Proceedings of EC Conference Cyberellas are IT! Available Online

The EC has announced that the proceedings of the Shadowing Conference 'Cyberellas are IT!', which took place in Brussels on 3rd March 2009, are now available online.

The conference was part of a broader initiative to raise awareness about the potential role of women in the ICT sector and the benefits of pursuing studies or a career in IT.

During the conference a Code for Best Practices for Women in ICT, signed by five major companies in the IT field, was officially presented to the European Commission. The Code provides recommendations on attracting more women to ICT and on developing their potential in the sector at the highest level. This is seen as an essential step to boost the economic growth of the EU area after the current downturn.