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First Ada Award Winners Celebrated at ICT 2013

First Ada Award Winners Celebrated at ICT 2013

On 7 November 2013 at Europe’s largest ICT event, ICT 2013, Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, announced the winners of Europe’s first-ever Digital Girl, Digital Woman and Digital Impact Organisation of the Year Awards.  Affectionately known as the “Ada Awards” after Ada Lovelace, in their...

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Zen Digital Launches First ‘Digital Woman of the Year’ Award

Zen Digital Launches First ‘Digital Woman of the Year’ Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2013, Brussels:  This year a European partnership led by Brussels-based Zen Digital Europe will award the first-ever European prizes recognising girls and women who have distinguished themselves in digital studies and careers, and organisations contributing to increased participation of girls and women in digital sectors in Europe.  The...

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Zen Digital at Digital Assembly 2013

Zen Digital at Digital Assembly 2013

The Digital Agenda Assembly 2013, organised by the Irish Presidency of the European Council and the Digital Agenda for Europe, took place in Dublin, Ireland on 19-20 June.  Consistent with our mission of “Bridging the Gender Gap and the Digital Divide,” Zen Digital Europe contributed very actively to every day of the event. 18 June – Pre-DAA Event:...

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UN Recognition for Zen Digital

UN Recognition for Zen Digital

On 25 April 2013 in Brussels, Zen Digital celebrated an amazing Girls in ICT Day with events by Women2020 and Digital Muse that contributed to the global dialogue on getting more women in ICT and showcased getting more girls into digital sectors through creative endeavour.  Both events were warmly received by VIPs from the Brussels Region, European...

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Every Girl and Woman Digital

Every Girl and Woman Digital

On 8 March 2013, in honor of the 102nd celebration of International Women’s Day, Women2020 launch attendees enjoyed the global premiere of a European Commission video featuring VP of the Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes in a cameo role to get “every girl digital.” This video premiere and Commission VP Kroes’s blogpost for the day kicked...

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Zen Digital Board Member “ICT Young Woman of the Year” Finalist

Zen Digital Board Member “ICT Young Woman of the Year” Finalist

2013 has started out very auspiciously for Zen Digital Europe!  To get the new year off to a great start, ZDE Board Member, Ms. Mercedes Diaz, has brought some amazing recognition to our team that we are, of course, very proud to share. First, after a month-long competition involving open online voting and a grueling review by her peers, Mercedes was chosen as...

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Strategic Partnership with iLive2Lead

Strategic Partnership with iLive2Lead

In our continuing mission give girls the access, skills and empowerment they need to “Save the World,” Zen Digital Europe is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with iLive2Lead (iL2L.org), a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization that cultivates leadership skills in promising young women leaders of tomorrow from every corner of the globe. As...

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Girls are going to Save the World!

Girls are going to Save the World!

Quicklinks for this Post: SME Summit 2012 FEPS Trans-Atlantic Seminar October Women’s Events TEDxVilnius Women’s Forum 2012 Women 40% Update   What an amazing, exhilarating, excruciating and exciting month October 2012 has been.  In a word it’s been cathartic!  Of course, the highlight of the month was easily my last-ever event as part of the...

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Support 40% Women in Europe’s Boardrooms

Support 40% Women in Europe’s Boardrooms

In promoting women’s contribution to achieving the Europe 2020 vision of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, a new Zen Digital initiative, Women2020 actively supports Commissioner Viviane Reding’s recent call to fill 40% of Europe’s boardroom seats with women by 2020. Under this banner, we have started a petition to garner support for...

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Zen Digital CEO Gets UN Recognition for Promoting “Girls in ICT”

Zen Digital CEO Gets UN Recognition for Promoting “Girls in ICT”

Zen Digital CEO and EU Director of greenlight for girls, Cheryl Miller, travelled to Geneva last week to take part in a high-level panel on “Girls in ICT” and to recieve recognition for her work to promote technology to girls, as part of a new global initiative by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union. This year on 26 April, the...

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Women2020 Kicks Off!

Women2020 Kicks Off!

As you have perhaps already seen elsewhere, we have the distinct honor of now holding the Belgian Chair for the European Centre for Women and Technology network.  And, as our first autonomous activity in this role, we will launch a quarterly “Women 2020” Luncheon Series in Brussels which aims to achieve the following: Showcase women role models in STEM...

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“Girlpower in Tech”: A Hot Topic for Europe’s Top Women

“Girlpower in Tech”: A Hot Topic for Europe’s Top Women

Yours truly had the singular honor of being among some very elite company last week at a private luncheon organized by Vice President Neelie Kroes and her amazing team. On 4 October 2011, Cheryl Miller had the honor of speaking on the topic of “Women & Technology” at a private Luncheon hosted for 25 female MEPs by Commissioner & Vice President...

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VP Kroes Honors Work of Zen Digital Founder

VP Kroes Honors Work of Zen Digital Founder

On 10 September 2011, Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, will honor Cheryl Miller’s work through greenlight for girls with a prize purse in the name of the International Compostela Group-Xunta de Galicia Prize being awarded to Ms. Kroes this year for playing “a relevant role in the...

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Zen Digital Europe new Belgian Contact Point for ECWT

Zen Digital Europe new Belgian Contact Point for ECWT

I am happy to announce that, starting 1 July 2011, yours truly is officially responsible for coordinating the Belgian National Point-of-Contact for the European Center for Women and Technology, the premier European organization promoting Women in Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics. An excerpt from the official ECWT news brief is included below, and of...

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Greenshift Europe: Enabling Smart, Sustainable Cities

Greenshift Europe:  Enabling Smart, Sustainable Cities

The following article, featuring yours truly and my newest initiative with Vin Sumner — Greenshift Europe — is included in a Copenhagen Climate Change Conference publication for New Europe magazine this week.  Your feedback welcome! “Greenshift Europe is a movement promoting ICTs to fight climate change,” says Vin Sumner, CEO of UK-based Clicks...

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Your Online Journey Starts Here!

Your Online Journey Starts Here!

Excited to post the link for the new eBook I edited and helped copywrite here! The book has been online for a couple weeks now, and yesterday the following came in the mail — a review from Lon Safko, author of The Social Media Bible: What a great job you did on “Your on-Line Journey Starts Here”! I loved it! The design is great! You address questions we all...

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