Monday, August 01, 2005

Blackberry Women and Technology awards

A BBC story reports that Research in Motion is doing something to help remedy a situation that more have talked about than have done anything effective.
Top women in the field of technology are to be recognised in the first Blackberry Women and Technology awards. The awards have been set up by Research in Motion, the company behind the Blackberry mobile device, and Aurora, a women's business networking group.

Prizes will be given to women who have been leading lights in academia, journalism, public and private sectors, as well the top female mentors.

The awards will raise their profile in what has been a male-dominated world.

"What we want is to recognise the progress and achievement women have made not only in the technology industry, but also in using technology," Charmaine Eggberry, from RIM, told the BBC News website.



Comment by Anonymous women networking:

I think it's important to have those opportunities and spaces for women networking. Many of the existing institutions and structures are de facto opportunities for men to connect with and support each other.

11:51 AM  

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