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Gender Equal IT sector to enhance regional growth
The 8th of December the Swedish Ministry for Enterprise, Energy and Communications organized in collaboration with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) and WINNET Sweden a full-day conference on the issue "Gender Equal IT sector for Regional Growth". The high-level national conference attracted around 70 key stakeholders - public organizations, private sector representatives, academias and NGOs - from all around Sweden.
The Swedish Minister for IT and Regional Development, Anna-Karin Hatt stressed that "more women on board in the major IT and telecom companies is of utmost importance for getting more girls into the ICT sector as role modells are key to succes!" Another key factor pointed out by the Swedish minister is to make the ICT sector more attractive to girls: "There is nothing wrong with the girls, it is the ICT sector that has to make greater efforts to attract the girls!"
Posted on 15 Dec 2010
Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim (NTNU) and its Department of Computer and Information Science running the Norwegian N-PoC of the ECWT
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim (NTNU) - the Centre of Excellence for ICT in Norway has decided to host the Norwegian National Point of Contact of the ECWT. Nina Kotte, leader of the "Jenter og Data - Girls and IT" project of NTNU is going to be coordinator of the Norwegian N-PoC.
Posted on 15 Dec 2010
Geek Power and Die Acht Mädchen souvarain winners of First lego League Oslo Regional Competition
This years First Lego League competition for young people between 10 and 16 years of age was organized in Oslo Region the 13 November at Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm. The annual event was a great success for Åsenhagen School in Skedsmo as they won three first awards:
• Geek Power, won the first prize in Research and Technology;
• The robot competion's winner was the group Die Acht Mädchen, seven girls of the age of 12 years and
• the first prize for Collaboration went to the group Researchers of the Future.
Posted on 15 Dec 2010
Future ICT Summit 2011, 23 - 25 January 2011 Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), UAE
The Future ICT Summit is a brand new event designed to support the Abu Dhabi Government as they explore today’s latest innovations and best practice use of technology for the planned delivery of a modern, efficient and citizen centric e-Government platform. The Summit will attract 6,000 leading minds to debate, demonstrate and decide the most effective ways to deploy computer technology throughout the UAE’s public service sectors.
Posted on 09 Dec 2010
Commission adopts new strategy on gender quality
The gnew ender equality strategy translates the principles set out in the European Commission's Women's Charter into specific measures, ranging from getting more women into company boardrooms to tackling gender-based violence.
The gender equality strategy spells out a series of actions based around five priorities: the economy and labour market; equal pay; equality in senior positions; tackling gender violence; and promoting equality beyond the EU.
Posted on 30 Nov 2010
WES Annual Conference - Making Digital Britain
The Women’s Engineering Society - WES Annual Conference the 19-21 of November in Sheffield is the premier event in the UK connecting and inspiring women at all career stages in engineering, technology and science.
Hear from the leaders in the field of engineering science and technology on tackling change and how to plan for a digital future. Invited speakers include technical leaders, thought leaders and personal development professionals.
Posted on 18 Nov 2010
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
Commission adopts new strategy on gender quality
The new gender equality strategy translates the principles set out in the European Commission's Women's Charter into specific measures, ranging from getting more women into company boardrooms to tackling gender-based violence.
The gender equality strategy spells out a series of actions based around five priorities: the economy and labour market; equal pay; equality in senior positions; tackling gender violence; and promoting equality beyond the EU.
Posted on 26 Oct 2010

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