Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Grand Coalition - Pledge of Digital Leadership Institute

Article
Initiate a pan-European Digital Woman of the Year Award.

Digital Leadership Institute, in partnership with the Council for European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), DIGITALEUROPE, the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT), and the European Schoolnet, pledges to create, publicise and award a pan-European Award for women and girls who distinguish themselves and their organisations in digitally-driven and digitally-enabled areas of study and work, in order to achieve the following:

  • Reward and bring recognition to women and girls in different domains and age groups who show leadership in digitally-driven and digitally-enabled areas of study and work;
  • Advance the uptake of digital technology and digital skills among women and girls, and society as a whole;
  • Demonstrate commitment to development and use of technology for social benefit.

The proposed Award categories are:

  1. Digital Woman of the Year:  Destined for a woman who works and/or lives in Europe and has distinguished herself in digital activities, studies or careers;
  2. Digital Girl of the Year:  Destined for three girls in different age categories (under 11, 11-14 years & 15-17 years) who live and/or study in Europe and have distinguished themselves in digital activities and/or studies; and
  3. Digital Impact Organisation of the Year:  Destined for an organisation in Europe whose work fundamentally impacts the eco-system in Europe to increase the participation of girls and women in digital sectors.

Contact Person

Cheryl Miller | Founder & Executive Director, Digital Leadership Institute

 

Last updated on 13/08/2015 - 15:43
Blogs

Blogs

Claire Bury's picture
Claire BURY
On 1 December 2016, we launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as one of the ten initiatives in the New Skills Agenda. The Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-for profit organisations and education providers who pledge to take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe.
Domingos Guimaraes's picture
Domingos GUIMARAES
We are living in a digital age. It’s time to take a stand and invest in ICT skills!
Claire Bury's picture
Claire BURY
On Tuesday 18 October, the Generation code: Born at the library exhibition opened in the European Parliament.
Roberto Viola's picture
Roberto VIOLA
Our plan to help European industry, researchers and public authorities to make the best of the digital transformation has been published. Lowri Evans and Roberto Viola share some thoughts on what this could mean for Europe's future.
More blog posts