19.1% of ICT specialists in Europe are women. Is it enough?
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Europe is experiencing a shortage of around one million digital experts: 53% of enterprises trying to recruit ICT specialists report difficulties in getting qualified people and only 19.1% of ICT specialists in Europe are women.
These are just some of the data you can find in the research we conducted as part of the project. FEMME FORWARD Market Analysis explores the world of digital jobs in Europe and focuses on the most in-demand skill clusters: artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, and big data.
The study highlights the underrepresentation of women in the tech industry in participating countries in education, employment and startup ecosystems and the main pain points are unconscious gender bias, lack of support, and a shortage of STEM graduates.
FEMME FORWARD Market Analysis confirms the assumptions on which FEMME FORWARD’s programmes are based as both the training programmes: The Future Tech careers and The Start-up Founders Programme encourage women to participate in the digital Economy with the goal to address the skills shortage in the sector, also leading to more innovation and diverse perspectives in technology.
Download the Full report at FEMME FORWARD Market Analysis.