Girls in Tech Luxembourg changed its name and will now operate under the name ‘WIDE, Women In Digital Empowerment’.
This change of identity confirms the independence of the organization. It overall aims to better reflect the actions that have been undertaken on the ground for already close to 3 years. It also underlines the will to offer initiatives tailored to the specifics of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. It happens at a moment when the organization has clearly been recognized as a key player regarding the issues surrounding the participation and visibility of women in the IT and digital sectors in Luxembourg.
The team remains unchanged and will continue to carry out its mission in Luxembourg in close cooperation with its historical partners: Amazon, Microsoft, Digital Lëtzebuerg – Service Média Communication, le Ministère de l’égalité des chances, le Service National de la Jeunesse (SNJ) & BeeCreative.
The organization remains chaired by Marie-Adélaïde Gervis, Marina Thiriet and Annabelle Buffart.
New projects are being launched, in particular the intent to lead new initiatives targeting the field of youth and education.
« WIDE, Women In Digital Empowerment, embodies the growth of our organization », explains Marie-Adélaïde Gervis. « This new name expresses how the spectrum of our actions is widening, in terms of both themes and targets. »
« We, thus, have the opportunity to create a lasting impact in order to address the needs which we identified in the field”, continues Marina Andrieu.
It should be noted that the next event organised by WIDE will take place on October 15th in partnership with the Conseil National des Femmes du Luxembourg and will focus on the development of a mobile app. The third edition of ‘Rails Girls’ is also scheduled for November 12th.
The board of the organization remains at your disposal for any question: