Category: Gender

  • Digital Government and Social Leaders

    Digital Government and Social Leaders

    As part of an online course on Digital Government for Social Leaders, I was asked to develop a script for a five-minute animation where an Avatar will introduce the topic and entice the leaders to embrace it as part of their political agendas. The animation introduces the short course and is complemented by a more…

  • Deconstructing the Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM, Part II

    Deconstructing the Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM, Part II

    In the previous post, I detailed some issues that could help explain in part the gender-equality STEM paradox. Recap These can be summarized as follows: ┬áThe Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) measures gaps not levels. It is thus a relative indicator that takes stock of the gender gap regardless of the level or depth of…

  • Deconstructing the Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM

    Deconstructing the Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM

    A paper on the subject published a couple of weeks ago in the academic journal Psychological Science attracted plenty of attention thanks to some of its surprising conclusions.1 The paper is behind a paywall. Its main finding is that, contrary to all expectations, there is an inverse relation between gender equality and the number of…

  • Women, empowerment and new technologies

    Women, empowerment and new technologies

    Yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) for the 108th time. The celebration first took place in 1908 in New York City. Back then, it was called the International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), first organized by the Socialist Party of the US. At some point, the additional W dropped, and the event became a celebration…