— Posted by Nancy Pascall, DG INFSO, Policy Officer, Workshop organiser at Digital Agenda Assembly

The lack of qualified and skill personnel in the ICT sector was predicted a few years ago but it is now a reality.  Despite the high unemployment level in some countries thousands of ICT related jobs are empty.  It is now time to take into consideration the unused talent pool: women!

To address how the women can concretely play a more active role and benefit from the Information Society, an action plan is needed which takes into account all relevant factors.

This issue will be discussed at the Digital Agenda Assembly (Brussels 16-17 June - #daa11eu) in a workshop called "Women for Smart Growth".  Programme and other details are available online.

As of now you  are invited to share your ideas about this workshop on this blog or on Twitter using the  #daa11women hashtag