October 18, 2003

Upgrade Your Future

Aims to encourage women to consider a career in I.T. Some of the information seems a little outdated and/or overly optimistic ("...starting salaries for Webmaster began at $58,000 and $56,250 for Web developers"?!?!) but there are some good links here, particularly for people in the Chicago area. (The site is a project by the Chicago-based nonprofit Women Employed.)


August 12, 2003

"Starting over as a DBA"

It's no secret that times are tough for people in the tech field, but some might take comfort from this profile of one Debi Lorraine, who went back to school in her late 30s, and switched careers from telecommunications to database administration at 40. Of course, her group is in the middle of a hiring freeze, but she still believes there's more room in this field. Hmm...

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February 9, 2003 — 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.


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 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.


January 29, 2003

Women in Consulting (WIC)

"We provide and support a collaborative community in which independent consultants can discuss their business needs, network, share information and learn about starting, running, and promoting an independent consulting practice." Not limited to techies, but does focus on Silicon Valley and San Francisco.


January 11, 2003

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN)

Founded in 1990 and supported by Purdue University, the University of Michigan, and Stevens Institute of Technology, this organization aims to increase the number of women working in the engineering profession. The website offers information on grants, scholarships, and fellowships available, engineering departments at universities around the country, and an extensive bibliography. A members-only section also offers an extensive set of education and salary statistics. Keep digging around — there's a lot here and if they keep adding to it, it's worth frequently revisits.


November 11, 2002


Not strictly for information technologists, or, for that matter, women, this site is noteworthy in part because it was created and is run by a librarian who goes by the nom de plume of "Electra". As one might expect, this is a great reference site, with tons of information for the jobhunter.

November 5, 2002

Women of NASA

The Women of NASA site showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers, and the ways in which they balance personal and professional responsibilities. The main component of the project is the weekly web chat offered each week. Participants have the opportunity to have a dialogue with the featured mentor, and will also find the profiles and transcripts of past chats a rich source of information on NASA women and their work.


The Global Fund for Women

An international grantmaking organization devoted to improving women's well-being and working for women's full participation in society on a global basis. Check their page to find out how you can help (or how they might help you).


The Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowships Trust

For residents of the United Kingdom, the Daphne Jackson Fellowships exist to enable high-level scientists and engineers to return to their professions after a career break.