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The Digital Leadership Institute is a Brussels-based, international NGO and a  recognised world leader in promoting greater participation of girls and women in strategic, innovative ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship & Arts powered by STEM) sectors, through four areas of activity:

Education and Skills Development:  Providing young and career-age women leadership, business, personal- and professional-development and ESTEAM skills through direct access to experts and tools that encourage them toward entrepreneurship and leadership in ESTEAM studies and careers.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support:  Cultivating an environment for generating the seeds of future enterprise in cutting edge ESTEAM fields for girls and women. Delivering digital, business and leadership expertise, tools, and access for girls and women to bring new discoveries and business seeds to market.

Advocacy and Awareness Building:  Promoting grassroots initiatives to create interest in and to skill girls and women in ESTEAM, coupled with top-down advocacy to create conditions for increasing their participation and to foster female entrepreneurship and leadership in ESTEAM sectors.

Research and Consultancy:  Increasing knowledge, fostering better understanding of the challenges, and promoting and implementing solutions to address the under-representation of girls and women in ESTEAM sectors and leadership.  Engaging in research actions and consulting services for individuals and organisations looking to benefit from our  knowledge and expertise.

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DLI Awarded by Digital Belgium Skills Fund

The Digital Leadership Institute has been awarded support from the Digital Belgium Skills Fund (DBSF) for its work to increase participation of girls and women in digital studies and careers in Belgium. In collaboration with the King Boudewijn Foundation and through support of the European Commission, DBSF aims to increase social inclusion through digital skills, …

Coding Brings Confidence Say Europe's Women

In May 2017, the Digital Leadership Institute team met in Croatia with its WOW Code2Confidence partners, a project funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. The project organisations explored how learning to code can lead to more confidence for women during studies and in the job market. During the meeting, results from a pan-European survey …

2017-2018 Calendar

Upcoming DLI Events 2017-2018:

Date/s Event Location
Initiative
20 September to 13 December

(Wednesdays 14:00-16:00)

Digital Muse After School Program for Girls

  • 20 September-4 October: “Talk2Me” – Smartphone App Development with MIT App Inventor for Android with Ms. Maria Alfonso
  • 11-25 October: “Teen Blogstar” – Web Design with WordPress with Ms. Loredana Bucseneanu
  • 8-22 November: “See What I Mean” – Designing Infographics & Data Visualisation with Tableau with Ms. Loredana Bucseneanu
  • 29 November-13 December: “Future of Fashion” – Fashion Technology and Wearables with Adafruit with Ms. Loredana Bucseneanu
Digital Brusselles – Brussels Digital Muse
30 September – 17:00-19:00 – FREE “Kickstart Your Digital Career” Workshop for Women with Ms. Cheryl Miller
Digital Brusselles – Brussels Digital Brusselles
3 October Digital Brusselles Launch SOCIAL & FREE “Design Think Your Career” Workshop for Women with Ms. Liliana Carillo
Digital Brusselles – Brussels Digital Brusselles
5-6 October WOW Code2Confidence Project Meeting on “Coding for Employability”
DLI – Brussels
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11 October #GirlsCan Summit at European Week of Action for Girls:

In collaboration with Save the Children

European Parliament – Brussels
Ada Awards & Digital Muse
14-15 October (08:00-20:00 both days) FREE Move It Forward 2017 BRUSSELS with Women in Music & The Arts – female digital starters weekend in association with:

BOZAR – Brussels
inQube & Digital Brusselles
15 October BEM17 Digital Brusselles Music Showcase  at BOZAR as closing event of:

BOZAR – Brussels Digital Muse & Digital Brusselles
16 October to 30 November

(Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri – 9:00-15:00
& Wed – 9:00-11:30)

 CyPro FREE “First Steps” FREE IT Career Training for Women 

  • 16-20 October: Intro to IoT with Ms. Mai Ensmann – Cisco Networking Academy Course Certificate
  • 23-26 October: Intro to Cybersecurity with Ms. Hiba Khalid – Cisco Networking Academy Course Certificate
  • 26-27 October: Linux Unhatched with Ms. Hiba Khalid – Cisco Networking Academy Course Certificate
  • 6-28 November: IT Essentials with Ms. Hiba Khalid – Cisco Networking Academy Certificate & CompTIA A+ professional certification
  • 29-30 November: AWS Technical Essentials with Ms. Hiba Khalid – AWS Educate Course Badge
Digital Brusselles – Brussels CyPro
21 October to 18 November

(Saturdays 09:00-12:30)

Digital Brusselles FREE Female Digital Starters Series

Digital Brusselles – Brussels inQubeDigital Brusselles
25 October Digital Brusselles Female Tech Incubator Launch

