October is proving a very international month at The Women’s Organisation with project work in Asia and across Europe! Our CEO Maggie O’Carroll and Principal Consultant & Project Manager Lisa McMullan headed to Brussels to hold a special event on 12th October as part of the DIGA (Digital Innovations for Growth Academy) project.
|Opening Speech from MEP Alessia Mosca|
Next up was DIGA Project Manager Lisa McMullan from The Women’s Organisation. Lisa talked through the learning modules that have been developed through the project which have recently been pilotted across Europe with Enterprise Trainers and Educators, upskilling them in key digital competancies related to enterprise so they can better advise the businesses they are working with. The modules cover:
|Dr Briga Hynes Discussing DIGA Research Findings|
1.Enhancing digital awareness and knowledge
2.The role and use of digital technologies and their benefits to business
3.Making digital deliver for the start-up and small business
4.Enabling and supporting the development of an entrepreneurial digital strategy
5.Designing integrated digital competence entrepreneur support/programmes
• Theresa Griffin, MEP European Parliament, UK
• Martha Ivanovas, Government Affairs Manager Dell
• Janne Elvelid, Policy Officer DG CONNECT, European Commission
• Maggie O´Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, The Women´s Organisation (DIGA Partner)
• Caridad Martinez Carrillo de Albornoz, CEO Inercia Digital (DIGA Partner)
- The importance of using our practical research from DIGA and the experience of the expert organisations involved to influence European Policy, and connecting with our MEP’s to help influence the policy agenda.
- The need for digital economy policy and initiatives to be gender-proofed to strengthen and improve the sustainability of more small businesses It was interesting to see good practice examples from the private sector highlighted by colleagues from Dell around supporting start up s and women entrepreneurs.