Resources to Learn More
Online Videos - Girls & Women in IT
View the full length Doing IT Around the World video featuring all role models.
View a great little video posted on teachertube promoting girls and ICT.
The Screen Goddess IT Calendar:
The Hedy Lamarr Foundation - plans to deliver educational and inspirational information that promotes self-discovery and social accountability. Hedy Lamarr was a phenomenally beautiful, intelligent, creative, witty, opinionated, passionate woman who believed strongly in cultivating inner strength. In addition to being a world famous movie star, wife and mother, she was a visionary inventor twenty years ahead of her time.
Girl Geek Dinners - Women getting together all around the globe to meet, eat and geek. They are a lot of fun and include women from all areas of IT. Find an event near you.
Linuxchix - LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers.
Software Freedom Day - Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!
Geek Feminism - An overview and resource centre about issues facing women in geek communities including articles and references. Also has some great profiles, talks and even resources for men.
Women Geeks - Women Geeks is a collaborative publishing project that could go anywhere. We envisioned a way to spotlight some of the girls that are players in the tech industries and give women a way to collaborate.
APCWT - The Asia-Pacific Centre for Women & Technology is a newly established Not-For-Profit Centre to help women in both developed and emerging economies to advance in IT or through the use of ICT-enabled tools, and to stimulate them to become leaders in their chosen profession, field and communities. APCWT is one of ten globally networked Centres and an initiative of the International Taskforce for Women & Techonology (ITF). APCWT has strong links with APEC and the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) helping us to create and coordinate local/global resources and tools on which you can draw for education, workforce/business development and research purposes.
AWISE - Australian Women in IT and Science Entity - A national communications umbrella that forms a collaborative voice connecting technology networks for women. Cornerstone initiatives are GO GIRL-GO For IT and Board Readiness.
Women in Technology New Zealand - “Leading, provoking thought & providing opportunities” for members and the industry to “communicate and network” with their peers through presentations with speakers that inspire and motivate, access to well known, highly successful, facilitators who offer exceptional leadership and knowledge learning seminars, that enhance and upskill your personal growth and for WIT members “right of entry” in to our mentoring programme “Accelerate”. “Accelerate” your career today visit our website for further information.
Aussiechix - AussieChix is the Australian regional chapter of LinuxChix, for women living in Australia, aimed at providing ways for women living in Australia to meet each other, talk about, and get involved in Linux, Free Software and related things.
Sydney Linux User Group - The Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG) is a community of passionate freedom and technology lovers in Sydney, Australia. We are one of the largest and most active Linux users groups in the world, with a diverse membership of users, developers, sysadmins, and advocates.
WIT Victoria - "Women are I.T." is an organisation providing a framework upon which women in Information Technology can extend their network and expand their knowledge in an environment that encourages open conversation and debate. We want to encourage women to choose I.T. as a career and raise the status of women in Australian business, in the I.T. industry in particular.
Girls and ICT - The Girls and ICT Professional Community aims to
Go Go GIDGITS - Go Go GIDGITS on-line computer club open to Queensland schoolgirls. Go Go GIDGIT members have the opportunity to complete activities and win prizes. Gidgits has been set up to:
Tech girls are chic! (not just geek!) - A fun new book presenting the diversity of IT careers. "Our 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 interesting, and they are far from fitting the stereotypical 'geek' image portrayed by the media. They use their technical and/or non-technical skills (usually a combination of both) to have a successful career in IT."
IT's Million $ Babes Awards - Australian award for women running technology companies with revenues or fundraising exceeding $1M.
Screen Goddess IT Calendar 2006-2007 - The controversial calendar featuring 20 women working in IT in Australia in poses inspired by the movies, from Marilyn Monroe to American Beauty, including career stories and historical landmarks for women in IT.
Europe & UK
The EBRD’s TurnAround Management (TAM) Programme Women in Business - The European Banks for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) TAM Programme supports economic transition by achieving enterprise change and enhanced management skills in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In its work, the TAM Team emphasizes the importance of realising the potential of women to contribute to economic development. Recently, a Women in Business element was included into the Serbian Programme that specifically targets women-run or women-owned SMEs. Capitalising on the previously untapped potential of women managers to strengthen skill levels within the SME sector and encouraging their participation in business is an important avenue for TAM to achieve its goal of promoting economic transition in transition economies of Europe. Therefore, the TAM Team seeks to expand its Women in Business activities and accepts applications from women entrepreneurs as well as women senior industrial advisors on a rolling basis. For further information regarding the Programme and application procedures, please see:
UKRC (UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) - The UKRC is the Government’s lead organisation working to significantly improve the participation and position of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) across industry, academia and public services. Providing information and advisory services, it supports women entering, returning to and progressing in these fields through advice, training, mentoring and networking and has partnerships with other organisations within the field of gender equality and SET.
SETwomen in the UK is a new community, resource and voice for women in science, engineering and technology at all stages in their career across academia, industry and enterprise.
The Centre for Computing History - Established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.
WITI's Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future: October 12-15, 2008 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA -- REGISTER NOW! Including the 13th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony! This year's summit will be an extraordinary event featuring dynamic keynotes, interactive roundtables, career and product expo, and more than 150 session speakers.
MDWT - Multinational Development of Women in Technology (MDWIT) is a global center of excellence for promoting the advancement of women in technology through the development and dissemination of best practices, programs, research, policy, media and other resources while embracing the values of leadership, equity, and integrity.
The Rosalind Franklin Society - recognizes, fosters, and makes known the important contributions of women in science. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of Rosalind Franklin, a remarkable heroine of science who helped solve the structure of DNA but was not recognised for years after her death, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters leadership opportunities, and motivates and educates generations of women who have a calling to science.
Anita Borg Institute - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is dedicated to increasing the impact of women on all aspects of technology.
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