We aim to increase social inclusion of women in modern society

A project to increase learning demand through effective outreach, guidance, and motivation strategies.

ITs4Women wants to create a bigger demand amongst women and girls to increase their digital skills. So far, still a very big gender gap exists in IT. Women are highly underrepresented in the IT sector, while a more equal gender diversity would highly benefit this sector.

ITs4Women wants to analyse existing research on how to reach women and move them towards IT/digital skills, good/bad practices, find role models in IT etc. This research will be used to prepare a more effective approach to reach women.

By lowering barriers for them, by offering a platform covering all kind of support women can need to work on their digital skills and information they need for their consideration of the IT world, we will be able to guide these women better and motivate them better to work on their digital skills than initiatives before.

The recommendations from the analysis will be freely available, so also existing initiatives can use this consultation and recommendations to improve their own support programmes, etc.

People Involved

Emanuele Musa

Expert in open innovation, lean startup and design thinking. Emanuele is speaker at numerous conference and has trained over 500 social ventures in 15 countries. He is responsible for business development and sales.

Patricia Eresjö

International business advisor and communication strategist with a background in sales, marketing, communications and digital transformation strategies. She supports innovative SME´s to grow and expand into new markets.

Iris Bos

Iris works is a passionate professional who works as a trainer, developing training materials on matters like social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, idea creation, business planning and pitching.

Patricia Lee

Patricia is IDP Research Officer. She  has worked across the community and voluntary sector focusing on building capacity for children, young people, families, communities, advocating for change, amplifying impact, and telling the story.

Paula Matias

With a degree in Law and Business Administration, Paula Matias works transversally in the field of project management and development at EOLAS. Competent in research and development of training materials on topics such as creativity, entrepreneurship, self-management and social impact, among others, she has worked on more than 20 projects since 2019.

Manon van Leeuwen

Co-owner and manager at EOLAS, expert in business development, (social) entrepreneurship and (educational) innovation. She has worked on over 150 projects from different EU funding programmes. 

Nynke de Jager

Project manager, involved in multiple European projects, proficient in project management, methodology development and research, training course development and delivery.

Shauna McClenaghan

Co-CEO of IDP, engaged in the design and implementation of policies in education, social inclusion, community development, Indigenous Enterprise Development and Social Innovation.

Erika Hinz

Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the financial management of the organisation. As part of the management team of Dalarna Science Park, she is responsible for project strategy and applications.


Actively engages in various IT companies and startups on a daily basis. With over 10 years of work experience in the sector.

Ruxandra Creosteanu

Cofounder at Babele, Ruxandra is an ex sustainability consultant at Deloitte and a true change-agent at heart. She provides engagement and sustainability consulting to large organizations and runs a UN innovation program for the SDGs.

Partner Organizations

Babele - Create Together (Romania)

Babele is a technology and consulting company that works in the fields of collective intelligence, business modeling and social impact. We have pioneered application of open strategies and collaborative business planning, providing our programs and online platforms to universities, incubators, networks and corporations spread across 4 continents. www.babele.co

BDF (The Netherlands)

BDF supports and advices businesses, educational institutes and individuals to developing careers and business opportunities on digitalisation, sustainable growth, and exploiting network opportunities. Through training and development of new training materials, following the latest market trends, BDF offers tailor-made support to entrepreneurs and individuals to make them grow.

IDP (Ireland)

Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) is an award winning reputable, innovative, and agile organisation, which aims to promote, support, assist and engage in community and social development using a community led local development approach. IDP promotes the enabling of individuals and their communities to tackle unemployment and other social issues.

Dalarna Science Park (Sweden)

Dalarna Science Park is the innovation arena of the region of Dalarna in Sweden and supports the development of people and companies with ambitions to grow. Advanced processes are offered to both new entrepreneurs and established companies. Dalarna Science Park contributes to the high-quality development of trade and industry in the region, which benefits the companies’ competitiveness and innovation ability.

Eolas (Spain)

EOLAS S.L. offers services and support to enterprises, organisations and entities for a wide range of demands and needs from support for projects, business development and consulting to innovation. Co-creation, creativity techniques, narrative techniques and knowledge generation and management are only a few of the methods we apply in our aim of making organisations more innovative and reach a higher and more long-lasting impact.

Laptify (The Netherlands)

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