[Equal] IFIP World Computer Congress - Women and ICT event! Santiago de Chile, 20 August 2006

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Fri Aug 11 09:13:23 CEST 2006


Hewlett-Packard is partnering with a number of organizations to host a
series of workshops at the upcoming IFIP World Computer Congress in
Santiago de Chile.


Please join us on August 20th at the Santiago de Chile Hotel Crowne
Plaza, Salon Patagonia, from 14:00 - 19:00:


Women in the Information Society: A Global Context and Tools for
Ensuring Full Participation of Women in Latin America


Summary: This workshop will address gender equity in the information
society from the perspective of global participation; Latin American
women; and success stories, tools and best practices. Internationally
known speakers will address women's access to, benefit from and literacy
and leadership in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and
the need to educate, recruit, retain and retrain women engineering and
ICT employees to maintain global and regional competitiveness. Finally,
the workshop will offer participants concrete tools and best practices
that have demonstrated success for ensuring girls' and women's
participation in the knowledge economy.


You must attend if you are:

*	An educator in ICT 
*	A career woman or man in technology 
*	A university student in technology 
*	An advocate for women exploring solutions to issues for women
and ICT 
*	Representing a public, government and private association for
women's development 


Moderator: Barbara Waugh, Ph.D., Hewlett-Packard Company


Part I: The Context, Issues and Trends

Laura Albornoz, MINISTRA del SERNAM: Ministra del Servicio Nacional
Mujer de Chile

Gloria Bonder, UNESCO Regional Chairwoman, Science & Technology in Latin

Marcela Perez-de-Alonso, EVP of HR, Hewlett-Packard Company

Nancy Hafkin, Ph.D., Director, Knowledge Working; Former Coordinator,
African Information Society Initiative, United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa


Part II: Global and Regional Success Stories & Tools

Claudia Morrell, Executive Director, Center for Women and Information

Rick Duque, Chilean Social Scientist, Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State

Marina Larios, Director, Inova Consultancy Ltd. UK; President, WiTEC
(European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology)


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