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Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
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Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
Witsa 2012 - Bridging ICT Gaps
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  • Only 1 in 6 IT professionals are female in Europe; there is an urgent need to encourage women to enter the IT profession and to ensure that the image of IT is attractive to both genders. Women are essential for the success of the economy and can greatly help combat the predicted shortfall of IT practitioners per year by 2015.
  • Only 1 in 6 IT professionals are female in Europe; there is an urgent need to encourage women to enter the IT profession and to ensure that the image of IT is attractive to both genders. Women are essential for the success of the economy and can greatly help combat the predicted shortfall of IT practitioners per year by 2015.
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    • 1. Bridging ICT gaps - unlocking fullpotential of women 1 Vilma Misiukonienė ECWT/ INFOBALT Montreal, 10/21/20122012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 2. e-Skills and jobs it is expected that 60% of five-year-old children today will work in jobs that do not currently exist. It is estimated that in year 2015 only 10% jobs will not require e-skills;
    • 3. e-Skills and digital Economy
    • 4. e-Skills and digital Economy
    • 5. March, 2012
    • 6. Womenomics  Women’s increased participation in the labour markets has been and continues to be one of the key sources of sustained economic growth 72012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 7. + Every Woman Digital = SMART GROWTH! 50% of the success of the Global Digital Society Action Plan will depend on WOMEN! Vilma Misiukoniene, Montreal, 10/21/2012
    • 8. Gender imbalance in IT persists in Europe (CEPIS* report on e-Competences) Female IT professionals* CEPIS Survey of Professional e-Competence in Europe has identified the e-competences of approximately 2000IT professionals from 28 countries across Europe and the analysis has been completed where minimum levelshave been reached (Sept. 2011).
    • 9. Gender imbalance in IT persists in Europe (CEPIS* report on e-Competences) Female IT professionals* CEPIS Survey of Professional e-Competence in Europe has identified the e-competences of approximately 2000IT professionals from 28 countries across Europe and the analysis has been completed where minimum levelshave been reached (Sept. 2011).
    • 10. Tackling the problem ‘The ICT sector must find a new gender balance if it wants to avoid underperformance in coming years. Until the whole sector understands this and acts on it, we will remain at risk of a massive skills gap and we will hold Europe back.’ Vice President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, at the Budapest Conference 2011
    • 11. ECWT FLAGSHIP EVENTS 12Above: Women in Science, Innovation and Technology in the Digital Age, e-skills Week 2012 - ECWT clustervideo & Final Conference opened by HRH Princess6-8 March 2011, Budapest Mary, followed by Building the workforce of tomorrow – also women workshopBelow: Meeting with Commissioner Neelie Kroes after the Opening of , 30 March 2012, Copenhagenthe Bulgarian Centre for Women and Technology, 20 September 2012 2012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 12. European Center for Women and Technology 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- the main knowledge hub on the women in technology agenda in Europe. ECWT has in short time developed to be a key intermediator for interaction 13 between Quadruple Helix actors and has successfully integrated bottom-up initiatives. More than 130 member organizations and 18 National Point of Contacts in Europe and leader of a global collaboration between regional centers in Asia- Pacific (Ballerat, Australia), Latin-America (Buenos Aires) and Women in the Arab world (Dubai, and AWS Rabat 2012) CTI 2012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 13. +  The ECWT carries out its activities based on a bold strategy and a Global Framework enabling global impact measurement  The Global Framework supports the work of the centers through 14  Five Key Tools:  Policy and actions  Research and impact metrics  Resource and services developmentGlobal Framework  Dissemination and communication  Context and culture  Four Focus Areas:  Education  Workforce  Entrepreneurship  Leadership
    • 14. ECWT Activities & Services • Awards • ECWT Member led • Grants & Scholarships projects • Documents • CONNECT • DVDS / Videos • EWIL • Policy & actions • ladybizIT • Research 15 • This is IT • Statistics • E-BEL • inGenious PROJECTS RESOURCES SERVICES Networks & • Regional Point of through Contact Events • ICT Flagship Events EUDirectory* • Monitoring & Impact measurement – with the support of the EC • EU Presidency Events European Scorecard* • e-skills Week 2010, 2012 • Project & Financial • EU Robotics Week 2011,2012 Management • Girls’ Days in collaboration • Event Management with EU & ITU • TechWomen Europe • Shadowing Survey* • WIRES 2013 • World Expo 20152012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 15. More women in technology – Part of a Paradigm Shift From «pyramid to pancake world» From linear to systems thinking From techno-market era to socio-ecological era 16 From focus on products to focus on transformations From back end to front end of innovation 2012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 16. 172012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 17. + 1st of January 2012 ECWT is associatedFrom 18partner in the inGenious project (2012-2014), the largest and most strategic project inscience education undertaken in Europe.inGenious is carried out through a partnership of 26 partners from 16countries, including 7 major industries and supported with a grant of €8 millionfrom the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program over a 3-year period.inGenious is the European Coordinating Body in Science, Technology, Engineeringand Mathematics (STEM). It is a joint initiative launched by European Schoolnetand the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) aiming to reinforce youngEuropeans’ interest in science education and careers and thus address the futureskills gap.inGenious has the objective to increase the links between science education andcareers, by involving up to 1,000 classrooms throughout Europe.¨ http://www.ingenious-science.eu
    • 18. EU Support to promoting gender balance in business leadership 192012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 19. Gender diversity in top management varies by industry 202012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals
    • 20. 21In the pipeline EU holistic approach to the Women in Technology agenda EU collaborating with other global key actors EU Policy objectives: A. Getting more girls to study ICT B. Getting more women to choose and stay in ICT careers C. New innovative ICT solutions for women A practical toolkit for fostering structural and cultural change to be launched by the Commission April 2013.
    • 21. 22 Joining forces to mobilize Female talents for the ICT sector Appeal to includethe gender dimension in the ”Global Digital Society Action Plan”; ‘Women 4 SMART GROWTH 2013’ ™ :  Joint WITSA – ECWT forces ( item to -> WITSA Agenda); (for inst., lunch series in 25 cities around the world - 4 in each city (based on an MoU);  Focus on women role models in STEM, entrepreneurship and policy;  Evaluation and final report to EU, IDC, ITU, UN, UNESCO, UN Women, World Bank, WEF;
    • 22. Further Information 23http://www.womenandtechnology.eu Video:http://www.itfwomenict.org http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ShFvfrEtNtIhttp://eupres2011.womenandtechnology.eu Vilma Misiukoniene, email:vilmam@infobalt.lt2012 European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – More Women in Leadership, More Women as Professionals

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