During this event, organised ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, the European Commission will receive a "Code for Best Practices for Women in ICT", signed by some of the major actors in the ICT sector. The Code provides for practices which aim not only to attract women in ICT but also to keep them in the sector and help them reach their full potential. This is part of broader initiative to raise awareness about the ICT sector and to highlight job opportunities.
Together with several leading technology companies, the Commission organised a series of "shadowing days" to show young women that technology is not at all "strictly for geeks!". The results of the 2008 shadowing exercise will be presented.