Women4IT Conference: The path towards gender equality in digital

20 Jan 2022
10:00 - 13:00 CET
Online

Women4IT Conference: The path towards gender equality in digital

20 January 2022, 10:00 – 13:00 CET

Online


As the first cycle of the Women4IT project is coming to an end, we invite you to join us on 20 January 2022 for a conference organised by DIGITALEUROPE entitled “Women4IT: The path to achieving gender equality in digital”.

In an increasingly digitalised world, women continue to be underrepresented in STEM education and technology careers. For the last three years, Women4IT has been working to change that.

Women4IT – an initiative financed by the EEA and Norway Grants’ Fund for Youth Employment – aims to empower young women across Europe to become part of the digital economy. By providing fully funded, individually tailored digital skills training reflecting current market needs, we have worked to equip women with a set of in-demand digital competencies and employability guidance, all to drive both their career advancement and economic independence.

About the conference

The conference will be a half-day event full of panels, keynote speeches and interactive discussions aimed at exploring ways of engaging more young women into the digital sector. Together, we will explore the current situation of women in technology, boosting youth employment in Europe, and ways of working together across sectors to make that vision a reality.

With the project consortium, we will look back at the last three years to discuss Women4IT’s path to success, the innovative solutions created to support the project’s mission, and the invaluable partnerships established along the way. We will also hear first-hand from the Women4IT graduates about the impact the programme has had on the careers and personal growth. Finally, Women4IT’s ambitious goals for 2022 and beyond will be revealed.

Women4IT will also be presenting the first Women4IT Awards, recognising the work of employers, agencies and other organisations who have significantly contributed to the Women4IT initiative and continue to support our work.

Agenda

  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Welcome and opening remarks

  • 10:05 - 10:15

    Keynote: On the mission to bring more women into digital

    • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
  • 10:15 - 10:25

    Keynote: Women4IT boosting youth employment across Europe

    • Grethe Haugøy, Senior Sector Officer/Programme Manager of the Regional Funds and Social Dialogue Decent Work programme, EEA and Norway Grants
  • 10:25 - 11:20

    Panel I: Women4IT – the path to success 

  • 11:20 - 11:30

    Coffee break

  • 11:30 - 11:50

    In conversation with Women4IT graduates

  • 11:50 - 12:40

    Panel II: Working together towards bridging the gender gap in tech (with Q&A)

  • 12:40 - 12:55

    Women4IT Awards ceremony

  • 12:55 - 13:00

    Wrap up and closing remarks

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