Genderize!

Net-Map Toolbox

In our recent work on women rice parboilers in Nigeria, we asked the interviewees to indicate the gender of everyone on the map. Following the traditional color code, girls are pink and boys are blue (grey are groups that involve men and women, white are institutional actors, no gender).

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Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

Net-Map Toolbox

” Agricultural Networks case studies International development notes from the field Other people's work Social Networks Agricultural Extension Services Agriculture Citizen Report Card Ethiopia Fanaye Tadesse gender IFPRI Josee Randriamamonjy Mamusha Lemma Marc J.

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

Descriptive network measures were used to compare the gender, race, and employment status of the people comprising participant job-seeking networks. case studies notes from the field Other people's work Social Networks gender Jenine K.

Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

Gender quotas is arguably the most emotive issue debated for achieving gender balance at the top of the world’s major corporations. In the absence of more regulatory support we need to find other innovative means for addressing the gender imbalance.

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Technology: Electronic conferencing and gender

Joitske Hulsebosch

There are gender differences in the use of internet. The potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context looks at steps that can be taken by e-conference organizers to promote greater participation by women in the south. The article starts from the premises that there is a link between information and empowerment, and women should not miss out on the benefits offered by the information revolution.

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Culture: gender roles (and the mystery of how they are transmitted)

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday my youngest announced that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Before I could say anything (this a big step up from her aspirations to be a mother or a fairy) my eldest daughter said: "No! You are not a boy! Boys can be doctors! You can be a nurse!"

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Hanging Out at Northern Voice

Nancy White

That meant learning about all kinds of interesting browser plugins from the amazing Scott Leslie , then pondering on gender in blogging with Laura Blankenship and Leslie Madsen-Brooks. Tags: flickr Zemanta graphic facilitation northernvoice09 Gender events

2009 141

Story Week Tuesday: Little Triggers

Engineers without Fears

For this story is was around gender. Which is interesting because we know that the CEO is a man but we don't know the gender of the storyteller or any of the other characters. Tags: story week gender So we looked at how people responded to a story told by Obama back in StoryWeek.

apple: technology that chicks like

Engineers without Fears

gender design iphoneThere is an old, old diss in electronic dance music: "It's OK I guess. Yeah, I can really see gurlz liking that". Because blokes like nerdy detail - fiddling about with basslines & noises & gadgets & suchlike. Design as an autistic journey up your own fundament. Whereas chicks tend to prefer music that makes sense as more than pure experiment - as something social & sociable, as something useful & desirable.

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4 Steps to Getting to Yes

Partnering Resources

A person of your preferred gender approaches you and asks, “Want to get married?” Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully.

2015 166

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate about the intersection of Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Extension. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

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Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate about the intersection of Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Extension. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

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‘We’ – my Facebook page and me

Jenny Connected

million, recently shocked her fans by revealing her gender through posting a photo of herself on Twitter. Her fans’ reaction is surprising on two counts: That her Facebook followers had failed to notice her gender, despite the fact that her name is posted on her FB page.

2013 151

Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

This is resonant with another article shared with me today, from the Stanford Review on the role of including gender perspective for research breakthroughs. Knowledge sharing can be enabled or blocked based on organizational policies and infrastructure.

2015 60

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

The colours represent gender (blue for male, pink for female). As intimated by Elizabeth Broderick, it is likely that stronger support for gender diversity will need to come from the male chairpersons and CEOs, more so than the female board members themselves.

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Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

Last year we were blessed with great conversation, learning, food, and near gender parity. Following last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp ”, we are now nearing Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012. (We We did have a name change, so as not to confuse us with another set of camps with the same name.)

2012 130

Text, don't talk, to your teens?

Endless Knots

I wonder whether there's a gender difference. Apparently, according to Kate Tuttle's " I love you, now do your homework :) " in today's Boston Globe. One snippet: Dr. Laura Prager, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and mother of two teenagers, texts with her kids. It’s a method she adopted when her older child, a son now in college, went through a phase of not answering her phone calls.

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Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

Last year we were blessed with great conversation, learning, food, and near gender parity. Following last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp ,” we are now nearing Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012. (We We did have a name change, so as not to confuse us with another set of camps with the same name.)

2012 141

Blog>> An Arabian Experience

Green Chameleon

For example, you need to be more attuned to religious, cultural and gender sensibilities there. Earlier this month, Patrick and I travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to conduct a workshop for the Islamic Development Bank. The gentleman who invited us, Naguib Chowdhury , blogged about his thoughts regarding the workshop here. Like him, I too entered into it with preconceptions about the workshop.

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Sarah Blackmun

Nancy White

Sharing about work she and Dr. Steve Eskow have been doing in Ghana, Sarah brings in the issue of gender, particularly the importance of recognizing that often womens’ experiences are very different from men, so thinking about introduction of new technology needs to be with a full awareness of gender. The Need to Integrate Gender in ICT Policy Processes. Next in the series of podcasts (previous podcasts linked below) is Sarah Blackmun of the Pangaea Network.

The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

the gender gap between male and female achievement in physics, the ineffectiveness of demonstrations in physics teaching and. Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week.

Maybe they get annoyed because you are more successful than you look

Net-Map Toolbox

As long as you are among your supposed peers (in terms of external visual factors as in age, gender, race, social background) and filling a role that is similar to other people in this group, you might rarely experience these behaviors.

