Register for CEPIS DiversIT Charter Launch

Date: 26 November 2020

There is a consistent lack of tech professionals in Europe. It has been proven that diverse teams increase potential for innovation in tech companies. Gender equality in the workforce increases even countries’ GDP. Yet, even with all these potential benefits, women still make up only 16% of the Information Technology (IT) workforce. How to increase gender diversity in tech?

Join us on 26 November 2020 online to learn about the CEPIS DiversIT Charter – our new initiative of recognition of the existing efforts of your organisation and guidance to help your organisation embed gender diversity into its IT roles.

The event will include a keynote address from the European Commissioner for Innovation and Research Mariya Gabriel, and other keynote speakers and panelists who will address topics from the importance of gender diversity in general to specific best practices to attract and retain female tech talents to your company. And, of course, the practical information about the DiversIT Charter!


Welcome address and presentation about CEPIS

10:00 – 10:15

The importance of gender diversity – EU policy perspective

10:15 – 10:30

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Evelyn Regner MEP, Chair of Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, European Parliament

What is DiversIT Charter?

10:30 – 10:45

The importance of diversity in ICT industry

10:45 – 11:00

Charters as instruments to increase diversity – the case of Stonewall Charter

11:00 – 11:15

  • Stonewall Charter member of the board – tbc

Best practices in retention and attraction of women to ICT roles – panel discussion

11:15 – 12:10

Moderator: Saskia van Uffelen, Corporate Vice President, GFI, Digital Champion of Belgium

DiversIT Charter in practice

12:10 – 12:40

Call to action and closing remarks

12:40 – 13:00

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