of following organizations have been screened from a gender point of view during the first workgroup webinar on June 20, 2014:
Dear all,Recently I've interviewed Alja Isakovic from Slovenia: she is a geek, tech blogger, start-up mentor, co-founder of Europe Code Week, coding workshops organizer, and a woman who dreams of seeing other women in tech. Some of the key takeaways:Technology is a tool worth learning, regardless of gender - to foster curiosity and creativityIt’s been proven that businesses with greater gender and ethnic diversity perform betterSchools will need to prepare students for jobs that might not even exist yetCommunities like Rails Girls and Django Girls are very helpful for raising awareness and evoking discussionsHope you will enjoy reading it! http://impakter.com/breaking-stereotypes-with-alja-isakovic-women-in-tech/Continue
Dear all,I've come across one mentoring initiative 'The Code To Change Program 2015,' which aims to bridge the e-skills gap in the technology sector through coding and other digital skills training for women. They are organising the e-skills bootcamp (15, 16 October) and a one day conference (17th October) in Amsterdam during the European Code Week. They are looking for mentors, speakers and anyone interested in a slot for a workshop on digital skills for beginners. They are also looking for strategic partners, for both short-term (events) and long-term (projects) activities, who support women’s economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion in the IT sector and are committed to invest in women. Please find more details in the attachment. Contact email: email@example.comBest,IlonaContinue