GEWINN promotes knowledge transfer between research and practice through exchange and networking.
By means of the knowledge transfer, we propose recommendations for practice to develop gender-fair software and support a gender-fair IT culture.
GEWINN creates an interdisciplinary network for improving equal opportunities and a gender-fair and diversity-sensitive participation in the digital transformation.
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At the GEWINN conference GenderIT 2018 which was held on May 2018, 14th-15th the current international state of research about gender and IT was presented and discussed. We welcomed about 150 researchers of science and technology studies, gender studies and computer science to present their work and exchange experiences in Heilbronn, Germany. What is the role of gender in automative engineering, how are gender stereotypes influencing mental models of computer science, and how do gender stereotypes shape games? Which influence does gender have on IT trainings and education, and which benefits and challenges do companies face when participating in a Living Lab in the gender and IT context? These are few examples of questions which were explored in the talks.
Im Rahmen des vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderten Verbundprojekts „Gendering MINT digital“ findet am 19. Juli 2018 der Workshop „Genderforschung in MINT“ in Freiburg i. Br. statt. Prof. Dr. Nicola Marsden, Leiterin des GEWINN-Verbundprojektes, hält dabei zusammen mit Lisa Handel (Universität Düsseldorf) die Lecture Session I.
Excellent research has to take gender issues into account, especially in the field of science and technology, such as computer science. There is much talk on digital transformation – we focus on it with regard to gender. Gender aspects are rarely taken into account in the professional life of software engineering, in the design of hardware and software, or in the management of IT projects. However, the integration of gender aspects strengthens the innovative power of research and development and allows a more appropriate implementation of the results. The GEWINN project addresses this gap research and practice and promotes exchange and networking between them.