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Our white paper “Girls in Tech: A Call to Action” (2022) includes research findings and recommendations for action for IT & tech companies, policymakers, educators and parents. 

In the "Women in Tech in Germany" white paper (2021), we have gathered ideas and concrete measures that contribute to increasing the proportion of Women in Tech in Germany and to giving these women the visibility they deserve. 

Read the eco Association study “Women in Tech Across the Globe: A Good Practice Guide for Companies” (2020), which is aimed at companies who would like to recruit, retain and support the advancement of more women in tech.



Lauresha Memeti, GXFS Technical Project Manager, eco Association, on navigating the tech industry as a woman and the importance of strong female role models.

Leoni Rossberg from Groundbreaker elaborates on how to create access to opportunities for young talent, foster more diversity in tech, and pioneer change.

In featuring the Domain Name System’s pivotal role in connecting the online world, Vanda Scartezini & Cheryl Langdon-Orr from DNS Women highlight how their network is leading the way to a more inclusive future. Join us on this transformative journey!

In our “Women in Tech” series, explore the future of corporate mobility through the inspiring journey of Olga Nevska, Managing Director of Telekom MobilitySolutions.

An interview with Kiki Radicke from ADACOR on how business success in the tech world pivots on agility & gender equality.

Hanna von der Au, eco Association, outlines how women’s networks can empower and support female professionals in the tech industry.

Vanda Scartezini, the co-founder of DNS Women, highlights how we need to delve deeply into cultural behavior to see as many women as men employed in tech.

In interview, Kim Dressendörfer, Senior Account Technical Leader at IBM, emphasizes how diversity in the team constitutes a good AI mechanism.

To raise women's enthusiasm for the tech industry, key actions are required, as highlighted by Christine Serrette from ITZBund.

Reg Levy from Tucows provides inspiring insights into how to best attract and support young women in tech.

Diversity & inclusion are not just buzz words, but must be a part of daily business, a fact highlighted by Dietmar Kessler from Equinix Germany.

Lucia Falkenberg and Selin Gueldner from DE-CIX, on the importance of diversity, interculturality, and flexible working styles for company culture.

As eyeo’s COO Jutta Horstmann points out, breaking down gender inequality in the tech realm requires strong and conscious efforts.

What can be the make or break for an IT or tech company? Diversity, as spelt out by Eilín Geraghty & Lars Steffen from the eco Association.

Exemplary insights are offered by Elisabeth Kurek, Vice-President of Cloud Marketing at IONOS, into how the gender imbalance in the digital world should be tackled.

For a sustainable tomorrow, Sabine Schaar from Equinix signals how we need to pave the way to have females enter and flourish in technical professions.

From User To Thought Leader on LinkedIn

LinkedIn expert Britta Behrens provides tips on how to build your personal brand on the career network.

Bring Women Back to Work

eco Association’s Hanna von der Au spoke to Salesforce’s Vanessa Gentile about the “Bring Women Back to Work” initiative and women in the tech industry.

Building Diversity Into Your Company’s DNA

Franzi Thoms, Senior Marketing Lead at GoDaddy, describes the steps companies can take to achieve gender and ethnic pay equity.

In an interview with Dr Katja Michel and Kirsten Ammon from the Fieldfisher law firm, they discuss how women are still underrepresented – both in leadership positions and in start-ups.

How can companies in the Internet industry gain more trust? By attracting and retaining more Women in Tech, as Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of the eco Association explains.

When Efforts Bear Fruit: Equality as a Core Value for Trust

Nina Bischoff-Everding, Government Affairs & Public Policy at Salesforce, on a workplace that has equality as an integral part of the company’s culture.

Sara Weber, Senior Managing Editor at LinkedIn, on how collaboration is key to New Work and why visibility plays a major role in enhancing diversity – both at home and abroad.

Margit Stumpp from the German Green Party, on dismantling outdated gender roles and creating framework conditions for equality for women and minorities.

New Era in Tech for Business, Society – and for Women

Claudia Pohlink, Head of Artificial Intelligence with T-Labs, offers insights into how AI and quantum computing stand to benefit our future - as does the prospect of having more women in tech.

