INVITATION | Virtual Conference "Closing the digital gender gap: women’s participation in the digital economy"

Event date
March 16, 2022
Short description

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.


Organised by: KDT JU

Media Partner: EURACTIV


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Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international
  • Start-up, technology event

Entry created by Admin on March 9, 2022
Modified on March 9, 2022