After the publication of the study ‘Women in the Digital Age’, the European Commission has adopted in its strategy the implementation of actions to address the problems raised by the study carried out by Quanticae, which show the low presence of women in this sector. The aim is to increase women’s participation in the digital sector.
According to the study findings, 24 out of every 1,000 female graduates are ICT graduates, 6 of whom end up working in the digital sector. In this sense, the EC is proposing, as part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the promotion of actions to help involve more young women in shaping Europe’s digital future. These measures seek to act in three main areas, such as the fight against stereotypes, the promotion of education and digital skills and the promotion of women entrepreneurs. The strategy and the actions that include it are expected to be implemented over the next two years.
On the occasion of the celebration of Girls in ICT day, the curator Mariya Gabriel highlighted in Sofia the need to improve digital skills in the younger generations and to remove the obstacles that prevent women from exploiting their potential in the digital environment in Europe. More women in digital jobs in the labour market could have an annual economic impact of 16 billion on Europe’s GDP, as the Quanticae study points out.
For further information, see the study ‘Women in the Digital Age’.