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ELSO'S NEW DATABASE CREATED TO IMPROVE THE VISIBILITY OF WOMEN LIFE SCIENTISTS
ELSO President Kai Simons presented the organization's new Database of Expert Women in the Molecular Life Sciences, created to improve the visibility of European female scientists in this field. Despite the fact that women make up around half of students and post-docs in the field of life sciences, they are still chronically under-represented at higher positions and also as speakers at conferences. Therefore, ELSO hopes that a new database with the names of qualified female scientists will prevent cases of gender bias at the events as well as in other activities in this field.
Posted on 13 Mar 2009
SEXISM STILL PRESENT IN SCIENCE AND TECH JOBS
According to a research carried out by the University of Newcastle in UK, women still face major barriers to career success in the field of science and technology. The research was based on 60 small businesses in science and technology, and a team of researchers spoke to 30 women employees. The results showed that some women choose not to have children in order not to slow down their career development, and that women with families can not travel to as many conferences as their male colleagues. Many women stated low confidence and lack of female scientist role models as barriers for the success of female employees in science and technology.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WOMEN AND SCIENCES
(CEWS) launched a new website (in German) to provide access to gender statistics on science and research easily. Gender statistics provide a basis for analyzing the situation of women in science. This means that equality policies needs these data. Last but not least, gender mainstreaming is only possible if we have a good knowledge about the situation of men and women. Many gendered data on science are collected on a national and on an international level. But it takes time to gather these data together, especially when looking for data from a foreign country. The CEWS-website; statistics on women and science; provides a direct and easy access to basic German data on women in science.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF MOBILITY CENTRES, ALSO KNOWN AS ERA-MORE
In response to the vaxations of moving abroad, the European Commission has decided to set up the EUROPEAN NETWORK OF MOBILITY CENTRES, ALSO KNOWN AS ERA-MORE (European Research Area-MObile REsearchers). This network, made up of organizations that provide concrete assistance to researchers and their families before, during and after their move abroad, helps to create a more favorable environment for the mobility of researchers in Europe and, accordingly, enhances the continent attractiveness.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
has been created by gender equity specialist Jo Sanders and is now available on the Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) website focusing primarily on information technology, the bibliography is comprehensive as of 2005 and draws on international research as well as intervention literature. It contains nearly 700 entries and is extensively annotated, key-worded, and searchable. Sanders compiled the bibliography for her 2005 review article, "Gender and Technology".
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FORWOMEN IN TRADES, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
IWITTS provides the tools to successfully integrate women into male-dominated careers - such as technology and law enforcement -- via our training, publications, products, e-strategies, and technical assistance. We work nationally and our audience includes educational institutions, police departments, employers, and women and girls themselves. Careers range from automotive technician to pilot, computer networking technician, telecommunications engineer, electrician and police officer, to name just a few.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND GENDER SEMINAR SERIES
(including links to video recordings). To raise awareness of gender and ICT issues, the World Bank started the Gender and ICTs seminars in 2000. Through this program, practitioners, policy-makers, and academics are invited to discuss the impact of ICT on gender relations, and ways ICT can be used to overcome gender inequalities.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
UNESCO PORTAL THAT FOCUSES ON WOMEN
represents links to organisations that are dedicated to provide achieving women's full participation in all aspects of IT.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN COMPUTING 2006
is the sixth in a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
WOMEN IN SCIENCE: ASSESSING PROGRESS, PROMOTING ACTION
is the Report on the Association for Women in Science National Conference for Women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines, held in June 2005 at Smith College, Northampton, MA. This conference was organized to assess the progress that has been made, and to present and discuss current data on the status of women in science and engineering. Find out the conclusions and recommendations in this important report.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009

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