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Facebook: Reclaim Privacy Security and Safety

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

That’s why we require the following fields to be public: name, profile photo (if people choose to have one), gender, connections (again, if people choose to make them), and user ID number. Facebook keeps changing around what is private and what is public in the default settings.

Playfully exploring serious issues: what does that mean?

Viv Mcwaters

There are serious issues to be tackled in a Pacific nation where I was working where gender-based violence is the norm, substance abuse is common, unemployment is high, and violence is part of everyday life for most women and children.

2013 130

Running on the roof

Neighbourhoods

' K.H.Adler, in 'Gendering histories of homes and homecomings', in this volume , referring to a video art project by Palestinian architect Sandi Hilal called Roofs: public private open spaces in the camp.

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Electric Gadget Inter-City Challenges

Portals and KM

This census was conducted online from March, 2010 through July, 2010 and received over 7,500 individual responses from Retrevo users distributed across gender, age, and location. Retrevo does some interesting surveys that I have covered before. Their new Gadget Census study pits the following U.S. cities against each other to see who has the most consumer electronics per capita.

Netbooks Getting Squeezed by iPads and Cheaper Lighter Laptops

Portals and KM

The sample size was over 1,000 distributed across gender, age, income and location in the United States. This should not be a surprise but a recent study by Retrevo  confirms that netbooks are getting stiff competition from iPads.   They found that of people currently looking to buy an iPad or Netbook, 78% of them are leaning toward an iPad. 22% are leaning toward a netbook.   They also asked if buyers held hold on buying a netbook after the iPad was announced in January.

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Deciphering Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

How do these practices differ across race, gender, and age? If you're voting for SXSW sessions, I'd enjoy seeing this session be accepted: Understanding Lies, Deception, and Truthiness in Social Media. Your vote: Yes No. Event: Interactive 2010. Level: Beginner. Type: Panel. Category: Community / Online Community, Online Relationships, Social Issues, Social Networking, User Generated Content. Organizer: danah boyd , Microsoft Research / Harvard Berkman Center.

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I say “she” I of course mean a non-gender specific bot that uses Big Data collected from social media sites to give sentiment and personalised data on individuals. Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over.

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Sharing our vulnerabilities

Chris Corrigan

Rebecca uses this awareness opening as a jumping off point for how to create inclusive spaces for gender identity issues to be considered in the craft of teaching physical education. Over the past few days several friends of mine have blogged pieces that capture their vulnerable moments.

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Technology: more media and interaction

Joitske Hulsebosch

Now that I touched on gender roles; this morning we discovered that we have an overkill of women in our tagging experiment- and noticed that though men dominate in technical ICT things, women seem more predominant in web2.0??

2006 130

What diversity does to work groups…

Net-Map Toolbox

Unfortunately I cannot find it on the web and I didn’t pay attention to the name of the researcher while I was listening - but the point they made deserves some consideration: In their self assessment diverse work groups (in terms of gender, race, cultural background, professional background, political affiliation etc.) Apparently it doesn’t make them happier but more effective. That’s the result of a study I heard about on the radio (NPR) two days ago.

The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

So it seems that services could lead the economy, but there needs to be greater equality between the different States and a better gender balance. On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. This conference was organised by Lancaster University’s India Centre. The opening speaker was Dr D.K.

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Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates!

Governance in a Networked World

You may recall from our previous article on “ The Sisterhood goes Missing at Board Level” that we intimated that we believed it was as much the independence of the non-executive director role as the gender effect that would impact mostly on firm performance.

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Facebook - seniors and grandparents

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The number of Facebook users are growing in every age/gender demographic. Wherever the grandkids are, the grandparents follow. This is not a-typical. MySpace has been primarily women over 35 since 2005, and 11% of members there are senior citizens.

Are Board Turnover Rates Limiting Diversity Opportunities and Growth?

Governance in a Networked World

For the gender diversity supporters, current board renewal rates will become a natural governor on progress. Some Closing Thoughts Much of the discussion around diversity on boards has focused on gender diversity and growing the proportion of female participants on boards.

2013 130

Margaret Fuller's Persuasion 5

Endless Knots

The woman I was researching for my essay, the woman who broke ranks with her gender to defend her country. Page 5, " The Persuasion " I put my hand beside the thick ply of pages flopped over to the right. I had to read up on the brave soldier, I had to make a timeline of Soldier Samson’s life, and, as I was thinking these very rational things, I noticed my hand scrawling mad notes in my new red notebook: Sarah Margaret Fuller—1810-50: Critic, j’list, soc refrmr, b.

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Automating teaching and assessment

Jenny Connected

What was interesting is that the audience for this talk seemed very taken with the idea of pedagogical agents, what gender they should be, what appearance they should have, what culture they should represent etc. George Veletsianos gave an interesting and thought provoking talk to the University of Edinburgh yesterday. This was live streamed and hopefully a recording will soon be posted here. A good set of rough notes has been posted by Peter Evans on Twitter. Peter Evans@eksploratore.

Monitoring network development through intervention

Net-Map Toolbox

The color of the nodes is according to gender (pink: female, blue: male, gray: composite actor, male and female). This is question a lot of people ask me: Can we show network changes over time? Can we find out, if we made a difference?

Culture and stereotypes

Joitske Hulsebosch

Cartoon via handvest van de aarde At the site of project implicit you can do tests about your prejudices conderining fat people, gender stereotypes or ethnicity ( in Dutch, the english version is here ).

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