The Icelandic Computer Society Ský, a member of CEPIS and a certified Gold Member of the DiversIT Charter, has recently been officially appointed the national DiversIT Charter ambassador in Iceland.
You can apply for one of three tiers of certification. Bronze is meant for organisations who are just beginning their journey towards making their tech workplace more gender-equal. Applicants for the Silver level will have already taken significant steps towards gender equality, with internal and external initiatives implemented and planned. Gold level is awarded to organisations where (gender) diversity has been among priorities for some time, and who have implemented many best practices both internally and externally. This level guide should help you determine which level to apply for.
The assessment for the Charter certifications is carried out twice a year, with the certificates being awarded in May and in November. The deadline for applications is 1 March for the spring session and 1 September for the autumn session.
The pricing of the assessment depends on the level applied for (Bronze, Silver or Gold) and the size of the applicant’s organisation. The current pricing can be found in the Charter overview document.
The DiversIT Charter is a network of diversity-conscious businesses and organisations who truly care about equality in tech. The current certified members are:
- Accenture Slovakia
- Ský – The Icelandic Computer Society – national DiversIT Ambassador in Iceland
- German Informatics Society
- PeopleCert Group
- Informatics Association of Turkiye
The DiversIT Charter is an initiative of the CEPIS Women in ICT expert group. Coming from different CEPIS Member countries, the Charter assessors are a group of experienced and knowledgeable experts, thoroughly committed to promoting gender equality in ICT profession. The DiversIT Charter Team adhere to this Code of Conduct during all stages of their work. Read Code of Conduct PDF in browser.
We have recently launched new social media activity supporting the members and friends of DiversIT Charter. Join the conversation on LinkedIn and Twitter and watch these spaces for tools, resources and community insight!
The CEPIS DiversIT Charter team cordially invites you to join us for our 3rd annual event. It will take place on 29 November 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET online. This year we are gathering together to answer the question “Can we work together?” How can a multi-stakeholder approach help increase gender equality in tech?.
The European Commission has published a report on approaches to inclusive gender equality in research and innovation (R&I). The aim of the report is to help to create knowledge and concrete evidence-based recommendations that can feed into development of inclusive gender equality plans and policies.
The 52nd Annual conference of the German Informatics Society (GI) took place from 26 until 30 September 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. The role of women in IT was a topic of several events during the conference. A workshop organized by members of GI’s special interest group “Women in Informatics” with the title “More women in IT – How do we get there?” took place on 26 September 2022, a session on “More women in informatics!” on 28. September 2022.
The CEPIS DiversIT Charter team invites you to save the date for the annual conference dedicated to the topic of women in technology. This year’s event is entitled ““Can we work together?” – How can a multi-stakeholder approach help increase gender equality in tech?” and will take place online on Tuesday 29 November from 10:00 to 13:00 CET.