EPN Panel: Women in Technology and Innovation @ European Parliament

Women in Technology and Innovation:

Working towards gender equality in tech industry


Date: Monday, 7th of May 2018

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: European Parliament

Room: A5G-1


You are cordially invited to the panel discussion on “Women in Technology and Innovation: Working towards gender equality in tech industry”


In a society where technology is taking the lead in all sectors, we believe that women need to join the technological workforce in order to help shape a better future. Although the number of young women taking part in the digital and engineering field of education is supposedly increasing, women are still the minority in a male-led tech industry. This panel discussion aims to provide answers as to why women are still under-represented in the digital industry and how to counter this digital and technological gender-gap.


Experts, entrepreneurs and IT professionals taking part in this event will illustrate the beneficial societal impact of encouraging women to pursue a digital or technological education and the vital importance of female equal participation in the technological sector in order to achieve gender equality in society and shape a better world. An overview of the actions planned by the EU to reinforce the digital women workforce and concrete civil initiatives will be presented.



13:30  – 14:00 Entry to the European Parliament ( registration )

14:00 – 14:10 Introductory speech by Diane Reisse – EU Project and Communications Manager EPN (BE)

14:10 – 14:20 Dr Konstantina Davaki – London school of Economics and Political Science (UK)

14:20 – 14:30 Katleen Dewaele – Communications and Philanthropies Lead at Microsoft (BE)

14:30 – 14:40 Angie Smets –Technical and Pedagogical Director at School 19 (BE)

14:40 – 14:50 Samia Ghozlane – President of Cyberelles Network and Director of La Grande Ecole du Numérique (FR)

15:00 – 15:10 Julie Foulon – Founder of Girleek (BE)

15:10 – 15:20 Dr Marie-Francine Moens – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE)

15:20 – 16:00 Q&A session




  • Please kindly RSVP via the registration button above until April 29.


  • Registration is mandatory in order to produce access badge to the Euroepan Parliament.


This event is hosted by Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, MEP.