Promoting women in tech should not be about fixing women – it means fixing structures in a way that will benefit everyone, reports Lucia Falkenberg from eco.

Lucia Falkenberg, eco Chief People Officer, explains exactly why the Internet industry needs more diversity – and how New Work approaches can help companies turn the corner in creating a more diverse workforce.

In interview, Agnes Heftberger, Vice-President of Sales with IBM DACH, emphasizes how far we still need to go to achieve gender equality – and offers tips on how to lay the groundwork for this journey. 

Diversity in the Internet Industry: How to Crack the Glass Ceiling

Peter Janze, Managing Director of digital@M GmbH on the importance of harnessing diversity in the Internet industry – and how setting ambitious targets is essential in order to achieve this.

Gain great insights into what we can do to help improve diversity in the workplace in this article from Sarah Wyld from Tucows and Jennifer Doubrava from cPanel.

Domains registry donuts focuses on the stories of women- and minority-owned businesses and their creative use of domains in their brand building - while also ensuring protection against abuse of their name.

Eilín Geraghty and Lars Steffen from the eco Association, on how to tackle the glass ceiling in the tech industry and develop a virtuous circle for women in leadership positions.

Agustina Callegari from the Internet Society explains the need for women in leadership, both in volunteer communities and in the workforce, and how this goal can be reached.


Why you should be promoting gender diversity in your company, and how to take the first steps, explain Eilín Geraghty & Lars Steffen from the eco Association.

Senior Manager for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Deutsche Telekom IT, Kenza Ait Si Abbou Lyadini, explains how bias can be embedded into algorithms.


Yuliia Diachuk from MoBerries provides insight into the challenges women face in rising up the ranks in the tech industry, and what the key to success is for teams and companies.

Deepa Gautum-Nigge, Global Lead SAP, on the importance of visible female role models for busting age-old gender stereotypes in the workplace.

A company seeking to enhance gender diversity shouldn’t just act sporadically, as pointed out in a case study by Erica Varlese from Automattic, which shows that goal-setting is what can make all the difference.


Simone Menne, former CFO of Lufthansa and member of multiple supervisory boards, on the importance of striving for a 50/50 gender balance on teams – and how to do this.



A case study by Wido Potters from BIT BV, showing how easy it is for recruiters to make companies more attractive to female applicants, and why this is important.

Lucia Falkenberg of the eco Association on how eco's new international study on Women in Tech can help companies to find and retain female talents – and reap the rewards for doing so.


Do women have a place in the tech industry? Yes! says Sabrina Waltz from 1&1 IONOS. She offers advice & encouragement to women wanting to enter the sector.


New Work offers us the creative scope to shape a better, more human working world. Lucia Falkenberg, CPO at the eco Association, allays the fears and explores the potential of digitalization to transform the world of work.


Stefanie Kemp, Member of the eco Association Presidency Committee, on role models, the gender quota, and the importance of diversity for successful teams.


Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of the eco Association, on working with AI & Corporate Social Responsibility, valuing the work of humans, and the need for lifelong learning in a changing working world.


The United Nations has defined 17 “Sustainable Development Goals”, SDGs. They range from ending poverty to solving our energy issues to ensuring that education is available for all. Technology can help us reach some of these goals. Here is how.


Flexibility & social responsibility play major roles in how people work and who they choose to work for in the future, says Melanie Buck from GoDaddy.


What is the economic value of gender and racial diversity in tech companies? Elisabeth Kurek provides important insights into how diversity & a welcoming company climate can attract and retain top talent and increase performance.

Joyce Dogniez from the Internet Society explains the value of Internet connectivity for education and equality endeavors, and for the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


Offering employees flexibility and supporting diversity benefits the company as a whole, as Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of the eco Association explains.


The interconnected world of tomorrow calls for an ethical approach to digital education today, a topic delved into by eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe.


Ram Mohan from Afilias explains the importance of linguistic diversity online, and why a new approach to Universal Acceptance is needed.