Monthly Archives: July 2014

Social Innovation at Colombia’s Digital Content Summit

The term innovation has been so overused in the last few years that it’s become a cliché: companies use it to sell products, writers use it to sell books, and consultants use it to sell so-called solutions to their clients. … Continue reading

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By The Numbers: The Sad State of Women and ICT in Colombia, and Why to Fix It

Colombian women have lower levels of access and ownership than men in all areas related to ICT. Millions lack access to computers, Internet and basic cell phones. This is largely due to cultural factors, a higher incidence of poverty, and … Continue reading

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Happy Camper: A Female Graduate of IT Summer Camp in Bogotá

 WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZox_xIC5_w&list=UUxOFmBkKTMddMLDXG81mLVA    

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Training the Next Generation of Colombian Computer Engineers: Promising News for Women?

In the last ten years, the number of Colombian graduates in computer engineering has been steadily declining. Much like the rest of the world, Colombia´s IT needs are growing at a faster pace than its talent pool, and the country … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: What Happens When Technology is Designed by Men?

In doing research on the importance of women in the design and development of technology, I came across the following articles about what happens when technology  is designed by men: We get smart phones that only men can use one-handed … Continue reading

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Women’s Technology REDvolution in Colombia

The field of technology is dominated by men in both the developed and developing world. In OECD countries, there is a gap of 40–60 percent between men and women in ICT-using occupations. Thirty percent of Google’s 46,170 employees are women, … Continue reading

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