Women & Technologies

Women & Technologies

The Women and Technology Association is pledging to run a 2-year project in Italy, focused on digital inclusion for women and on boosting young people’s employability.

Our digital inclusive action is aimed to female students and to "vulnerable groups" of women (housewives, women in search of work, women employees) who have not had the chance to seize the opportunities offered by digital technologies in the job market.

Our action towards young people includes the organisation of 5 events per year and laboratories, aimed at informing and orienting young peoplefrom schools across Italy on the new digital jobs and make their profiles competitive at the national and international level. We will offer specific IT training (coding, robotics, app development) to 1,000 young people.

Last update: 25/10/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2019

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding:
Funds come from membership fees (individuals and corporation), sponsorship and fund raising activities.

Women & Technologies Association (Associazione Donne e Tecnologie)

The Association, born in 2009, aims at empowering women's talent in technology, innovation and scientific research, promoting projects and actions aimed at combating stereotypes and gender discrimination, contributing to the orientation of young people to future professions and sustainable business models.

Qualitative Impact

• Strong awareness action on influencers and institutional stakeholders through a solid network of Italian and international Universities, research centers labs and scientific departments of schools
• STEM and STEAM are promoted among young people as professional opportunity;
• Public-private sector cooperation. Joint activities with the private sector are carried out to promote professional experiences to students within the curricula path (Alternanza scuola lavoro promoted by the Ministry of Education).


Over the years the Association has already involved 250 members of Italian and international Universities, research centers labs and scientific departments, public and private companies, 350 speakers from 16 different countries, 6,000 participants, 300 press people, 80,000 visitors, 120,000 referrals, 380,000 views and 5,000 social contacts.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face-to-face/Young people In-person training (at school or in public event and/or exhibitions) to involve primary and secondary schools – I and II grade) trained every year 1,000 N/A
People reached through awareness raising activities/Young people Participants in events and laboratories, aimed at informing and orienting young people 500 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

No evidence available about the progress.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
300 students engaged in person at Future Camp Europe Day in Rome (Videogame: from entertainment to job opportunity) and 1000 online through video streaming 16/11/2018
Roundtable “ Women in retail a new opportunity through technology” held 30/11/2018
1000 young girls trained in 3 Future Camp activities (theme to be selected) 31/12/2019