AISWN Pre ICIS Workshop-Advancing Women in IS Academia, 2014 & 2015
Information Systems is the backbone of our global innovation economy and vital to our future. It is a field of great societal and industry importance which is suffering from an ever diminishing proportion of women as well as a lack of awareness of this gender inequality as a growing problem. With women making up more and more of the workforce, women will be increasingly in leadership roles in Information Systems. Drs. Eleanor Loiacono and Lakshmi Iyer are proud to be leading an initiative to support women researchers and thought-leaders in the critical field of Information Systems. The Association for Information Systems Women’s Network (AISWN), supported by the Elsevier Foundation and AIS, has four goals: to collect global data on what women in IS academia need to flourish in their careers; to provide an outlet for current research on women in IS; to grow awareness, membership and visibility within the international IS community and to establish a successful self-supported workshop format sponsored by academic and industrial sponsors. This is an interesting, and potentially high impact approach to a global issue in information systems and presents a clear plan to address the issue in a safe context for women in this area. If you are interested in hearing more about the project, please contact Eleanor Loiaocno. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This Pre-ICIS 2015 AISWN workshop is sponsored by Elsevier Foundation. It will focus on issues women in IS Academia face, such as negotiating as a woman, career differences, and creating an effective support network. These topics arose out of the 2014 workshop and will help the AISWN continue to create effective support mechanisms for our members and the IS community.
The Pre-ICIS 2014 workshop was sponsored by Elsevier Foundation. It focused on issues women in IS Academia face, such as work-life balance, childcare and gender bias. These discussions helped the AISWN identify needs and create effective support mechanisms for our members and the IS community. (30 attendees).
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015