Showcase female role models to raise awareness and inspire over 1 million girls and young women on the possibilities of careers in the digital technology sector.

Inspiring fifty is an initiative established to showcase female role models in the digital industry, attract girls into the digital technology field and to inspire other women to reach for the top in their careers. Each of the Inspiring fifty will be selected by a group of industry experts for their achievements and inspiring careers in technology. The Inspiring fifty initiative will shine the spotlight on this strong collective of women to help change the perception of working women and inspire others in the digital industry to have ambition in their careers and self-belief that they too can reach the top.


  • Through the European and Dutch initiatives, Inspiring Fifty aims to reach and inspire over 1 million via face to-face encounters and online channels
  • Change the perception of technology and the careers that can be achieved in technology
  • Change the perception of women working in tech from geek to cool
  • Increase the number of women on stage and in the press with regards to technology

Contact Person

Janneke Niessen |

26 March 2014
Last update: 
9 May 2017
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