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Women and job mobility in the ICT sector

European statistics on education covering the last 20 years show that women enter the labour market with a higher level of education than men. However, this does not mean that women get proportional access to highly qualified, better paid jobs.

The statistics highlight a different situation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, where the number of women in managerial positions is increasing far more than in other sectors, such as industry. This suggests that ICT may offer greater professional opportunities for women.

To deepen this analysis by looking at women’s role in the ICT sector, their mobility within it, and new ICT job opportunities that draw on women’s professionalism, the Centre held an international conference on “Women and Job Mobility in the ICT Sector” on 21 February.

Amongst the participants were Ms. Nancy Pascall of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, Ms. Marina Larios of WiTEC – the European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, Ms. Paola Mastromarino of Telecom Italia Media and Ms. Britt-Marie Södenberg Torstensson of Winnet Europe.

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