Professional career guidance for woman in management position in the field of Digital Competence
At the beginning of 2020, the European Commission came up with a Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025, placing the situation of women in the labour market at the centre of European policy: women should be able to achieve professional goals in the same way as men and exploit their potential to the fullest (European Commission 2020).
Currently, a significant issue is the persisting gap between women and men filling management positions. At the same time, the need for digital competencies increases. Especially in management positions, digitalisation not only demands the acquisition of digital skills but also involves new work and learning models as well as innovative approaches to problem-solving and decision-making in companies.
Furthermore, there is insufficient professional counselling for managers and companies, especially in qualification counselling and competence development. For this reason, DIGIGEN will develop, test and evaluate a holistic and scientifically up-skilling programme for HR practitioners and career counsellors that will include the didactic basis, modules and materials to conduct training via different channels (face-to-face and ICT based). The direct target group of the project are HR practitioners and career counsellors. The indirect target group concerns women in management positions who need and ask for special digital skills.