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Presentation by Dimitris Raftopoulos (Chair of the Finance and EU Projects Working Group, European Centre for Women and Technology) on the occasion of the EESC Labour Market Observatory conference ...

Presentation by Dimitris Raftopoulos (Chair of the Finance and EU Projects Working Group, European Centre for Women and Technology) on the occasion of the EESC Labour Market Observatory conference held on 3 December 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece

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An example of Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs – Animating Female Talent through a partnership between industry, education and  ICT professionals An example of Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs – Animating Female Talent through a partnership between industry, education and ICT professionals Presentation Transcript

  • An example of Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs – Animating Female Talent through a partnership between industry, education and ICT professionals Skills and mobility for competitiveness Thessaloniki 3rd December 2013 Dimitris Raftopoulos, Chair of the Finance and EU Projects Working Group
  • European Center for Women and Technology (ECWT) The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a multi-stakeholder partnership representing high-level expertise in women and technology development from government, business, academia and non-profit sectors. ECWT has in short time developed to be a key intermediator for interaction between Quadruple Helix actors and has successfully integrated bottom-up initiatives. Scope: Demonstrate how women can effectively exploit acquired knowledge in their own life, through the use of content related to cultural, creative and social area.
  • Why Women are Change Drivers 6 women control 658 Billion USD 50% Less Capital – 20% Highest ROI 80% Percent end with a Post Graduate Degree Spend their Money on Education, Nutrition and Health Different Way of Thinking – More Holistic, More Resilient Women more keen towards ICT Companies with women in leader-ship position more successful Strong communication skills and social intelligence Generativity – Paradigm Shift View slide
  • Women and ICT ? Bringing more women into EU digital sector would bring €9 billion annual GDP boost Women gamers 35+ outnumber men Women use ICT combining the entertaining and business point of view The Big Data Issue – STEM Solution 90% Occupations need Digital Skills 900.000 ICT Jobs View slide
  • ICT Flagship Event Pledges 7 November 2013, Vilnius Grand Coalition – 1st Pan-European Digital Woman of the Year Award Ceremony Zen Digital, in partnership with the Council for European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), DIGITALEUROPE, the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT), and European Schoolnet A pan-Europe Award for women and girls who distinguish themselves and their organisations in digitally-driven and digitally-enabled areas of study and work Reward and bring recognition to women and girls in different domains and age groups who show leadership in digitally-driven and digitally-enabled areas of study and work; Advance the uptake of digital technology and digital skills among women and girls, and society as a whole; Demonstrate commitment to development and use of technology for social benefit. Grand Coalition - WePROMIS® Pledge - ECWT, PROMIS@Service, BCWT WePROMIS pledges to customize the present PROMIS solution structuring STEM knowledge to the needs of female entrepreneurs and those who want to be more competitive in the job market in a way as to enable them to be fully compliant in core areas like environment, health & safety, quality, ICT Security & Data protection, and more.
  • unleash your potential A Greek joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative led by HEPIS, the Greek N-PoC of ECWT in collaboration with multistakeholder representatives from companies, educational and training institutions, start-ups and HR agencies, aiming to motivate young people to improve their e-skills and employability, increase their entrepreneurial expertise and learn about new technologies. 10.000 e-learning licenses for Basic ICT Skills TRAINING MATERIAL ICT skills (ecdl core+) PERSONAL & professional development Entrepreneurship New technologies & sustainability 300 ECDL Core+ Certifications 30 ITIL Certifications 1.000 licenses and Certifications for Microsoft Technology Associate & Microsoft Office Specialist 20 Scholarships Bachelor’s, Μaster’s of DEREE & ALBA Graduate Business School
  • The Next Steps 03 December 2013, Thessaloniki 10 December 2013, Paris 1) Impact on economic growth in Europe Increase number of women entrepreneurs in ICT sector and in regard to women using technology in their businesses Improve working conditions for women in the ICT sector 2) Impact on gender diversity in organisational structures and practices 4 April 2014, Athens & Brussels Increasing visibility of women in ICT sector in general and women in C-Suite (CEOs, CIOs and CTOs) in specific Providing a European focal point and an infrastructure for processes Improve European level availability of data 3) Impact on GC4J culture A catalyst for change Better communications 10 clear propositions to support the growth of interest of Youth and Girls & Women for Digital (STEM) studies and careers from French perspective. 4) Impact on individuals Support empowerment of women Provide Good Practices
  • Let Women be the Knowledge Generator!
  • http://www.womenandtechnology.eu http://www.itfwomenict.org http://eupres2011.womenandtechnology.eu http://wires.womenandtechnology.eu http://www.ictwomen.eu Thank You! - Dimitris Raftopoulos dimitris.raftopoulos@womenandtechnology.eu