JFD and BECOMTECH are joining forces to stand against persistent gender inequalities in the digital and IT fields. The aim of the partnership is to stimulate girls’ interest in technology courses by supporting innovative projects carried out by BECOMTECH ambassadors.
According to the French Ministry of Education and Youth, only 4 out of 30 secondary school girls choose the Digital and Computer Sciences course. What’s more, only 10% of computer science school students are girls. These alarming figures highlight the need to act quickly to balance the representation of women in the digital world.
This is where BECOMTECH comes in, working to promote gender diversity and equality in the IT and digital professions. Their commitment is reflected in the inclusive and technical programs they offer, specially designed to encourage girls and women to take up these careers. BECOMTECH supports the ambitions of its Ambassadors in their initiatives to make their voices heard as girls and women in Tech.
The partnership between JFD and BECOMTECH takes shape within the framework of the Margaret Junior Award, under the patronage of the President of the French Republic, which since 2020 has rewarded young European, African and Canadian girls from the ages of 7 to 18 who are innovative and have an entrepreneurial spirit.
This is why BECOMTECH has supported its Ambassadors in their application projects during the previous promotions of the Margaret Junior Award :
- BECOMTECH Ambassadors featured in the JFD book “Women who change the world” : Cécilia Kwakwa, Gwennan Jarno, Dima Dhehibi and Joelly Huin.
- Candidates for the 2021 promotion : Cécilia Kwakwa (finalist), Alysséa Jurad and Dania Ali.
- Candidates for the 2022 promotion : Allyah Semiai (winner), Diakoumba Diaby, Isabella Verdu, Clozi Castelo, Manel Hadidi and Dounya Thiam.
- Candidates for the 2023 promotion : Inaya Yoga (winner), Aya Lakhel (finalist), Sayana Rajeswaran (finalist) and Jade Fortin.
Together, JFD and BECOMTECH inspire, encourage and support the next generation of women leaders in the digital field.