Eurostat Data reveals status of Women in Tech in Europe to celebrate Girls in ICT Day 2017

According to information recently released by Eurostat, girls represented only 17% of the 1.4 million people studying Information and Communication Technologies in the European Union in 2015. This pattern was similar to the one found in the labor market, in which only 1.2 million out of 8 million employees are women. Some of the states that performed consistently well in both indicators were Bulgaria, Romania and Estonia.

The past numbers, presented as part of the commemoration of Girls in ICT Day 2017, are expected to raise awareness about the relevance of getting girls and young women involved in ICT related fields through digital skills training and encouragement activities. Considering that none of the European states presented more than 27.7% of women being employed in ICT, there is still a wide opportunity to diversify this industry in the region.

Proportion of women among ICT specialists by country. Screenshot from Eurostat publication.

Proportion of women among ICT specialists by country. Screenshot from Eurostat publication.

Source: Eurostat