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This document exposes the gender imbalance in the labour market, and attempts to propose possible solutions for the ICT sector.

The first part of the guidelines provide a short summary of facts and statistics that describe some issues that women face in the ICT sector, and then suggests possible reasons why women are underrepresented in this area. Meanwhile, the second part of the document provides guidelines that may be adopted for increasing and retaining a number of women in the ICT sector. These guidelines include the following steps to be taken: encouraging girls to consider career in ICT; strengthening education; promoting recruitment of women and retention of female meployees; boosting numbers of female ICT entrepreneurs and leaders. The steps are also accompanied by the concrete tips and illustative good practice examples.

The proposed guidelines are aimed at all stakeholders who may have concerns about the low percentage of women in the ICT sector.

 

Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Publication type
General guidelines