Commissioner Gabriel Announces New Strategy for Women in Tech

European CommissionThe Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, marked International Women’s Day 2018 by announcing her new strategy to increase the number of women in the digital sector. The strategy comes as a response to the growing need to encourage more women to get into tech, and coincides with the release of a new study from the Commission, titled, “Women in the Digital Age”.

The strategy outlines three main actions, which are, to challenge the stereotypes that women face, to promote digital skills among women, and to foster the growth of women entrepreneurs. Furthermore, through these actions, the Commission hopes to offset the gender imbalance in the digital sector, which has 3.1 times more men than women. Addressing the gender gap in the digital sector is a priority for Europe, as it contributes to the high shortage of digital skills that is projected for 2020.

Indeed, Europe will need to build a gender-balance within the digital sector if it wants to boost innovation and benefit the European economy.

The full strategy can be read on the website of the European Commission.