CEPIS DiversIT Charter
The DiversIT Charter is a roadmap which moves through three levels of attainment: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has a focus on attraction and retention, asking applicants to showcase their initiatives and policies for increasing gender diversity in ICT professions.
Why more women in tech?
Technology is a growing field and advanced digital skills are at a premium. Women are less than 20% of the workers in the technology and digital professions, and yet are consistently nearly half of the available workforce. In addition, having a diverse team increases productivity, profitability and innovation potential.
What will you gain?
Public recognition of your commitment to increase gender diversity in ICT professions; clear, continuous guidance and concrete recommendations on how build support for women working in technology roles in your organisation, and an ever-growing international network of organisations with the same priorities!
The DiversIT Charter is an initiative of the CEPIS Women in ICT expert group. Coming from 8 different CEPIS Member countries, the Charter creators are a group of experienced and knowledgeable experts, thoroughly committed to promoting gender equality in ICT profession.
Save the date: DiversIT Charter Launch to take place on 26 November in Brussels
The official European launch event of the CEPIS DiversIT Charter will take place on 26 November 2020, at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s hotel in Brussels, Belgium, from 10:00 – 17:30 approximately. The event will gather stakeholders from the European institutions, industry, non-governmental and public sector, and will focus on challenges and opportunities related to the gender gap in ICT professions. The event will also include a detailed presentation of the DiversIT Charter and practical advice for its implementation. Go to event page
IAT adopts DiversIT Charter in national launch event
On 21 November, the Turkish Computer Society (IAT) demonstrated its commitment to gender diversity in ICT professions by being the first CEPIS member society to officially adopt the CEPIS DiversIT Charter, a roadmap and structured programme of activities that organisations can take to establish a supporting environment for Women in IT professions. The launch event, co-organised by IAT and the CEPIS Women in ICT expert group, took place in Istanbul and was attended by stakeholders from both private and public sectors. IAT received the Bronze tier recognition for their work to promote the attraction and retention of women in digital studies and jobs. Read more