Immigrant Women Realize their Potential

A study launched this week conducted among immigrant women in 5 EU countries clearly identifies how access to IT is critical to improving social and economic status and helping to find a job.

375 women pursuing NGO e-Skills training programs in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary & Romania were surveyed. The study revealed the strong correlation between e-skills and employability and the important role of NGOs providing training as well as free or low-cost access to PCs. The research was undertaken as part of the Microsoft Unlimited Potential longstanding commitment to investing in e-skills development in Europe through NGO partnerships and community training initiatives to reach those underserved by technology.

The research was led by TASCHA’s Maria Garrido and Gabriel Rissola (Dynamic Organization Thinking - DOT) in collaboration with Spanish researchers Andrea Diaz (DOT), Italian researchers Milvia Rastrelli and Jaime Ruiz (L’A.P.I.S. Social Cooperative), and associate researchers Tiberiu Dughi, Daniel Manate (University of Arad, Romania), Jennifer De Vaal (University of Applied Science in Amsterdam), and Gabriella Simor (an independent researcher in Hungary).

This video was created by Microsoft Europe and produced by Eyecone (Belgium) with journalists Gabrielle Hubler and Angus Roxburgh. Voice is by Cathy Smith.

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