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  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    Welcome @clestrie, @stellunak, @khs40, and @WD_Research (Rachel, Diyya and Meyris)! We're excited to have you all join our online community of experts.

    With your diverse backgrounds in gender research, Innovation, policy and advocacy I am sure you'll be able to share your inputs on our latest discussion topics on key issues here: https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues
    We would love to hear your thoughts.
    Thanks.
  • luisbenvenisteluisbenveniste Regional Director, Human Development Posts: 1
    Hello. I am Luis Benveniste, the Human Development Regional Director for Latin American and the Caribbean at the World Bank. I was a co-author of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. I have worked primarily in a wide variety of education projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • acuteanacutean Senior Director of Research & Policy Posts: 1
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Alexandra (Lexi) Cutean and I'm the Senior Director of Research & Policy at the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada. We've been leading evidence-based research and practical policy solutions for the digital economy for over 25 years. I'm based our of Vancouver BC--looking forward to collaborating!

    Best,

    Lexi
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @acutean and @luisbenveniste great to have you join the community! With the range of your expertise, we are excited to hear your perspectives. I highly encourage you to jump into one of the discussions on our key issues page (https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues). Thanks.
  • EVSwansonEVSwanson Director of Research Posts: 2
    Greetings! I am Eric Swanson, Director of Research at Open Data Watch. We are a small NGO working at the intersection of official statistics and open data. We work to improve the foundation for reliable, open data across the globe by encouraging collaboration between official and non-official information producers, technical innovation, and financial support for the work of national statistical systems. Through our work we seek to move countries farther along the data value chain (https://opendatawatch.com/publications/the-data-value-chain-moving-from-production-to-impact/) so that the data they produce can be used to make an impact on policies and, ultimately on people's lives.

    Our Open Data Inventory (http://odin.opendatawatch.com/) monitors the coverage and openness of 21 categories of official statistics in 180 countries. We have a particular focus on gender statistics and the Sustainable Development Goals. We have published an assessment of gaps in gender statistics in 15 Sub-Saharan countries and have a similar assessment of 5 Latin American and Caribbean countries underway. We have recently begun publishing a compilation of data resources on the COVID-19 epidemic. (https://opendatawatch.com/what-is-being-said/data-in-the-time-of-covid-19/).

    I look forward to exchaning ideas with this group.

  • shiheishihei Dr Posts: 10 ✭✭
    Hi everyone, my name is Shirin Heidari nd I am wearing several hats. I joined mainly in my capacity as the founding president of GENDRO, a not-for-profit with the mission to promote the integration of sex and gender dimensions in research. Our current strategic priority is health research. I am also senior technical consultant on gender and health to WHO's Gender, Equity and Rights team; I am a senior researcher in global health (SRHR) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and last but not least, I am the founding chair of the Gender Policy Committee of the European Association of Science Editors, and the lead author of 'Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines. If anyone is interested, I've given a TEDx on the topic.
    Looking forward to exchanging ideas and connecting with others who share my passion for changing the research ecosystem and making it more gender transformative.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @EVSwanson and @shihei great to have you join the community! With the range of your expertise, we are excited to hear your perspectives.

    Eric your background and experience aligns with our latest discussion topics: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/709/how-does-covid-19-disproportionately-affect-gender
    and
    https://community.xprize.org/discussion/688/gender-data-collection-tagging-and-analysis
    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.
  • ericksonerickson Director of Science Programs Posts: 1
    Hi all,

    I'm Lucy Erickson, and I am the Director of Science Programs at the Society for Women's Health Research, a 30-year-old nonprofit focused on promoting research on sex differences in disease and improving women's health through science, policy, and education.

    My path so far has given me interest and expertise in broad set of areas relevant to the gender data gap, through my experiences in women's health, psychology and cognitive development, and computing and technology.

