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The business case for more women in Tech'

At a recent debate on Gender in Tech, organised by the European Internet Forum participants emphasised the need for role models, awareness-raising and policies to improve work conditions and promotion prospects for women. 

The European Parliament representative stressed that more women professionals in the ICT sector, especially in top positions, would also be very beneficial to the European economy, since it is proven that diverse boards in companies correlate to better performance. 

Women are also a huge untapped talent pool, and attracting and retaining more women to the profession would help minimise the gap of supply and demand for ICT professionals in Europe. This ties in exactly with the conclusions and recommendations of the CEPIS Women in ICT Task Force. 

Take a look at the CEPIS infographic below for some interesting figures, and their policy proposals on attracting and retaining women professionals in this position paper.

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