  • 11:30-14:00 – High-level Luncheon Briefing
  • 14:00-16:00 – Digital Muse After School: “Digital Music Workshop for Girls” with DJ Sand
BeCentralBrussels
DLI, Digital Muse, CYPRO & inQube
4 November 2017 Girl Tech Fest Minis 2018 BERLIN
WeWork – Berlin, Germany
Digital Muse
16 November Digital Muse at Westonbirt Schools Careers Day Westonbirt Schools, Tetbury, England
Digital Muse
20 November Female Digital Starters Graduation in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Digital Brusselles – Brussels inQubeDigital Brusselles
30 November 2017-2018 European Ada Awards Ceremony

BeCentral – Brussels Ada Awards
8-9 December Move It Forward 2017 ISTANBUL with Female & Artificial Intelligence at Turkey Innovation Week 2017 with KAGIDER
Istanbul, Turkey inQube
24-25 January 2018 Move It Forward 2018 BRUSSELS on Women and Data in cooperation with the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference and Privacy Salon
Les Halles – Brussels inQubeDigital Brusselles
17 February 2018 Girl Tech Fest 2018 BERLIN – in celebration of Girls in ICT Day 2018
Wayfair – Berlin, Germany
Digital Muse
26 April 2018 Girl Tech Fest 2018 powered by Ernst & Young – in celebration of Girls in ICT Day 2018
20 Cities across Europe
Digital Muse
26 April 2018 Girl Tech Fest 2018 GHENT – in celebration of Girls in ICT Day 2018
Ghent, Belgium
Digital Muse
May 2018 Girl Tech Fest 2018 RIO
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Digital Muse

For past events of the Digital Leadership Institute, please visit here.

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Upcoming Activities

The Digital Leadership Institute Board and Executive Team are actively involved in initiatives with partners and stakeholders around the world that promote ESTEAM* leadership by girls and women. Stay tuned here to find out about these activities, and please visit our calendar for upcoming events organised by DLI.          

*Entrepreneurship and Art powered by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


6 September – Women in Tech.Brussels Breakfast (Brussels): On 6 September, Ms. Katja Legisa, Digital Brusselles Director, will join a Women in Tech.Brussels breakfast meeting to contribute to coordinating upcoming initiatives that promote women in technology in Brussels.


13 September – EIB Gender Action Plan Expert Engagement Meeting (Brussels): On 13 September in Brussels, Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will contribute to an expert meeting on the Gender Action Plan of the European Investment Bank.


15 September – Creative Ring Brussels “Women in Innovation” Meeting (Brussels): On 15 September at the BOZAR Lab in Brussels, Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will contribute to a Creative Ring meeting on the topic of Women in Innovation.


19 September – Women in Business.Brussels Platform Meeting (Brussels): Ms. Katja Legisa, Digital Brusselles Director, and Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will join the 19 September meeting of the Brussels Women in Business platform.


26 September – WISE4ALL Launch Event:  Women Contributing to Innovation (Brussels): On 26 September, Ms. Cheryl Miller,, DLI Founder, will join the WISE4ALL launch event at the European Parliament, in collaboration of MEP Pina Picierno and with support from the S&D Group, as part of a pan-European consortium promoting diversity in innovation.  On the same occasion, Ms. Miller will contribute to a round-table on Digital Manufacturing and New Innovation Processes.


28 September – First Meeting of the Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (Brussels): Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will join the meeting of the first Governing Board of the European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition on 28 September at the European Commission in Brussels.  Ms. Miller was recently selected to the inaugural 12-member governing body of the DSJC.


4 October – Grand Opening of BeCentral (Brussels): On 4 October in Brussels, the DLI Team will join the grand opening of BeCentral, a community space in the heart of Brussels dedicated to closing the digital skills gap and accelerating Belgium’s digital transformation.


9 October – Women Code Festival 2017 Launch (Brussels): On 9 October at Co.Station in Brussels, Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will contribute to a panel discussion as part of the launch of Brussel’s first-ever Women Code Festival.


11 October – InnovIris Women in STEM Panel (Brussels)As part of the Brussels Women Code Festival and European Code Week, on 11 October Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will provide a keynote presentation on Digital Brusselles: The Heart of Inclusive Transformation and contribute to a Women in STEM panel organised by InnovIris, the Brussels agency for scientific research.


12 October – Women Code Festival 2017 Launch (Brussels): On 9 October at Co.Station in Brussels, Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will contribute to a panel discussion as part of the launch of Brussel’s first-ever Women Code Festival.


23 November – Girls Go IT Annual Forum (Moldova) Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will provide a keynote presentation for the 2017 Girls Go IT Annual Forum taking place in Chisinau, Moldova.


12 December – NOVA XX Women in Innovation Panel (Brussels)As part of  NOVA XX, the first international competition on women in technological, scientific and artistic innovation, Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder, will contribute to a 12 December panel on From Zero to 1: Innovation by Categorical Imperative at the BOZAR in Brussels.


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