Digital Women’s Day announces its theme for 2020, “Beyond”, and expands its influence in Europe and Africa.

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Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO of the Bureau & JFD, revealed the highlights of 2020 in the presence of Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs and Nathalie Collin, Deputy Managing Director of La Poste Group, in charge of Digital and Communication and sponsor of the 8th edition of the JFD Europe. A new identity, a diversification of activities, redesigned experiences, its development plan in Europe and Africa, as well as the major innovations of its next edition “Beyond”, to be held on April 21, 2020, at the Maison de la Radio (Paris) and in July 2020 in Africa.

BEYOND is the theme chosen by the organizers of this new edition aiming to go beyond generations, genres, borders; beyond awareness to move to concrete results for a more digitally inclusive world. This new edition will be even more inclusive, responsible, and accessible through innovation and technology.

“Why Beyond? Because today we want to take a new path of reflection that will finally lead us to major advances. We are delighted to count on the support of our Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Cédric O, and our sponsor, Nathalie Collin, Deputy Managing Director of the La Poste Group, in charge of Digital and Communication, for whom digital inclusion is a priority.” Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO of the Bureau and JFD This edition will focus on the importance of digital technology in the global issues of the 21st century.

New spaces, new experiences, new professional opportunities, intervention in English…

Three pillars, Change, Innovation, Accessibility, will pace this edition through new highlights:

– Inspiring talks in english.

– Start-up to Scale-up: A space entirely dedicated to business and investor meetings.

– The Margaret Award will reward a European and African entrepreneur and intrapreneur. The international call for projects will be launched on January 2 and the jury will meet on February 6 to select the winners who will be celebrated on April 21 in Paris at the Maison de la Radio.

– The first conclusions of the Committee of Wise for the Manifeste pour un monde digital inclusif (Manifesto for an inclusive digital world), signed by 14 major groups, which, beyond awareness, have pledged to take strong steps for the better representation of women.

La Journée de la Femme Digitale extends its brand in Europe and Africa with Digital Women’s Day.

To support its internationalization, La Journée de la Femme Digitale is creating a new identity, Digital Women’s Day, to take over the European scene and continue its deployment in Africa.

Requested by several governments, the event is discussed with the institutions and socio-economic actors of different African countries in order to decide on the precise date and host country for its 2nd African edition.

The launch of the first JFD Club in Africa

The JFD Club, a digital women’s network launched in 2016 in France, will now have an African branch in Libreville, Gabon. Each month events will be organized to energize, strengthen, and accelerate the growth opportunities for local women entrepreneurs.

Building a global entrepreneurial ecosystem

The JFD will lead the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in France through the appointment of Delphine Remy-Boutang as Chairman of the Board of GEN France. This global network is an international initiative that brings together economic operators from 164 countries on the theme of entrepreneurship. Over the past 12 years, the GEN has developed a series of programs and projects to foster synergies between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and decision-makers.

This new office of GEN France will work to bring together and strengthen the French startup ecosystem, in close collaboration with the public authorities and relevant institutions. It will also ensure the objectives of diversity and variety for pan-European technology, by actively participating in discussions and actions on constructing responsible and inclusive digital solutions.

 

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