Studies on women active in Information Technology unveil that a greater presence of women in the area would benefit the industry, women themselves and Europe’s economy. A change in policy is needed, particularly due to an alarming drop in female ICT graduates and the limited presence of women in the STEM area (science, technology, engineering and math) reflecting thus the gender gap acknowledged in the ICT sector.
The Women Power Code project aims to educate adult women over forty years of age to understand and learn coding in order to improve their everyday life through the use of the Internet of Things. It is never too late to acquire knowledge, skills and competences in any branch of education.
Women Power Code is a three year project targeting adult women who want new challenges and seek to acquire digital skills, literacy and numeracy. The project partners are:
- CIVIC – UK, project leader;
- EUROCREA MERCHANT – Italy;
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FRIESLAND – Netherlands;
- DIGITAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – Belgium;
- DANIEL SG LTD – Bulgaria;
- BIOANIM – Slovenia;
- North-East ADR (via Regional Center for North-East Studies).
The project will equip beneficiaries with new digital competences and will pave the way for a smooth start in understanding how to improve their everyday life by incorporating these skills. In this way, the project aims to allow women with low digital literacy to adapt and better meet the challenges posed by the use of new technologies at work, and to also help balance gender inequality in this area.
For more information and updates please visit the project website.