The gender gap that exists in the technology industry is increasingly regarded as a serious problem that has to be tackled not just by the public and private sectors but also by political decision-makers.
The speed of today’s technological development and its effects on all aspects of our society and daily lives only highlight how technology-based products and services should not be developed merely on the basis of half the population's perspective.
That means we need to find ways to stimulate, encourage and support more girls and women to study, work and professionally grow in areas directly relating to technology.
I-Lab has collaborated on the Mobile World Capital Foundation’s d-Lab programme, as part of the Empowering women in the technology industry challenge, which looked for digital projects and solutions to reduce the gender gap within the technology sector, which were systematically reproducible and scalable.
Further information: https://d-lab.tech/ca/women-in-tech/