Sex no bar to geekdom

Girls and boys all like their toys The so-called technology gender gap has slammed shut in the US: university students, whether male or female, report near identical take-up of technology, according to the latest 360 Youth College Explorer Study. A survey of over 4,000 students found that men and women spend similar amounts of time playing computer games online, are equally likely to own a handheld game system and to

Tech girls are chic, not just geek

Tech girls are chic, not just geek is a fun new book showing that it takes all types of people to work in Information Technology (IT). 16 ‘tech girls’ are women working in a range of technology jobs across Australia. They are a bunch of fun and funky women who find working with technology challenging and exciting, and they are far from fitting the stereotypical ‘geek’ image portrayed by the

Take Back The Tech - Information and Communication Technologies for Development

“Take Back The Tech” is a viral shopping campaign developing technology to end violence against women. It is an initiative of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), supporting women networking for social change, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The success of the campaign depends on the participation of journalists, webmasters, and bloggers deciding to support the campaign on their Web sites. ICT4D practitioners, webmasters,

IT Women in the industry

THE days of bra-burning excitement are over, aren’t they? The new corporate world has espoused gender difference, right? “(I am) sick of banging my head on the glass roof,” says one furious female information and communications technology worker. “(I am) tired of the added scrutiny, just plain tired of corporate life, upset when yet again passed over for a dill who thinks he’s my same when he has less experience,

Gender & ICTs

What is gender? Gender is used in this toolkit to apply to the politically formed roles and socially learned roles and expectations of women and men in a particular society. These relations and the lines that women and men assume are culturally defined and institutionally fixed. Whereas biological sex (being male or female) is negative quickly altered, gender as a social identity changes over time (historically) and space (geographically). Gender

Advancing Women

Women’s Communities on the Net State on the Net has an excellent role while, simultaneously, the beginning, means including end product of networking.The area on the Net has an excellent role as, together, the beginning, means and the end output of networking. A general color of traditional networks for women exists on the Net today: the National Association of Women Business Owners, American Association of University Women, professional organizations such