Saturday, 29 May
The EU is boosting a digital transformation of Europe's industry and society, but we must ensure that this transformation includes the perspectives of the other half of the population: women. Women are clearly underrepresented in the tech world and this is an obstacle to social progress. Lack of representation of women in designing digital technologies and frequent violation of the rights of women and minorities on the Internet are also obstacles to achieve gender equality.
Join this workshop to add your voice to the European Greens' discussion about the gender digital gap from a queer-feminist and intersectional perspective.
Ursula Huws, Director, Analytica Social and Economic Research
Ursula Huws is the director of Analytica Social and Economic Research, having retired from academia in 2021. She has been researching the economic and social impacts of technological change, the restructuring of employment and the changing international division of labour since the 1970s and is the editor of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation.
Laura Sophie Dornheim, Candidate for the German Bundestag, Speaker of the Berlin Greens working group on digital, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
Laura studied business informatics and received a PhD in Gender Studies. She has almost 20 years of experience in the digital sector. Professionally as well as politically she is advocating for a more fair and inclusive tech sector.
Annika Ojala, Rights & Democracy Campaigner, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
Annika Ojala is an international human rights advocate and expert on gender equality, LGBTIQ+ rights and non-discrimination in the digital world. She coordinates two campaigns for Greens/EFA in the European Parliament; one calling for a ban on biometric mass surveillance in public spaces in the EU, and another advocating for a Europe free from gender-based violence. Born in Helsinki, Annika currently lives in Brussels with her Alaskan malamute Rauha.
Mar Garcia, Secretary General, European Greens
Mar Garcia was born in Sabadell, Barcelona. She holds a degree in Political Science. Mar joined ICV, Catalonian Greens in 2003. Since then she has been part of the Party International Secretariat. Mar worked in the City Council of Barcelona for 12 years; first holding the responsibility of the Environmental International Relations of the city of Barcelona, and afterwards as the Head of Cabinet of the Deputy Mayor for Environment of the city. Mar has been elected as EGP Committee member in 2012 and is acting EGP Secretary General since 2014.