On International Women’s Day 2020, we furthered our commitment to gender diversity with the launch of #ChangeTheFace. This global initiative, created by Vodafone and supported by Nokia and Ericsson, aims to boost diverse representation across the technology sector as employers pledge to make the sector more inclusive.

There are already hundreds of thousands of unfilled vacancies for ICT professionals in Europe, and a declining number of women filling these roles. Research from the European Commission in 2018 also shows that women represent only 21.5% of all workers in digital jobs. To help address this, we have expanded the services offered on our free Future Jobs Finder tool to empower more women. Our updated tool will help more women access technology careers, even if they have no experience or qualifications in the sector.

At the same time, we have committed to work with global supplier diversity leader, WEConnect International, to boost diversity and inclusion in our supply chain and connect with more women-owned businesses worldwide.