WIT Press


Gender In Information Technology: Review Of A Mentoring Initiative

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040221

Volume

31

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

338 kb

Author(s)

C. Armaroli, E. Costantini, F. Guerzoni, C. Malacarne & O. Mich

Abstract

There is, generally, a lack of women in the science, engineering and information technology research fields at all career levels. This is a worldwide phenomenon that seems related to social and cultural stereotypes. The Gender and Science ITC-irst group has investigated those actions that could be proposed to support the female researchers inside ITC-irst in spreading out effective role models and in improving their scientific skills. A first cycle of scientific lectures was organized in the winter 2002-2003. At the same time, a series of mentoring workshops was proposed with the main objective of increasing the experience of ITC-irst female researchers and to grow the self-esteem for all participants. Given the positive results of the first initiatives, the Gender and Science ITC-irst grou

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