On 18 January, Europeana, in collaboration with Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, opened the digital exhibition Pioneers in order to highlight the lives and achievements of historical European. Now that Women’s History Month is coming to a close, we’re excited to hear from Commissioner Gabriel once more, as she shares her vision for women in today’s digital world.
Today's woman in culture and tech is Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre - a digital humanities Librarian at El Colegio de México. Silvia discusses following your passions and finding like-minded people (online and off) and the challenges of the 'economics of care' and the 'motherhood penalty'.
Today we speak with Medhavi Gandhi, director of Happy Hands, an organisation that works on reviving traditional arts through building artisanal capacity and increasing youth/public access to folk arts, and founder of The Heritage Lab, a digital media platform for cultural heritage enthusiasts. She discusses the importance of female role models and the inherent strength of culture as a means of soft power.
Want to get involved and show your support for gender parity this International Women’s Day? We’ve listed three key ways to get involved and show your support. So whether you are a woman in the sector or an ally - find out how you can advocate for women in culture and technology (all year round, but especially this March).
Today we hear from esteemed wiki leaders and Wikipedians Isla Haddow-Flood and Florence Devouard as they tackle the gender (digital) content gap and advocate for and promote the contributions of women and girls to our digital archives and media spaces.
In the lead up to International Women's Day (8 March), we speak with an expert in children, gender and IT, Eva Fog, who is a consultant, opinion leader, writer and educator. She is the Founder and Chairwoman of DigiPippi, an organisation which aims to bridge the gender gap in technology (oh, and WonderTech Summit Denmark's Role Model of the year 2018). We discover the importance of empowering girls in tech and why 'nice' and 'perfect' need to leave our professional vocabularies.