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Next week’s #Digital4Her event from the European Commission aims to help trigger an increase in the number of women working in the tech sector.

Everyone at Innovators Magazine is passionate about supporting efforts like this. We co-hosted a Twitter chat with Knowledge4Innovation earlier this year on the importance of achieving gender equality in STEM fields and #Digital4Her in Brussels – on 19 June – will help push for the acceleration of equal opportunities in the tech sector.

Writing for us last year, Katherine Manuel – Senior Vice President, Innovation,Thomson Reuters, pointed out: “Ensuring gender inclusion in STEM education and female career advancement is not just the right thing to do, it is necessary for the long-term success of our society. This lack of inclusion is based on societal stereotypes of gender preferences, which are more manifested than real. Again, if half the population is not getting equal access to where the biggest industry opportunities exist, we are collectively losing out. Gender parity in technology education and follow-on careers are necessary to fuel the next evolution of our economic growth.”

Follow hashtags #Digital4Her #WomenInSTEM #girlsinict #SheIsWe on Twitter and play your part in raising awareness and inspiring actions that can help bridge the gender gap in tech.