Today the European Commission is launching an annual scoreboard to monitor women’s participation in the digital economy, on the occasion of the birthday of Ada Lovelace, considered as the world’s first computer programmer. The Women in Digital scoreboard is one of the actions to assess women’s inclusion in digital jobs, careers and entrepreneurship initiated by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. The Scoreboard assesses EU countries’ performance in the areas of internet use and internet user skills, as well as specialist skills and employment, based on 13 indicators.
During the ICT 2018 event in Vienna, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel held a discussion on gender in science and technology with women working in EU-funded cutting edge research initiatives.
As early Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, from machine translation to image recognition, enter our everyday lives and we begin to imagine life with autonomous vehicles and robo-advisors, Europe must act to shape its own AI future based on our shared vision.
23 National Coalitions exist under the umbrella of the pan-European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. Find out more about their activities through these factsheets.
Brussels, 19 November 2018
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel outlined her “Women in Digital” strategy and the actions that are in place to promote more women and girls participation in the digital sector in her speech at the Women in Tech summit.