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Cyberellas are IT!
The European Commission Shadowing Conference
3 March 2009, Brussels
In the present economic environment encouraging women to choose a scientific career will not only benefit them but also the economy in general and act as a multiplying growth factor. There is a big pool of unused potential out there!
On 3 March, the European Commission will receive a signed Code for Best Practices for Women in ICT by some of the major actors in the ICT sector. The Code provides for practices which aim not only to attract women in ICT but also to keep them in the sector and help them reach their full potential.
The signing of the Code for Best Practices is embedded in a much broader initiative to raise awareness about the ICT sector and make visible job opportunities. The event is part of an one day Conference (Cyberellas are IT!). In the Conference, there will be a presentation of the Shadowing 2008 initiative. At the same time, the first version of the Code will be open for a wider consultation.
The Conference “Cyberellas are IT!” will take place on 3 March 2009 to celebrate International Women’s Day. The conference will combine the presentation of the Shadowing 2008 and the handing in of the Code.
The Conference will take place in the Breydel building from 9:00 to 17:45 whilst the signing of the Code will be by invitation only in the VIP corner in the Berlaymont. Commissioner Reding will open the Conference and the representatives of the Industry Group participants will hand her the Code.