Today, women account for about 25 percent of graduates in STEM studies. When it comes to ICT, just 3 percent of graduates are female. These numbers are particularly concerning considering the rising demand for digital and ICT skills in Europe and around the world. This Gender Initiatives breakfast will scope out ways to increase ICT skills for girls and women and fight gender imbalance in the ICT sector. We will also explore the potential of partnerships between industry, educational and public actors throughout the skills development process.
Manuela Catrina, State Secretary, Romanian Ministry of Communication and Information Society, will give introductory remarks and provide an overview of the Romanian Presidency priorities on gender and digital issues. A panel discussion with corporate and institutional speakers will follow.