Brexit: US business disappointed at continuing uncertainty

12 Mar 2019
Brexit Task Force

After two years of negotiations and only sixteen days left until the UK leaves the EU, we are still faced with the possibility of a No Deal Brexit. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) is disappointed at the persisting lack of clarity concerning the transition period, which is the only solution that would give business sufficient time to prepare for what will come next. 

AmCham EU celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

8 Mar 2019
Gender Initiatives Task Force

In the last few years, a momentum for women’s rights and justice around the globe has continued to grow. Whether in pay, promotion or politics, equality is beneficial to everyone and by investing in this change, we are investing in a better future for all. The business community, specifically US companies, recognise this need and are committed to engaging in difficult but important conversations alongside targeted actions. 

AmCham EU and its members are committed to fostering discussion and sharing best practices through our Gender Initiatives Task Force. In addition, one of AmCham EU’s Agenda for Action 2019-2024 priority areas focuses on Empowering People, which includes supporting industry-led initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Closing the gender gap in ICT

8 Mar 2019

Women are still significantly underrepresented in today's tech sector. European Commission data shows that only 24 out of 100 women have an ICT related degree and that only six of these are then employed in the digital sector. 

On Thursday, 7 March, the Gender Initiatives Task Force hosted a breakfast to discuss the persisting gender gap in the ICT sector. Speakers from business, EU institutions and Member States brought their perspective on how to improve female access to ICT related degrees and jobs.