We were passionate about feminism and we started simply by going to different ventures to meet people and tried to improve ourselves in the digital world, and launch initiatives in companies in the digital world.
The project is implemented by the DigiWo team. The project is part of a much larger project, which is the digitization of the European society in all its aspects, and the goal is to extend this aspect of the project.
There are several stakeholders working in partnership: private companies, recruiting companies, training centers, non-profit organizations that provide information on the subject of IT, or feminist associations that are in contact with women.
The Digital4Women movement is a consortium of public private organizations and local authorities working to improve women’s access to digital and the digital economy. We were passionate about feminism and we started simply by going to different ventures to meet people and tried to improve ourselves in the digital world, and launch initiatives in companies in the digital world.
For women, it is very complicated to find information. We found a lot of information for men and adapted it for women. During the event organised by the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, and Digital4her, we met partners who enabled us to increase our activity.
We participated in campaigns of feminism and the digital, and met with partners who focused on training. This allowed us to inform the people we knew. Our members, who are women, have been able to train themselves in the digital world thanks to the training centres.
Moving on to other ventures, we met companies that were feminist and that were willing to hire skilled women in the digital sector.
A third partnership was created, making a longer chain of members:
- Women who want to train in the digital world.
- Training centres dedicated at training women.
- Private companies willing to recruit them.
By going to the event of the European Commission, we had the chance to meet a key element we were missing, women icons: famous women who succeeded in the digital world, who we could present as an example for women we meet. This is a key element in pour presentation to women to convince that the digital world fits them.
The next stage will be a traveling festival that targets the local level and not only the European level, to bring together women who have had initiatives in the digital world; especially the micro digital enterprise sector, to help them create a network and strengthen each other, eventually create partnerships because they have, for some, complementary activities. The goal is to create powerful women’s feminist network in the digital world.