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February 27, 2003

Women Connect

From the United Kingdom, "Women Connect is a community development initiative working to get women online. Our aim is to support and encourage the use of the internet in ways that are needed and wanted: to learn; to share ideas with other women's groups; to make voices heard in communities." It's a little unclear to me how they do this, but it looks like they partner with a number of local organizations, including one fascinatingly titled "Boscombe Bums and Tums".

--> www.womenconnect.org.uk

LEZBRIAN, the Lesbian and Bisexual Women Library Workers List

"A forum for discussing professional issues of interest to lesbian and bisexual women library workers. While the main focus of discussion is on librarianship and library issues as they concern lesbians and bisexual women, the discussion on LEZBRIAN may also touch upon the broader and/or related fields of queer, gay, bisexual, and/or transgendered/ transsexual librarianship." The home page hasn't been updated in a couple of years, but I am presuming that the list is still going.

--> carbon.cudenver.edu/public/library/libq/lezbrian/

February 19, 2003

Women lose ground in the tech field

The Mercury News has been running a series of articles, I guess. Again, the story is that while women did well in the boom in Silicon Valley, they are losing ground again, and it's still not a level playing field. Not surprisingly, companies that make more of an effort to address the reality that women have lives and families attract more women. ("It's the daycare, stupid?")

--> www.siliconvalley.com/mld/mercurynews/ business/technology/5184884.htm

February 16, 2003

Diversity in the High-Tech Workplace

A study of the employment picture in Silicon Valley reveals some disturbing trends, as described in this San Jose Mercury News story from February 16. Think the percentage of women in the SV workforce has increased in the last decade? Think again.

--> www.bayarea.com/mld/ mercurynews/news/local/5194863.htm

February 9, 2003

Lisjobs.com — Jobs for Librarians

This site offers classified job listings as well as links to other LIS jobs sites and various career information sources. It is the creation of Rachel Singer Gordon, librarian and author of The Accidental Systems Librarian and Teaching the Internet in Libraries.

--> www.lisjobs.com

Association for Women in Science

"Dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology." Offers the usual association benefits, including extensive job listings. Also has a website called www.chillyclimate.org focused on the problems for women trying to make headway in the scientific research community, which doesn't seem to have been updated much recently.

--> www.awis.org

February 1, 2003

Kalpana Chawla & Laurel Blair Salton Clark

I am locking this entry because people keep posting here and asking me for pictures of Kalpana Chawla, even though I don't have any and this isn't a site about her. I just did one story. Folks, if you found this site, you're already on the web! The web has neat stuff like Google where you can search for files that you can download on the spot! No need to torture a webmaster into madness! (Also, no offense, but isn't obsessively emailing people you don't know for pix of a dead woman a little morbid?) I have done some of your homework for you though: www.kalpanachawlainspace.com should get you what you're looking for. Have a nice day.

Indian-Born American Astronaut Was Heroine in India
NEW DELHI, India — Front pages of Indian newspapers Saturday carried pictures of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-born woman in space, to celebrate her expected return to earth on the space shuttle Columbia.

The return never happened after the space shuttle Columbia broke apart about 203,000 feet over Texas minutes before it was to land in Florida...

--> www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/articles/ A10745-2003Feb1.html

Racine Native, UW Graduate Laurel Clark On Shuttle

Racine's Laurel Clark was one of the astronauts on board the space shuttle Columbia.

The 41-year-old Clark is a Navy physician who has worked undersea as a diving medical officer aboard submarines. She also has been a naval flight surgeon...

--> www.theomahachannel.com/ news/1950576/detail.html

Up-to-the-minute shuttle news updates
--> spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts107/status.html

About the Women in Technology Site

Welcome to WomenInIT.net!

This site is a collection of organizations, resources, and cool links focusing primarily on, well, women and information technology. Originally founded by Jerry McDonough at the School of Information Management & Systems, the site has morphed somewhat over the years, and now also covers science, research, engineering, and other technology-related fields, but has tried to stay true to Jerry's original vision.

Please note: I am unable to answer queries personally, and I don't have additional information about scholarships or jobs. Fastweb is a great source of scholarship resources, and JobStar has tons of jobs and career information.

About the technology behind Womeninit.net

This site is powered by a wonderful application called Movable Type, developed by a husband-and-wife team in San Francisco, Ben and Mena Trott.

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