Final TPM and Final Conference

Final TPM and Final Conference

The EU project FEMIN-ICT has reached the final moment of its journey towards promoting gender equality in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. The final conference, held in Athens on 26-27 January, brought the project to a close and marked a crucial step towards fostering collaboration and shaping policies that promote gender equality in the ICT field.

The primary goal of the FEMIN-ICT policy conference was to bring together policy stakeholders, academics, and business representatives to engage in discussions that culminated in a comprehensive roadmap. This roadmap emphasizes the importance of gender equality in ICT and proposes actionable steps to further promote it within the sector.

The conference aimed to create an enhanced level of collaboration between the Femin-ICT consortium team, associated partners, and various business and ICT ecosystems groups. This collaboration seeked to amplify the innovative elements of the project, creating a ripple effect that encouraged other countries to adopt similar measures to foster gender equality in the tech industry.

The event has featured different sessions designed to be interactive and collaborative, offering participants a chance to familiarize themselves with the results of the Femin-ICT project. Some of the key topics that have been addressed during the conference include: the added value of FEMIN-ICT results or the gaps in Gender Integration.

These topics were discussed in different workshops focused on labor equality between genders in the ICT market 

  • “Equity and Inclusion in Technology: Challenges and Solutions” – a panel discussion.
  • “Equality & Inclusion in ICT” – moderated by Stella Kasdagli (Women On Top Co-founder).
  • “Supporting Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities” – moderated by Lydia Manitsidou and Dimitra Gounari.
  • “Gender Bias and Stereotypes in ICT Workshop Discussion” – moderated by Pinelopi Theodorakakou (Women On Top Co-founder).
  • “Recognizing My Values and Professional Vision” – moderated by Magda Bakali (Project Manager of STIMMULI for Social Change).

Efforts have been made to familiarize at least 70 participants with the results of the FEMIN-ICT project. To maximize impact, invitations have extended beyond consortium countries, reaching out to a broader audience. The dissemination of the conference has been further amplified through press releases, social media channels, project newsletters, and the extensive network of collaborating entities with universities, businesses, public authorities, and small and medium enterprises.

The Femin-ICT conference in Athens aimed to leave a lasting impact on the industry, creating a more inclusive and equitable future for women in technology and has marked a crucial time in the path towards achieving gender equality in the ICT sector by fostering collaboration, shaping policies, and disseminating innovative results.