Please join us for our AIS Women’s Network reception at ECIS 2018 on the 26th June, 5:30pm in the Richmond Building. Room LT2.
The aim is to network, enjoy ourselves, and discuss how we can build up the IS Women’s Network in AIS Region 2.There will be an opportunity to discuss mentoring for interested women. We are also especially interested in welcoming PhD students and junior researchers into our network. Dr Sukaina Al Nasrawi will give a short talk. Dr. Sukaina Al Nasrawi is a Social Affairs Office for the Centre for Women at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and will be talking about her own IS career journey and issues that she thinks are pressing for IS women in a global context.
The aim is to have a fun and inclusive session that looks at issues of women’s participation in the IS discipline – all are welcome. Male colleagues – come along and discuss with your female colleagues! Drinks and snacks provided.
It is a free event but to help with catering it would be useful if you can sign up on eventbrite at https://women_in_it_ecis2018_portsmouth.eventbrite.com
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Cathy Urquhart, Dorothy Leidner, Tineke Fitch, Nancy Pouloudi and Carl Adams
(Women in IT Organizers)
Sukaina is an Arab technical woman with more than 15 years of professional experience in socio-economic development at the United Nations. During her professional journey, she worked in diverse disciplines, namely, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), statistical analysis and computing, women empowerment, gender equality and sustainable development. Sukaina undertook a notable role in regional activities aimed at harnessing ICT for socio-economic development in the Arab region. She promoted gender diversity in technical education and contributed to bringing the issue of Arab women in Information Technology to the global forum. She is currently working for the centre for women at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and one of her main responsibilities is to capitalize on the role of technology in achieving gender equality in the Arab region. Sukaina holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Information Technology focused on Smart Sustainable Cities, a multidisciplinary topic that lies at the heart of the global development Agenda. Her profile is here https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukaina-al-nasrawi-835b7936/. She has won a number of awards, include the best research poster award of the 15th European Conference on e-Government, the notable TechWomen emerging leaders in the Middle East and Africa and the United Nations Gold Award for Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”