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 we interview Evelin Heidel (aka Scann) - academic and digital cultural heritage and copyright expert. She has some extremely powerful words in her hard-hitting response that doesn't shy away from critical topics such as the intersection of feminism and decolonisation, racism and sexism in copyright law, equal pay for equal work including a very pointed message on male privilege.
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'.
We hear from Europeana Network Association (ENA) member Sandra Fauconnier. She discusses the importance of building sustainable digital resources and the need to rethink traditional notions of leadership.
Today we speak with Petra Kammerevert - Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT). In her rousing interview, she discusses the barriers entrepreneurial women face and just why they are 'key to accelerating economic growth and social innovation'.
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.