Latvian Information and Communication Technology association together with the partners of the WOMEN4IT consortium organized the European-level conference “WOMEN4IT: Shaping the future of digital” on the 23rd of November in Brussels.
Women4IT – an initiative financed by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment and implemented in Latvia by LIKTA – aims to empower young women across Europe to become part of the digital economy. The conference titled “Women4IT: Shaping the future of digital” marked the end of the four-year project gathering together 9 partners all across Europe with high-level specialists, policymakers, civic society organizations, and young women participating in the WOMEN4IT program.
During the event, partners looked back at the project’s main achievements, good practices, and lessons learned, as well as heard first-hand from the Women4IT graduates about their experience and plans for a tech career. Speakers and panelists looked at what the EU currently performs in terms of fostering gender diversity in STEM and discussed the next steps in boosting the impact of initiatives like Women4IT.
The event was organized in a hybrid format – with participants joining face-to-face in Brussels and online from all over Europe. The recording of the event is available here.
To find out more about the project and its initiatives, visit web site: https://women4it.eu/
The project Nr.2017-1-094 “YOUNG-ICT WOMEN: Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda” benefits from a 2.714.304 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project aims to increase the number of EU-vulnerable girls and young women in the digital agenda.