Entries tagged: Women

Gender & ICTs

Female leadership: reality & social chance

Our previous post described how, in some contexts, the relation of women and technology is perceived almost as a deviation of the conventional ideas of femininity. But technology is not the only field in which[…]

Gender & ICTs

Women, Evil and Technology vs Conventional Ideas of Femininity

  “The mermaid, the witch, the femme fatale (…): these are all representations of evil women or women who have subverted the conventional ideas of femininity. Kept alive in oral tradition and hidden in the[…]

Education Worldwide

First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

In a conversation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with former first lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama shared her personal success story and the important role education played in her life. “I am an[…]

Gender & ICTs

The US Government workforce is closing the gender pay gap, but reforms still needed, report says

Women working for the federal government earn less than men overall but the gap is shrinking, and most of the difference is the result of women being concentrated in lower-paying jobs with too few occupying[…]

Uncategorized

International Women’s Day: violence and obstacles yet to overcome

About a third of all women in the EU have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, and 55% said they had been sexually harassed. These are the hard-hitting findings of[…]

Gender & ICTsOpenEd & OER

About Girls, Skills and Jobs, and MOOCs

Today around 7 million people work in the ICT sector. However, out of the ICT workforce only 30% are women. Women are under–represented at all levels in the ICT sector, especially in decision-making positions. The[…]

Education WorldwideGender & ICTs

Digital gender divide or technologically empowered women in developing countries?

This article by Martin Hilbert (USC – University of Southern California) was published in Women’s Studies International Forum journal in 2011. ABSTRACT The discussion about women’s access to and use of digital Information and Communication Technologies[…]

Gender & ICTs

Why universities need more women at the top – Working towards gender balance at the top

Article published by Curt Rice in University World News European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to[…]

Gender & ICTs

The Most Influential Women in Technology

Fast Company Magazine has compiled a list of the most influential women in technology. They did it last year (2010) and now it’s time to know who are the leading female experts in technology for[…]

Gender & ICTs

Roundtable on Education, Gender and ICTs

Next May 20, will take place a roundtable on Education, Gender and ICTs. The roundtable will be chaired by Gill Kirkup, senior professor of educational technology at the Institute of Educational Technology of the Open[…]