Digital Leadership Institute

Digital Leadership Institute
The Digital Leadership Institute pledges to promote greater participation of girls and women in ESTEAM (entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) sectors, through the following initiatives:
 
  • inQube “Move It Forward” programme - Promoting digital and business skills to teen and adult women in order to address social challenges uniquely impacting them and to increase the number of female tech founders across Europe. 
  • CYPRO - Cyber Professional Training & Workplace Matriculation Program for Women - Multi-year training, onboarding and mission support for tracking experienced women into expert and leadership roles in ICT.
  • Digital Muse “Girl Tech Fest” - creative and digital-skills focused events targeting hundreds of school-aged girls with hands-on workshops, role model presentations and tech-exploration activities whose mission is to excite their interest in technology and thereby increase participation of girls in digital studies and careers in Europe.
  • European Ada Awards - annual awards recognising outstanding girls and women in digital studies and careers in Europe, and the individuals and organisations who support them.
Last update: 06/11/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills for labour force
Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
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Digital Leadership Institute

The Digital Leadership Institute is a recognised world leader in promoting greater participation of girls and women in strategic, innovative ESTEAM (entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) sectors.

Qualitative Impact

Cultivating and nurturing a community of excellence among female practitioners in digital sectors in Europe and the organisations and individuals who support them.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Other (annual awards recognising outstanding girls and women in digital studies and careers in Europe) Identify and showcase 5-10 outstanding girls and women in digital sectors in Europe annually 20 20
Other (annual awards recognising outstanding individuals and organisations who support girls and women in digital studies and careers in Europe) Identify and showcase 1-3 initiatives exemplifying best practices in getting girls and women into digital studies and careers in Europe annually 6 6
Other (organisation of campaign) 2 Move It Forward weekends per year 4 4
People reached through awareness raising activities (workshops) 100 Women reached per year through inQube “Move It Forward” 200 550
Other (Projects launched) Projects launched through inQube “Move It Forward” 30 30
Other (Projects incubated) Projects incubated through inQube “Move It Forward” 10 10
People trained face to face / with a blended online-face to face approach 2-3 expert training cohorts per year through CYPRO, 15-20 women per cohort 120 1000
Job placements / traineeships (including remote jobs) 30 women successfully placed per year through CYPRO 60 60
Other ( organisation of campaign ) 1-2 Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest per year 4 4
People reached through awareness raising activities (Girl Tech Fest) 500 Girls reached per year through the Digital Muse “Girl Tech Fest") 1,000 2500

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

Over the course of 2017, the Digital Leadership Institute (dlii.org) has organized over twenty digital skills and community-building events directly reaching upwards of 1500 people, from the most under-served communities across Europe and beyond, with skills, mentorship and resources that promote their increased inclusion in the digital transformation afoot. Under the aegis of its four key value offerings -- DigitalMuse.org, inQube.eu, Cypro.org & AdaAwards.com -- DLI has directly impacted the number of Europe's girls and women engaged in digital studies, as IT experts, and in technology startup, and thereby has better ensured a role for them in leading Europe's digital society.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Ada Awards 2017 Online Nominations Opened 01/04/2017 Completed
Ada Awards 2017 Online Nominations Closed 31/10/2017 Completed
Ada Awards 2017 Finalists Announced 30/11/2017 N/A
Annual Ada Awards Ceremony 2017 31/12/2017 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Brussels- two events 31/12/2017 Completed
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest Brussels 31/12/2017 Completed
3 Cybersecurity cohorts in Brussels 31/12/2017 Completed
Ada Awards 2018 Online Nominations Opened 30/04/2018 N/A
Ada Awards 2018 Online Nominations Closed 31/10/2018 N/A
Ada Awards 2018 Finalists Announced 30/11/2018 N/A
Annual Ada Awards Ceremony 2018 31/12/2018 N/A
'Move It Forward' Barcelona, Berlin 31/12/2018 N/A
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest Berlin 31/12/2018 N/A
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest Ghent 31/12/2018 N/A
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest London 31/12/2018 N/A
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest Dublin 31/12/2018 N/A
Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest Rio de Janeiro 31/12/2018 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Sofia 31/12/2017 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Istanbul 31/12/2017 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Brussels 31/12/2018 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Liege 31/12/2018 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Copenhagen 31/12/2018 N/A
inQube 'Move It Forward' Budapest 31/12/2018 N/A