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Media Partnership - Closing the digital gender gap: women’s participation in the digital economy

16-03-2022

Media Partnership - Closing the digital gender gap: women’s participation in the digital economy

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The present COVID-19 crisis, which revolutionised the way people and companies use ICT and other digital technologies to work and interact, has also highlighted the urgency to promote gender balance in the digital sector. Inequalities were identified decades ago, and efforts have been made to address them over the years. Nevertheless, such gender unbalance persists in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields generally, and in the digital sector specifically (e.g. digital technologies, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, etc.).

It is necessary to encourage women’s participation in technical and high-level jobs by overcoming educational barriers from an early stage, as well as professional barriers, while guaranteeing digital lifelong learning for women.

Eliminating the gender gap will boost prosperity at all levels and ensure social justice through enhanced equality between women and men.

To this end, not only public authorities are asked to combat the digital gender gap: private actors are also expected to carry out targeted actions to efficiently enhance the participation and role of women in the digital economy.

How to promote gender equality in ICT companies and related sectors and in the digital economy? What policies and targeted measures can be adopted to reduce the gender gap in the digital economy? How can the Commission and Member States foster women’s entrepreneurship and engagement in innovation?

We, the Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking, support the digital transformation of all economic and societal sectors, and we want to address such issues from an internal point of view. We are confident that our high-tech community (Electronic Components and Systems) may propose concrete measures and actions in this respect and become a model to follow.

ORGANISED BY: KDT JU

MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV

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Location

Online

Panellists

Opening words
Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member ITRE Committee, Substitute FEMM Committee, European Parliament

Keynote speech (video-message)
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Exchange
Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member ITRE Committee, Substitute FEMM Committee, European Parliament
Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education & International Cooperation, DG EAC, European Commission
Colette Maloney, Head of Unit Microelectronics and Photonics Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission
Ralf Bornefeld, Senior Vice President of Automotive Electronics Division, Robert Bosch GmbH and KDT JU Governing Board Chair
Cinzia Silvestri, Founder and CEO Bi/ond

Moderator

Jennifer Baker, Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

13:00 - 14:30 CET

Contact

Tamara Novel
tamara.novel@euractiv.com

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