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Women2020 - EU Innovation Convention 2011

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Women2020 - EU Innovation Convention 2011

  1. 1. Women2020:EU women innovating for sustainable, smart & inclusive growth Cheryl D. Miller European Centre for Women & Technology (Belgium) greenlight for girls, asbl !
  2. 2. I have a vision. !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  3. 3. Girls will save the world. ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  4. 4. It’s urgent! !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  5. 5. Top scientists are getting worried ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  6. 6. “We need to be worried... Risk has alreadyincreased dramatically.”- Maarten Van Aalst, Co-Author“Global warming is increasing the risk ofdisaster ...The risk will become greater as the futuregets hotter."- Michael Oppenheimer, Co-AuthorIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, November 2011 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  7. 7. Rex Features The Guardian!Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  8. 8. “The door is closing. I am very worried – if wedont change direction now on how we use energy, wewill end up beyond what scientists tell us is theminimum [for safety]. The door will be closedforever.”-Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  9. 9. Material/physical growth is no longer possible! Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” Report 1972 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  10. 10. Unlimited Growth:• Empathy• Compassion• Love• Wisdom• Harmony• Knowledge ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  11. 11. Women have a profound, positivecontribution to make! ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  12. 12. Economically“[F]rom the 1970s until today, the fact that morewomen entered the work force was a big driver ofGDP growth. In a snapshot, the number of womenparticipating in the work force went from about 41% to56% over a 40-year period. If they didnt join the workforce, that would have been a 25% hit to GDP.-Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.WSJ CEO Council Interview, 21 November 2011 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  13. 13. !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  14. 14. Morally“[C]ompanies with more women on their boards ofdirectors and in senior positions tended to have moreactive corporate philanthropy efforts, and to give moremoney, than those with fewer women at high levels .” .-Harvard Study, July 2011 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  15. 15. SociallyWomen involuntarily imitate other peoples’ emotionalexpressions more than men—a behavior thought toreflect increased activity of “mirror neurons,” cells inthe brain that activate both when someone performsan action and when he or she sees someone elseperform that same action.-Scandinavian Journal of Psychology Study, 1995 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  16. 16. Health, Wellbeing, Everything!“Evidence shows that with equal access to education,training and means, women can raise the livingstandards of their families and inject new life into thelocal economy...“Women also play a key role in guaranteeing foodsecurity for the entire household. In the hands ofwomen, food is far more likely to reach the mouths ofneedy children...”-World Food Programme, October 2010 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  17. 17. ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  18. 18. Women in R&D Today Researchers: 30% (Private Sector 19%) Sr. Academics: Business & Academia Execs: 13% Board: 3% Source: DG Research & Innovation ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  19. 19. !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  20. 20. Beware the Pitfalls!Source: Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  21. 21. Competitiveness !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  22. 22. EU2020: • 1 Vision • 3 Priorities • 5 Targets • 7 Flagship Initiatives !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  23. 23. EU2020 Targets: Employment ◦ 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed1. R&D / innovation ◦ 3% of the EUs GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/ innovation2. Climate change / energy ◦ greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990 ◦ 20% of energy from renewables ◦ 20% increase in energy efficiency3. Education ◦ Reducing school drop-out rates below 10% ◦ at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education4. Poverty / social exclusion ◦ at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  24. 24. Where are the Women? !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  25. 25. Everywhere!1. Employment◦ 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed2. R&D / innovation◦ 3% of the EUs GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/ innovation3. Climate change / energy◦ greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990◦ 20% of energy from renewables◦ 20% increase in energy efficiency4. Education◦ Reducing school drop-out rates below 10%◦ at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education5. Poverty / social exclusion◦ at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  26. 26. And Nowhere.1. Employment◦ 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed2. R&D / innovation◦ 3% of the EUs GDP (public and private combined) to be invested in R&D/ innovation3. Climate change / energy◦ greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990◦ 20% of energy from renewables◦ 20% increase in energy efficiency4. Education◦ Reducing school drop-out rates below 10%◦ at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education5. Poverty / social exclusion◦ at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  27. 27. 7 Flagship InitiativesSmart growth• Digital agenda for Europe• Innovation Union• Youth on the moveSustainable growth• Resource efficient Europe• An industrial policy for the globalisation eraInclusive growth• An agenda for new skills and jobs• European platform against poverty Again, it’s the same... ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  28. 28. Everywhere.Smart growth• Digital agenda for Europe• Innovation Union• Youth on the moveSustainable growth• Resource efficient Europe• An industrial policy for the globalisation eraInclusive growth• An agenda for new skills and jobs• European platform against poverty ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  29. 29. Nowhere.Smart growth• Digital agenda for Europe• Innovation Union• Youth on the moveSustainable growth• Resource efficient Europe• An industrial policy for the globalisation eraInclusive growth• An agenda for new skills and jobs• European platform against poverty ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  30. 30. Innovation Union: !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  31. 31. “Smarter policy design - building on diversity” !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  32. 32. Help! !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  33. 33. So what do we do? !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  34. 34. “Innovation” Source: www.merriam-webster.com !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  35. 35. Innovation? !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  36. 36. Restore Balance !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  37. 37. Some REAL Innovation!• Women2020: Women-specific Targets in EU2020• Greenlightforgirls.org ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  38. 38. “Horizon2020 is the son of FP7.”-Twitter, DG General Director 2011 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  39. 39. Women2020Vision for Women in Europe: Women2020?Concrete ObjectivesSMART Indicators (EIGE)Accountability: Politicians, CEOs,Ourselves ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  40. 40. greenlight for girls !Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  41. 41. The foundation• Brussels-based, international mission to “promote STEM to girls of all ages & backgrounds”• Five board members with operational roles: Belgium, US, DRC & India• Carrying out events, research & projects ‣ promoting STEM to girls in a fun, hands-on way ‣ promoting female role models in STEM to girls, boys & society-at-large• Flagship Events: ‣ Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011 ‣ Greenlight@School ‣ Greenlight@Work ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  42. 42. Our First Year20 global events50-300 girls each time: All ages, but mainly 10-15, for now10-100 volunteers: Professional women & exceptionalmen from STEM-related fields2011: Belgium, Holland, Hungary, US, India, Africa2012 (planned): eSkills Week (Belgium), UK, Denmark, Italy,Switzerland, Brazil, ... ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011
  43. 43. Contact:Cheryl D. MillerEuropean Director – Technology Chairwww.greenlightforgirls.orgFacebook: Greenlight for GirlsTwitter: @green4girlsCEO, Zen Digital Europewww.zendigital.beFacebook: EUWomenTwitter: @euwomenEmail: cheryl@zendigital.beMobile: +32 479 977 767 ! Cheryl D. Miller - EU Innovation Convention, “Women Adding Value” Fringe Session - 6 December 2011

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