Tag: women

Amanda Smith wins Bloomberg Open Technology Award

Last month Amanda Smith, formerly ODI Community Engagement Manager and now ODI Account Manager, won the Bloomberg Open Technology Award, a WISE Award for female role models making a difference in open source communities Amanda on stage with HRH The

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Hackathons Have a Gender Problem

Making hackathons more appealing to female audiences could help get more women into cybersecurity. Image by WOCinTech Chat/Flickr Just less than one-third of American doctors are women, as are just more than one-third of American lawyers. Yet women make up just

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The State Of Women-Owned Businesses In The U.S.

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) just released its most recent analysis of preliminary U.S. Census data. The snapshot it provides on the state of women-owned businesses shows definitive growth. In a teleconference, NWBC’s chairwoman Carla Harris outlined the highlights.

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Are UN member states ready to unleash a digital revolution to achieve the SDGs?

This September, world leaders will ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda to “transform our world” by 2030. After months of wrangling, the final SDGs text, which will go to the UN General Assembly for ratification, has just

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Open Data Surgeries – Like ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, but with data

This post was originally published on the Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab blog. In July 2015 we held our first open data surgery. We met a lot of groups and were able to talk to them about the sorts of

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The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good

On May 23, 2015, hackers from 19 countries gathered online and in person for Femhack, a grassroots international feminist hackathon inspired by the life and work of Sabeen Mahmud. Passionate about civic technology, Mahmud started Pakistan’s first hackathon. Her efforts were not without controversy,

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Open data for International Women’s Day: Making data work to bridge the gap in women’s political representation

Did you know Rwanda, a country that is emerging from one the worst genocides in human history, has around 64% women MPs in their national Parliament? In fact, Rwanda and Bolivia are the only countries in the world where women

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