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IT SECTOR JOINS FORCES TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO WOMEN
A group of eight IT providers has teamed together for a cross-organizational mentoring program to accelerate the development of female executives in the technology sector. The 12-month pilot is designed to address a number of barriers to women's advancement such as a lack of general management experience, exclusion from informal networks and stereotypes about women's roles and abilities. Additionally, in recent years the proportion of women studying computer science has been around 25 percent and declining. The Witem Program has been endorsed by IT Minister Senator Helen Coonan, following the recent participation summit held on September 22, 2005. The summit looked at ways to encourage more women and young people into Australia's information and communications technology sector.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE UNITED NATIONS ECOSOC COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
50th Session will take place from 27th February - 10th March 2006, in the United Nations, New York. The two-day ICT Component, from 8 - 9 March, is titled: "Enhancing Women's Global Leadership Through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): Strengthening the Business Environment for Women; and, Increasing the Participation of Women in Political Decision Making." The 50th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will consider the following two themes: enhanced participation of women in development: an enabling environment for achieving gender equality and the advancement of women, taking into account, inter alia, the fields of education, health and work and equal participation of women and men in decision-making processes at all levels.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
WHERE HAVE ALL THE GIRLS GONE? THE LACK OF WOMEN IN IT AND WHY IT MATTERS?
This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the University s most prestigious members. Professor Wendy Hall will launch the first UK IEEE Student Branch Women in Engineering Society aimed at encouraging female participation in modern engineering. An outstanding researcher and inspirational research leader, Wendy holds a number of accolades including first female Professor in engineering at Southampton, second woman ever to preside over the British Computer Society and first ever female Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. As well as leading ECS she serves on numerous scientific boards and has an active involvement in several business ventures. University of Southampton, Tuesday 31/01/06 - Technical Seminar: Professor Wendy Hall.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RE-SEARCHING WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(May 15-16, 2006 - Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria) This conference will give an impetus to increase the percentage of women in industrial research in Austria and Europe. Strategies for equal opportunities will be presented and new action plans in an international context will be worked out and discussed. The WiST expert group will also present their report on 'the business perspective' of the gender issue in the sector. The conference is geared to scientists, students, persons responsible for gender and diversity issues, human resource developers in companies, political, business and media representatives and in general, to everybody who is interested in the issue.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
MARIE CURIE FELLOWSHIPS FOR EARLY STAGE TRAINING IN GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
Deadline: April 28 2006
Within this Marie Curie Consortium there is currently one PhD fellowship available for 12 months at Lodz University (Poland). The fellow will be affiliated at Lodz University and will be part of a PhD programme at this university. The commencement of the fellowships is September 1st 2006. The PhD fellow is encouraged to travel for the training purposes at the early stage of their training, and to do initial work on their dissertation.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
"THE BURDEN OF THE STRUGGLE" ENGENDERING CHANGE IN ICT POLICY
Cheekay Cinco, member of APC WNSP, interviews Nancy Hafkin, woman pioneer of networking and ICTs development in Africa on her thoughts about the current gender and ICT policy environment. She reflects on the WSIS process and the recent Commission on the Status of Women, and articulates what is urgently needed to render visible the gender dimensions of ICTs at policy levels.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
COMPUTING, DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY
Fostering the Computing Culture. A talk by computer science professor Danielle Bernstein about how how to attract and retain women in math, science, and, especially, computing.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE EFFECT OF COMPUTERS ON THE GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION
This "special issue" of GREAT: Gender Relations in Educational Applications of Technology was created by Stanford University students in early 1998. It offers a series of articles addressing gender inequality in the classroom, gender disparity in computer-related fields, and the introduction of computers into the classroom, as well as case studies, personal stories, and software reviews.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED
$1.2 million to public administration scholars at the University of Illinois at Chicago to find out how professional and social networking advances the careers of women in science and engineering. Julia Melkers and Eric Welch, UIC associate professors of public administration, and assistant professor Sharon Mastracci will use the three-year grant to focus on such networks in academia and government. Although women account for more than half of the professionals in biological and social sciences, their numbers are disproportionately low in other scientific fields, the researchers said.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
MEN AND WOMEN USE THE INTERNET DIFFERENTLY, STUDY SHOWS
NEW YORK (AP) - Women are now as likely to use the Internet as men - about two-thirds of both genders - yet a new study shows that gaps remain in what each sex does online. Men who go online are more likely than women to check the weather, the news, sports, political and financial information, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported Wednesday. They are also more likely to use the Internet to download music and software and to take a class. Online women, meanwhile, are bigger users of e-mail, and they are also more likely to go online for religious information and support for health or personal problems.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009

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