Educate to Innovate: Empowering women in ICT
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are critical for shaping European Commissions’ Digital Single Market vision and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Presently the technology industry desperately lacks gender balance where, according to Eurostat, women only accounted for 17% of all ICT students in 2016. Attracting more women to technology will deliver a boost to the economy and contribute further economic empowerment of women. This final session will therefore bring attention to these issues and foster new solutions.