The European Network for Women in Digital aims to promote greater participation of girls and women in digital studies and careers across the EU. Connecting organisations that work to combat gender stereotypes, encourage ICT related studies and promote diversity in digital professions can help pool efforts and create critical mass.
Increased participation of women in the tech sector will boost the economy and allow for their full participation in society. The European Commission's initiatives encourage and empower women to play a more active role in the digital age.
The International Day "Girls in ICT" is an initiative of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , which aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the growing STEM/IT sector.