Today Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, gathered CEO’s of tech companies who signed the Declaration on an inclusive business environment, to take stock of their progress and share good practices.

Commissioner Gabriel with signatures of declaration

They committed to achieving gender balance and providing equal opportunities in their companies by:

  1. Instilling an inclusive, open, female-friendly company culture
  2. Recruiting and investing in diversity
  3. Giving women in tech their voice and visibility
  4. Creating the leaders of the future
  5. Becoming an advocate of change

The good practices and recommendations to achieve inclusive business eco-system open to all will be published on this website in March 2019.

Whether the CEO of a large high-tech company or of a start-up, you can also contribute to closing the gender gap in your company by signing the declaration.

Background

With only 1 in 6 woman ICT specialists, only 1 in 3 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) woman graduates and women in the information and communication sector earning almost 20% less than men there is a significant gender gap. To address these challenges of low participation of women in digital, the lack of digital skills and the gender bias, the Commission took a number of concrete steps including the declaration on women in digital launched in June 2018.