This event forms part of an initiative to foster women’s participation in the tech sector, as a means to boost the economy and bridge gender gaps within society. Organised by the European Commission, the event was hosted by the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.

Digital4Her was a full day event, seeking to generate thought-provoking talks on the various roles assumed by women and girls in the digital field. Representatives of the public, private and non-profit sectors, hailing from numerous different EU countries, came together to engage in dialogues on the promotion of digital skills and STEM studies among girls, the fostering of women-driven entrepreneurship, as well as the ways of combating gender stereotypes in the media.

 

 

Moderated by the Director of the Digital Leadership Institute, Cheryl Miller and in the presence of Commissioner Gabriel, members of the European Parliament and high level representatives of Member States, the discussion unfolded as following:

 

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Startup pitching session

10 tech startups, led by innovative women, were selected through an open competition to pitch their projects in front of a jury of investors and startup programme representatives. A series of prizes was awarded during the closing ceremony of the event.

 

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Online Engagement

Each of the sessions launched a series of questions that were discussed in a participatory way while opinions where measured through an online poll. Online communities had also the chance to follow live via webstream and joined the conversetion on Twitter and Facebook

 

Join the conversation

The online conversation is still going on. Use #Digital4Her, #womenintech and #girlsinict to become part of it.

 

Find out more on the location

Digital4Her will take place at "The Egg"  - Congress & meeting center,  Bara Street 175
1070 Brussels, Belgium.

Organiser
European Commission

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