Who We Are
The first European tech ecosystem that empowers Women
A project supported by the Brussels Region
The first female plateform to empower women in TECH and innovation.This Plateform brings together many partners. WIT Brussels is coordonate by Women in Business which depends of 1819.Brussels : the hub of entrepreneurs in Brussels. Government of the city of Brussels has approved the « Next Tech » plan. The plan’s objective is to support and foster, through the drafting of several concrete measures, the creation and growth of companies in the Information and Communication Technologies sector operating in the Brussels-Capital Region.
A success launched in May 2017
The Next Tech’s 13th measure shall speed up the pace at which women’s presence grows within innovative sectors of the high-tech industry as well as among start-ups founders. Via the project “Women in TECH “, the measure foresees the setup of a platform to spread awareness, inform and provide orientation on specific issues to women in Brussels who show an interest for innovative entrepreneurship and the ICT sector. This platform is meant to reflect Brussels’ female ICT entrepreneurship ecosystem and to bring together all relevant actors in order to strengthen them and increase their visibility and appeal to the female public.
> Unite partners in the digital sector around common objectives and favor the emergence of synergies between them through the creation of a special “Women in Tech” network.
> Raise awareness among women in Brussels and inform them of the possibilities that new digital and innovation-related professions that fall under the focus of the Next Tech’s plan and its “technologies of priority”.
> Stimulate the creation and growth of companies in the ICT field and support its (future) women entrepreneurs.
> Encourage entrepreneur women to share their experience in Technology and innovation to other women and to take on the role of lead figures.
> Develop younger girls’ appeal for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (“STEM”) studies, in partnership with the ecosystem.
> Better understand the relationship between women and digital professions by setting up a monitoring system.
> Concert with the platform’s experts to issue recommendations to the governmental and institutional authorities.
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