How are women engaged in technology in their daily personal lives and in the workplace? What efforts by education effective recruit women into information technology? Get the inside stories – and recommendations -- in this two-presentation session.
1) “Technology Tamers: The influence of women in ICT adoption, use and enjoyment”
This presentation will focus on the results of a qualitative study in India and Australia that explores ways in which middle-class, well-educated females use ICT for everyday use and the influences they have on extending that adoption, use and enjoyment of technology into their family units. The focus will include discussion of how libraries can best meet the needs of such users to forge digital inclusion ICT pathways.
2) “STEMing information studies: Exploring educational opportunities to enhance gender equity”
This presentation reports the results of a discourse and content analysis of STEM gender equity websites and IS publications that identify opportunities for IS programs and research activities to more proactively reduce gender inequities in the field.