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These early allies aim to encourage vocations among girls and women and make them feel legitimate when they chose to work in the digital sector; to break away from this economic and social nonsense which consists in depriving of women’s talent; to play a part in building a digital future adapted to everyone!
The movement originated from the shared initiatives of Sandrine Delage (Head of Change Makers & Prospective at BNP Paribas), Merete Buljo and Solenne Bocquillon-Le Goaziou (respectively President and Secretary General of the association Digital Ladies & Allies: do-tank engaged for digital diversity within the companies) and Frédéric Bardeau (President and co-founder of the Simplon.co network: inclusive school dedicated to technical and digital professions)
Scale Women In IT Pledge
Ever since its creation in 2019, the WoGiTech collective launched the “Scale Women In IT Pledge (SWIIT Pledge)”: a worldwide initiative intended to boost the number of women hired in the tech field.
The SWITT Pledge consists of collecting 1,000 promises from companies to hire women for technical jobs in the digital sector. To date, the pledge has enabled more than 45 companies to commit to training and recruiting more than 500 women.
Objective:Impact and Transformation
By mobilizing, supporting and valuing the initiatives, the means of local and international activation, in the respect of common values and in a spirit of collaborative governance, respecting the autonomy of each stakeholder, WoGiTech has become an aggregator and a real actor of transformation.
The Women & Girls In Tech collective mobilizes over 200 organizations: associations, SSE structures, companies and institutions willing to act together.
It is indeed by combining the strengths and skills of its members that the collective has been installing and optimizing its influence in France and internationally.
Why get involved in WoGiTech ?
I believe in SDG 17*, the multi-stakeholder alliance that multiplies the impact on a societal scale, with a resolutely optimistic “LAB” spirit to innovate and test new systems.
* 17th and latest UN Sustainable Development Goal.
Working to ensure that the people who make tech are better represented is not a question of equality, it’s a question of society. Because tech is everywhere, it has to be representative of society. I decided to get involved in the WoGiTech collective because by forming an alliance with companies, schools and associations we are stronger and more representative of an inclusive society!
Director and co-founder @BECOMTECH
“We need to combat gendered stereotypes from childhood, by raising awareness in families, training teachers, and creating an egalitarian imagination through stories in the classroom and in school textbooks, for example.
We need to give girls the opportunity to discover in concrete terms that they can love computing and develop their skills: this can be done through training, by going out to meet employees in companies, by being in contact with female role models…”