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NCWIT Tips: 8 Tips for Announcing Your Workforce Diversity Numbers
Releasing the diversity demographics of your technical workforce is important for stimulating open conversation and measuring efforts to increase diversity in your organization. These tips will help you plan the release of this data and take follow-up steps to implement meaningful change efforts toward increasing diversity.
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science
Walk into any tech company or university math department, and you'll likely see a gender disparity: Fewer women than men seem to go into fields involving science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Over the years, educators, recruiters and government authorities have bemoaned the gender gap and warned that it can have dire consequences for American competitiveness and continued technological dominance. It isn't just that fewer women choose to go into these fields. Even when they go into these fields and are successful, women are more likely than men to quit. "They tend to drop out at higher rates than their male peers," said Toni Schmader, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia. "As women enter into careers, the levels of advancement aren't as steep for women as for men.
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Want More Women Working in Tech? Let Them Stay Home
Everyone has their theories about why there aren't more women in technology. Some say it's that women aren't studying computer science and therefore aren't applying for jobs in the field. Others say it's due to a certain degree of bias in an industry where predominantly male leaders hire predominantly male employees because they see similarities between themselves and their hires. But Katharine Zaleski and Milena Berry say there's another reason, which is that tech companies aren't giving women-particularly mothers-the flexibility they need to raise a family and pursue their careers at the same time. ''There are two bad choices for women: go back to the office full-time or slowly lose your career because you can't go back to the office full-time,'' Zaleski, a former editor at The Huffington Post, explains.
Posted on 09 Apr 2015
Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards - Nominations are open
At the Anita Borg Institute, they celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists. Through their achievements and life stories, the ABIE Award winners demonstrate that each of us has the power to improve our world, individually and collectively. At the Institute they are inspired by the award winners' examples, moved by their sacrifices, and stirred by their extraordinary commitment to excellence, progress, and creative problem- solving. The Anita Borg Institute has created a set of awards to honor women making significant contributions to technology. Recipients will be honored at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration Conference in October 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
The CHAIN-REDS project: ambitious objectives translated into concrete achievements
CHAIN-REDS is a FP7 project co-funded by the European Commission aiming at promoting and supporting technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to define a path towards a global e-Infrastructure ecosystem that will allow Virtual Research Communities (VRCs), research groups and even single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e., computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications).
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Call for applications for Students, Young Researchers and Innovators - ICT 2015
Are you passionate about ICT, under 30 and academically involved in this fast-paced sector? Do you want to meet the international scientific community, European ICT entrepreneurs and European policy makers present at ICT 2015? Interested in actively contributing to debates and participating in networking events? ICT 2015 offers to 40 of the most outstanding students, researchers and innovators from a country and university entitled to receive EU funding within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the opportunity to participate in the conference and join the debates in ICT of specific interest to the young generation, join the networking sessions and talk with ICT enthusiasts coming from research, politics, industry, start-ups, investors, and academia, conduct interviews and communicate with the world through social media, discover what Europe does to boost innovation, and play an important role in selecting and awarding the best exhibition stands.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Guide for Students, Young Researchers and Innovators - ICT 2015
ICT 2015 offers more than just an entrance ticket to interested young people. Motivated and engaged students, PhD students, young researchers, and young innovators and/or entrepreneurs are welcome to apply and represent their peers at this event in Lisbon. Students, researchers & innovators will be able to interact, communicate, participate and discuss at the ICT 2015 event. They will be grouped based on their background and interests. Each group will be given different tasks to perform during the event.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
When most people think of an inventor, they think of someone like Thomas Edison: a grizzled, older man, tinkering alone in a laboratory. It's an ingrained archetype - but that doesn't mean it's true. The truth is that there have been many female inventors throughout history; it's just difficult to tell exactly how many, thanks to restrictive laws. Until the late 1800s it was against the law for women to file patents in their own names, meaning everything they created would have been filed under their husband's or father's name. But that doesn't mean they haven't left us a wonderful legacy of products and technologies pivotal to modern living. Especially to the modern man. Find out 8 inventions by women.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Everyone knows that Marie Curie is the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize. Most people know that she won twice. Few people know she is one of only two Nobel winners ever to win in two different sciences... and even fewer know the names of any other women who've been awarded a Nobel Prize in a scientific field.
Thankfully, more brilliant scientists have embraced the example set by Curie and continued her legacy, becoming pioneers for future female scientists in their own right. Here are our Top 8 most inspiring female Nobel Prize winners in all scientific fields.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
eCult Observatory - where Technology meets Culture
The eCult Observatory is an on-line platform where cultural heritage stakeholders - museums , technology providers from EU projects or SMEs, researchers, museologists or young museum geeks - can find a place to share knowledge, interact and get information on technology solutions and museum needs. The eCult Observatory was developped within the eCultValue project, a coordination action co-funded by the European Commission, which investigated during 24 months technology solutions stemming from EU projects and national initiatives. Five partners from Italy (ESOCE), Slovenia (KIBLA), the UK (EMF-the Forum of e-Excellence, the European Museum Forum), and Greece (ATHENA RIC) brought together cultural heritage representatives, technology developers and researchers to engage in a dialogue and to showcase technologies susceptible to enhance the access to and experience of cultural heritage collections.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015

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