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Taking Action on Women in ICT – Women in ICT National Forums Action Report, March 2008
This report intends to both reflect and synthesize the themes, ideas, comments and suggestions/actions captured from the various speakers and delegates who participated in the Vancouver and Toronto sessions of ICTC’s Women in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) National Forums. The author (Turnbull Consulting Group) and forum organizers (Information and Communications Technology Council) have throughout the entirety of this document taken the utmost care to record and represent the proceedings as accurately as possible. Attendee feedback and information is completely unabridged and we accept no liability for any errors that may be represented.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
Gender&Computing: Disappearing Women – North-West ICT
This blog is linked to the Disappearing Women: North-West ICT project, based at The University of Salford. The idea of the blog is to generate discussion about why women leave the ICT sector (particularly in the North West of England), vowing never to return. This blog is open for comments from anyone who is interested in this issue. We would especially like to hear from women who have left the ICT industry and would like to tell us about their experiences.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
vicICTforWomen – usful links
Victorian ICT for Women is an inclusive networking forum for urban and regional women in ICT. Here are some useful Links regarding the topic Women in IT in Australia.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
Women in computing in the UK: a major shortage – A fact sheet from the UKRC, May 2010
Computing has huge strategic significance for the UK’s economic future. Yet employers are reporting a serious shortage of skilled workers and women are dramatically underrepresented in computing: only 14.4 per cent of computing professionals are women. The IT workforce is set to grow at four times the rate of other professions, mainly in the creation of skilled jobs, until 2018. According to BCS, the chartered institute for IT, already 43 percent of employers report a lack of candidates. To deal with the shortfall, jobs are being outsourced to India and other countries.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
Attracting more women to ICT careers: Some examples and beliefs
Prof. Monique Grandbastien's presentation in PREDIL Conference, September 2010.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
Blogging on grids about the world
The GridCast team covers grid computing events from around the world. From Taipei to Barcelona, our blogging teams keep you up to date with the latest news and views. They blog about grid computing, e-science and e-infrastructures: What are the benefits? The challenges? What's happening in grid computing for business and research, now and in the future?
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university level physics
Think about the things that are important to you. Perhaps you care about creativity, family relationships, your career, or having a sense of humour. Pick two or three of these values and write a few sentences about why they are important to you. You have fifteen minutes. It could change your life.
Posted on 30 Nov 2010
Gender gap in maths driven by social factors, not biological differences
History has had no shortage of outstanding female mathematicians, from Hypatia of Alexandria to Ada Lovelace, and yet no woman has ever won the Fields medal – the Nobel prize of the maths world. The fact that men outnumber women in the highest echelons of mathematics (as in science, technology and engineering) has always been controversial, particularly for the persistent notion that this disparity is down to an innate biological advantage.
Posted on 30 Nov 2010
Mind your words – how stereotypes affect female performance at maths
President of Harvard University Lawrence Summers spoke of the reasons behind the disproportionate lack of women in top-end science and engineering jobs. Avoiding suggestions of discrimination, he offered two explanations – unwillingness to commit to the 80-hour weeks needed for top level positions and, more controversially, a lower "intrinsic aptitude" for the fields. According to Summers, research showed that genetic differences between the sexes led to a "different availability of aptitude at the high end".
Posted on 30 Nov 2010
Beyond the leaky pipeline – Challenges for research on gender and science
Press release about the conference "Beyond the leaky pipeline. Challenges for research on gender and science", that took place in Brussels on 19th-20th October 2010.
Posted on 05 Nov 2010

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