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Association for Women in Computing – Houston Chapter; November AWC meeting: Getting the Most Bang for the Buck
In the midst of recession, IT is often asked to cancel or delay projects, and to do more with fewer human resources. How can we tell which projects should be eliminated or delayed, and which are strategic necessities, if team members are being allocated in the most effective manner, if hardware, software, and infrastructure assets are being deployed or maintained to the best advantage?
Posted on 29 Oct 2010
Fifth International Conference on Digital Society – ICDS 2011, Guadeloupe, France, 23 - 28 February 2011
The Fifth International Conference on Digital Society continues a series of international events covering a large spectrum of topics related to advanced networking, applications, and systems technologies in a digital society. ICDS 2011 comprises a series of independent tracks that complement various facets of digital society. A call for papers and workshop proposals has been launched.
Posted on 29 Oct 2010
Greenlight for girls – Science, math, engineering, technology – it can all be fun!
Greenlight for girls – Science Day is a free event, hosted at the International School of Brussels, on 20 November 2010. The event – first of its kind by the new Brussels social initiative greenlight for girls – aims to encourage 11-15 year old girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and math, by emphasising the link between science and fun. The day unfolds in workshop form covering a wide variety of topics – from digital music to DNA research. A special guest from the cabinet of EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Lorena Boix Alonso will open the event.
Posted on 26 Oct 2010
WGBH and ACM Celebrate Dot Diva Launch to Reshape Image of Computing for High School Girls
The WGBH Educational Foundation and ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) together with NCWIT (the National Center for Women & Information Technology) have invited hundreds of female students from all over Massachusetts on Monday, September 27, to celebrate the launch of Dot Diva, a new initiative to create a positive image of computing for high school girls dotdiva.org. The event, at Microsoft New England Research & Development, includes an interactive fashion show, high tech music demos, an artbotics art installation, and local college Fair. The Dot Diva initiative, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is intended to increase the number of college-bound girls who recognize the power and potential of computing and computer science to achieve fulfilling career opportunities.
Posted on 26 Oct 2010
India s First-Ever Celebration of Women in Computing on September 22, 2010 School of Engineering, Coimbatore
The first-ever such conference organized in India, it drew 800 delegates including students, faculty and professionals, from all parts of the country. The main goal was to motivate women – both students and young researchers – to pursue higher education and research in the field of computing.
Posted on 26 Oct 2010
Getting girls hooked on computers
The University of Calgary and University of Waterloo have partnered to offer a week-long event - CEMC Seminar in Computer Science for Young Women - designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science in female students from across Canada.
Posted on 26 Aug 2010
Programs-in-a-Box
NCWIT's "Programs-in-a-Box" offer turnkey solutions to pressing issues facing the IT community. They inspire young women to engage in computing. Programs-in-a-Box provide all the components necessary for quick and strategic action -- right out-of-the-box. Each Box includes instructions, letters, templates, slide presentations, and other resources designed for practical use by IT professionals. Download and get started.
Posted on 26 Aug 2010
Sweden ends use of preferential treatment in connection with university entries
Sweden has amended the regulations governing admission procedures to higher education institutions. Beginning with admission to the spring semester 2011, Swedish universities and university colleges will no longer be permitted to use gender as a selection criterion even if two applicants for a study space are equally qualified. This comes as a result of the Swedish Government's decision to amend Section 7 of Sweden's Higher Education Ordinance which allowed gender to be taken into account in the admission process when all other factors were equal.
Posted on 26 Aug 2010
Deutsche Telekom first Dax 30 company to introduce women s quota
Deutsche Telekom is the first corporation in the Dax-30 index of Germany's largest, publicly traded companies to announce such a measure. Hopefully, others will follow. Today only some 13% of DT's top positions are held by women, while 60% of Germany's business graduates are female.
Posted on 26 Aug 2010
Traditional stereotypes remain the biggest challenge for gender equality in education
The European Commission presented a new study which examines how gender inequality in education is addressed in European countries. It shows that gender differences persist in both choice of study and outcomes.
Posted on 18 Jun 2010

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