Role models (les Margaret Awards, visibility for women in digital, promotion,..)
Education (Fellowship awards for digital education, teaching Digital Skills..)
2018 we launched a line of white shirts with La Redoute to empower women to dare, innovate and to undertake everything they want to.
A portion of the revenue generated from the sale goes to the Margaret Foundation to support its actions.
Symbol of women empowerment, the “White Shirts” is first of all a movement, born in 2017, to reply to the outrageous Capital magazine 2 page French startup nation illustration : 11 men in white shirts and jeans.
JFS organizes the response by gathering 13 startup founders in white shirt and jeans to denounce the under representation of digital women by the media.
The “Remarkable Women in Technology” exhibition, presented for a month in front of UNESCO and Maison de la Radio in Paris during the 2019 JFD Europe edition, paid tribute to outstanding women in the field of technology. Among them, the laureates 2017 and 2018 of les Margaret Award: Céline Bardet, founder of We Are Not Weapons of War, Josephine Goube, founder of Techfugees and Roxanne Varza, Director of Station F.
The #Wiki4women initiative in collaboration with Les sans pagEs and Wikimedia brought together some 250 contributors to UNESCO to create, enrich and translate Wikipedia pages of women involved in the field of new technologies and sciences. The movement aims to move towards more parity on the Wikipedia platform: less than 20% of biographies of the online collaborative encyclopedia are women.
If the representation of women on the WIkipedia platform is as low as 20%, it is even more critical for black women, represented at 5%. This is why the 1st edition of the JFD Africa was committed to raise awareness and carry out actions with “Black up Wikipedia” (Noircir Wikipedia), a project founded by Ivonne Gonzalez, to fill the absence of women references, articles, information on culture, African personalities and the African and Afro-descendant diaspora in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.