The study suggests four concrete ways to encourage this change:
- improving the image of the digital industry;
- empowering women in the sector by offering clearer career paths;
- improving access to seed and venture capital programs for female entrepreneurs;
- improving working conditions in the sector.
Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes commented: "It is high time the IT sector … allowed women a chance to help the sector and Europe's economy benefit from their enormous potential".