Lunchtime Seminar - Insights into the EQUAL-IST EU-Funded Project: Identified Challenges and First Ideas How to Address Them.
Insights into the EQUAL-IST EU-Funded Project: Identified Challenges and First Ideas How to Address Them.
Since June 2016 and until May 2019 the Department of Information Systems at the University of Muenster participates in the EQUAL-IST (“Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions”) international project funded by the EU (European Union) Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The project goal is to introduce structural changes in the seven participating Information Sciences and Technology (IST) research institutions to enhance gender equality and diversity, as well as to improve work-family balance. In this talk, I will present the first results of the internal gender audit conducted at the Department of Information Systems in January-April 2017. The identified challenges and first ideas how to address them will be presented. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to up-vote or down-vote on the selected ideas. The voting results will be visible to you in real time and will be discussed then. The best ideas, i.e. those that will receive the highest number of up-votes and the lowest number of down-votes, will be considered for operationalisation and implementation in practice.
Dr. Elena Gorbacheva completed her PhD in 2016 at the Department of Information Systems, University of Muenster (Muenster, Germany). In her PhD thesis Elena addressed the existing challenges of under-representation of girls and women in the Information Systems (IS) field, as well as under-theorisation and immaturity of the gender and IS research field. Her research was published in the Business and Information Systems Engineering journal, Enterprise Information Systems Journal, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and several IS conferences. Elena was awarded the Leoni Warne Prize for Outstanding Publication in the Area of Women and IT in 2014 and the AIS (Association of Information Systems) Doctoral Student Service Award in 2015.