Commissioner Reding Promotes Women in ICT as Solution to Skills Gap

At the recent global meeting of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society, Commission Reding called for increased female participation in ICT to address the skills shortage and augment Europe’s capacity to recover from the financial crisis.

Dubbing the current skills shortage as ‘alarming’ Commissioner Reding advocated making use of female potential as an obvious solution for closing the skills gap.

In a call to industry and politicians she asked stakeholders to ‘Forget that ICT was once a man’s world!’. Urging them to leave that past behind and insisting that ‘All doors should be opened wide to train and recruit more women for ICT jobs’, Commissioner Reding noted that the ICT sector can only flourish with well-trained staff.

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