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Grand Coalition - Pledge of Women & Girls Go Digital in Greece

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A broad coalition sets off in Europe seeking to enhance the digital skills of Greek women and their role in the technology sector. Βringing together 17 Greek and 4 European stakeholders as partners under the same umbrella, it is the first and largest of its kind in Greece.
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Women are under-represented at all levels in the ICT sector, especially in decision-making positions. Hence, it is essential to ensure a more balanced representation of women and men in the digital economy. To this goal, the Women & Girls Go Digital in Greece (WGGD - G) coalition under the leadership of the Hellenic General Secretariat for Gender Equality and in collaboration with the European Centre for Women and Technology have set off to develop a functional ecosystem of entrepreneurs, business people, policy makers, the academia in order to assist women in pursuing ICT careers and help the best and brightest talents shine among Greek women and girls.

The initiative concentrates efforts to: leverage accumulated knowledge, strategies, best practice and policies in Europe implemented for the promotion of ICT among women; offer state-of-the-art career counselling and mentoring; raise awareness about ICT careers among women; enhance female ICT enabled entrepreneurship; encourage a more balanced representation of gender in economic decision making.

Women & Girls Go Digital was launched in Greece on 4 April 2014 at a dedicated Greek Presidency Conference. A detailed National Action Plan, along with impact indicators, benchmarking and monitoring of relevant targets by 2020 was presented.

Founding coalition partners:

  1. General Secretariat for Gender Equality - Ministry of Interior (Coordinator)
  2. General Secretariat for Youth - Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs
  3. General Secretariat for Life Long Learning - Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs
  4. Secretariat General of Mass Media
  5. Hellenic Manpower Employment Organization
  6. National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance
  7. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Division of Industrial Electric Devices and Decision Systems
  8. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications
  9. University of Patras - Computer Engineering and Informatics Department
  10. Federation of Hellenic Information Technology & Communications Enterprises (SEPE)
  11. CISCO SYSTEMS HELLAS
  12. GOOGLE
  13. MICROSOFT HELLAS
  14. ORACLE HELLAS
  15. MANPOWERGROUP GREECE
  16. Hellenic Management Association - Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs
  17. The Found.ation
  18. European Centre for Women and Technology
  19. European Institute for Gender Equality
  20. European Schoolnet
  21. Team Europe – Representation of EC in Greece

The pledge is open to any private or public actor or academia that shares the objectives and purposes of the WGGD-G pledge.

Contact person

Pantelis Nikolaidis | pnikolai@otenet.gr

 

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