What we do
The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a European multi-stakeholder partnership of more than 130 organizations from all around Europe and not only. ECWT serves as a European single point of contact for information, collection and analysis of data, research, and the development of appropriate methodological tools to attract more girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), for nurturing and retaining women in the knowledge economy through industry and entrepreneurial careers, promoting the female talent to provide added value to ICT solutions, supporting more female ICT business start-ups and consolidating the largest network for closing the Digital Gender Gap in Europe.
Founder and Director of the ECWT
Project Manager & Board Member
Marketing and Business Developer
The work of the European Centre for Women and Technology is led by an Executive Group responsible for the operational activity and a High-level Advisory Committee functioning as a knowledge pool for support. Both the Executive Group and the High-Level Advisory Committee are built on multi-stakeholder representation and have documented experience in working with women and technology and/or innovation issues. The Executive Group and the High-level Advisory are supported by four working groups that gather information, develop ideas, and initiate and analyze data that derive from that work. The working groups work closely with the community and are a liaison between the diversity of entities ECWT works with. The strategy of the European Centre for Women and Technology is implemented through the ECWT National Point of Contacts (N-PoCs) in the EU Member States and wider Europe. N-PoCs function in every country as a national multi-stakeholder partnership to ensure women’s full participation in and contribution to the knowledge-based economy and implementation of the Digital Agenda and the Europe 2020 Strategy.
The mission of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is to ensure, based on a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP) of representatives from the business sector, government, the academia, and the non-profit sector – a major break-through and a measurable and significant European increase in the participation of women in education, entrepreneurship, employment and leadership in ICT and related sectors until the gender gap is decreased in a rapid speed. ECWT is led by the desire to collaborate with and give added value to already existing structures and organizations, by sharing knowledge and best practices and creating synergies, leveraging resources, research, and progress.
ECWT is today the leading European level platform for ensuring the gender dimension of the Digital Agenda through finding ways and means for measurably and significantly increasing the number of girls and women in STEM and computing and integrating a critical mass of women in Europe in the design, research, innovation, production, and use of ICT. ECWT helps organizations to find the best talents and helps girls and women to match their career lifecycles with industries’ needs through providing a community of excellence, leveraging resources and research, presenting, and rolling out best practices, innovative actions, and services, and benchmarking and measuring impact.
The ECWT implements its strategy through the National Point of Contacts (N-PoCs) established in the Member States and other European countries functioning as a national platform of multi-stakeholders supporting women’s full participation in the knowledge-based economy and the implementation of the Commission’s Digital Agenda and the Europe 2020 strategy.