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Nancy Zurbuchen: Gender gap in the technology industry needs closing
The recent gender gaffe by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella illustrates the blind spots within an organization that can subtly undermine inclusion of women. When speaking at a women-in-computing conference this fall, he indicated that women don’t need to ask for pay raises; instead they should trust the system to pay them what they are worth. In reacting to instant criticism, he said he was repeating what he has been told early in his career and had no idea it would be bad advice for women.
Posted on 31 Dec 2014
Competence mismatch and Gender imbalance still a problem across ICT profession
The recently released CEPIS study highlights strong competence mismatches amongst ICT professionals and reiterates the gender imbalance.The average European ICT professional is 42 years old and across Europe, only 15% of ICT professionals are women and ICT Trainer, Project Manager is the priority position.
Posted on 26 Dec 2014
This workshop gives women individual strategies for navigating workplaces that are shaped by implicit bias. Drawing on 35 years of experimental social psychology studies, it boils them down into four patterns. What Works for Women teaches us to recognize the patterns and also offers them very concrete strategies for how to navigate these patterns successfully. Individual Strategies are not solutions, however, knowing how to identify gender bias and understanding how to overcome this bias is key to a woman’s success. The webinar will give you with a deeper understanding of: workplace practices that suggest bias that will impact career success, frameworks to examine workplace pattern prior to acting on them and information how to use an understanding of implicit bias to reduce frustration and increase career success.
Posted on 26 Dec 2014
The IT Factor: Making Tech Jobs Female-Friendly
Although women haven’t traditionally had a significant presence in the information technology sector, the combination of increased reliance on technology and intensified recruiting efforts of companies in every industry has flipped this trend on its head throughout the past decade. Case in point: Computer systems analyst is one of the best jobs for women in 2014, according to a recent CareerCast report. The 12 jobs highlighted in the report are standouts because they employ a large percentage of women and offer competitive pay and positive hiring outlooks over the next eight years. For example, computer systems analysts earn a median annual salary of $79,680, and employment in the field is expected to increase by 25 percent through 2022. This projected rise is due in large part to technology’s shift from its place as merely the support function of a company to the core of the business, a movement that has occurred across all industries. Technology has infiltrated practically every corner of the corporate world and is crucial to the smooth running of the workplace. And more women in particular have entered the IT sector in the 21st century, especially as computer systems analysts, for two reasons, according to Tony Lee, CareerCast’s publisher. The first is that “more women are actually interested in IT now; they’re majoring and getting experience in the field.”
Posted on 26 Dec 2014
The IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge
Global Innovation team have launched an innovation challenge specifically for young women between 13 -18 years old who want to get involved in Innovation with particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT refers to the idea that by 2020 there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet which will make life more efficient, solve new business problems and better people’s lives. The Challenge is to identify current problems of today or that could occur in the next 5 years and then create ideas or a solution to demonstrate how technologies from the Internet of Things can cut through many industries to improve education, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail, transportation, smart cities. The aim of the challenge is to recognize, promote, and reward young innovators as they come up with new uses for Internet of Things technologies. It is a great opportunity for young women to demonstrate that they have great ideas around this emerging technology as well as win some fantastic prizes.
Posted on 26 Dec 2014
New research highlights massive lack of women in IT
When it comes to IT jobs, a pitifully low amount of those applying are women, at least according to many employers in the technology sector. A new piece of research from has shown that according to 52 per cent of tech firms, women account for only one in twenty (5 per cent) of applicants for IT roles.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
FRONT END OF INNOVATION, Europe's Leading Innovation Event,11-13 March 2015 Vienna, Austria
FEI is a global event brand that has become the annual meeting place of the most seasoned innovators across the globe. Established in 2003 in the US and 2007 in Europe, the FEI event has sustained a rich history of success with corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders with events in cities all across Europe, including: Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Zurich, and Monte Carlo. FEI 2015 is ALL about creating meaningful opportunities for innovators to collaborate based on content. While we recognize the importance of case-based learning, the goal of every session is ACTION LEARNING- where we focus on creating future value instead of simply hearing about what's been done in the past.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Digital Enlightenment Forum 2015
The focus of this year’s conference will be on the individual (in her many societal roles) in relation to the ever increasing dimensions of the technological (digital) environment. The Forum aims to develop proposals for how best to move forward. The inter-relation between individuals and the technological environment will define the future organization of living, working and citizenship.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Horizon 2020 ICT-16 Big Data networking day
The aim of the event is to inform and guide prospective applicants preparing project proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences. It will give participants the chance to network and to find partners for their projects. The activities supported under this topic contribute to the Big Data challenge by addressing the fundamental research problems related to the scalability and responsiveness of analytics capabilities (such as privacy-aware machine learning, language understanding, data mining and visualization). Special focus is on industry-validated, user-defined challenges like predictions, and rigorous processes for monitoring and measurement.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014
eHealth Week 2015
Taking place during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, eHealth Week 2015 comprises of two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Health and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. Attracting over 2000 international delegates and 75 exhibitors, the event will welcome global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, clinicians, hospital and IT managers and VIP guests.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014

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