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May 29, 2008

News & Opinion: Cinderella or Cyberella

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Two leading scholars in the gender and information technology field have put together essays that bridge women in age, culture and educational backgrounds. These writings are found within the book Cinderella or Cyberella? and they provide women with the information to be more empowered in finance, work and families.
One author, Nancy J. Hafkin, has worked in these fields for thirty-plus years and has been the Chief of Research and Publications at the African Training and Research Centre for Women of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Hafkin has also headed the Pan African Development Information System. She also has a degree in African history from Boston University.
The other author, Sophia Huyer, is the Executive Director of Women in Global Science and Technology and Senior Research Advisor with the Gender Advisory Board of the United States Commission on Science and Technolgy for Developement. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and International Development form York University.
The essays include case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America to show different perspectives from all over the world of how women are participating in today's information society.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.