The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) has been listed as one of “the most active actors in promoting European girls and women’s advancement” in a position paper on gender and technology prepared by the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT).
The position paper presents the state of the art of women in technology and provided the backdrop for the Women in Science, Innovation and Technology meeting in Budapest (6-8 March 2011), a joint high-level conference organized by the Hungarian EU presidency and the European Commission’s DG INFSO.
The event highlighted the latest contributions of women in ICT, technology and innovation. The conference focused on discussing new ways to increase female presence in education, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce and leadership roles.
EGI was mention in the ECTW position paper as one organization actively engaged in this goal. The paper highlights the Gender Action Plan and praises its commitment to raise awareness and collect statistics about women’s participation.
Catherine Gater, Chief Administration Officer, says: "EGI.eu is fully committed to promoting the achievements of women in Europe and to attracting talented professionals, both male and female, to drive forward the work of the European Grid Infrastructure. By supporting thousands of researchers across Europe, EGI is a key part of the Digital Agenda for Europe and will help to increase the economic health of the European Research Area."