    Prior to my current role, I was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, and I hold a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

    I'm excited to be a part of this effort, and especially to connect with all the incredible people working on these important issues.
  • CristinaCristina Gender-based Violence Officer Posts: 1
    Hi, My name is Cristina Fabre. I am working at the European Institute for Gender Equality as Gender-based Violence Officer. My main project is on advancing the data collection on different forms of violence against women.
    To enhance the data collection I work closely with other EU and international agencies to draw recommendations and to improve indicators.
    The gender data gap is evident when we look at the crime statistics. There is a need for gender sensitive crime statistics to better inform policies and mesures for crime prevention and to better protect the victims.
    I am happy to be part of this community and looking forward to networking and discussions.
  • Kathleen_HamrickKathleen_Hamrick Posts: 66 XPRIZE
    Welcome, @WD_Research, and specifically, a big welcome to Divya, Rachel, and Meyris — we're excited to have you join our online community of experts and to engage in conversation with you as we design this challenge! We would love to hear your thoughts on of the key issues discussion threads, which you can find here: https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues
  • Kathleen_HamrickKathleen_Hamrick Posts: 66 XPRIZE
    Welcome, @stellunak and @clestrie — we look forward to discussing key issues to closing gender data gaps with you! We'd love to hear your thoughts on of the key issues discussion threads, which you can find here: https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @erickson and @Cristina great to have you join the community! With the range of your expertise, we are excited to hear your perspectives. I highly encourage you to jump into one of the discussions on our key issues page (https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues). Thanks.
  • suzannewertheimsuzannewertheim Founder and CEO Posts: 1
    Hi, everyone!

    I'm Suzanne Wertheim, a former professor of linguistic anthropology. I've been working on language, gender, and culture for more than two decades. Back in grad school, I ran what was then the world's biggest language and gender conference and non-profit, the Berkeley Women and Language Group, and helped transition it to the International Gender and Language Association. And I've maintained a gender lens on my various research specialties over the years (formerly bilingualism, language endangerment, and contact-induced grammatical change).

    I'm now CEO of Worthwhile Research & Consulting. We apply social science to real-world problems, ranging from bringing cultural knowledge to natural language processing to developing and facilitating anti-bias trainings. I do a lot of work with the tech community, and research gender bias in tech (and other workplaces) and ways to identify and interrupt that bias. I'm particularly concerned with markedness and erasure of women, and the ways that gender bias slows down career velocity and/or drives female-presenting people out of workplaces and entire fields.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    Welcome @suzannewertheim — great to have you join the community!

    Your expertise very well aligns with our latest discussion topic on Technology for collecting intersectional gender data; we would love to have your perspective here: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/720/technology-and-intersectionality

    You can share you thoughts on the other key issues here: https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues
    Thanks.
  • shiheishihei Dr Posts: 10 ✭✭
    @suzannewertheim very interesting! I've always been fascinated of gender and language and looking fwd to learning more from you. Feel free to share suggested readings and some of your own work.
  • sarahbsarahb Director of Data Intelligence Posts: 6
    edited April 2020
    Hi everyone

    I'm Sarah Barker, I lead the Innovation Lab at Our Community. We are creating tools and resources to helping not-for-profits build data capability in Australia. We also work on various data science projects unlocking insights in grants data in SmartyGrants (our online grants management tool used by 360 funders across Australia and New Zealand) and GiveNow (our online donations platform).

    We have conducted a number of gender analyses including grant submission and approval rates, the application of a gender lens to social sector initiatives, and the differences in donor behaviour between men and women.

    Sarah.
  • staceyostaceyo Ms Posts: 3
    Hi everyone - lovely to meet you and I'm excited to be part of the project.

    I am Stacey Ong a management consultant, women of colour and now entrepreneur as I have started a business - One Red Step - that focuses on equality and service delivery. I have led projects such as analysis of data for a government department to understand family violence prevalence, incidence, response and follow up and development of a gender impact analysis framework and quantitative tool. In the gender impact analysis project, the lack of gendered data including gender non binary was challenging - so I think this is a very important project. I am also Deputy Chair of the domestic violence peak body in Victoria where we are spending a lot of time discussing intersectionality, defining it and understanding how we can embed it in our work. And lastly, I was PricewaterhouseCoopers inaugural staff lead for its cultural diversity and inclusion network and a member of the Centre for Asian Australian Leadership. We have yet to really deeply understand intersectionality in the workplace and how we can support employees to access opportunities and reach there potential.

    Looking forward to getting started.

    Stacey
  • panderekhapanderekha Professor and Head Posts: 3
    Hi all,
    Great to be in touch with you all and be part of this exciting platform. I am Rekha Pande and have been involved with gender issues now for about four deades. I am the Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies, and a Professor of History at University of Hyderabad, India. I was the Chair of the Women’s World Congress in 2014, organized for the first time in India, where many scholars working on gender issues from across the world came to one platform. My work is in the Inter disciplinary area of History and Women’s Studies. I have been recently invited by the National Commission for women, a statutory body of the Governemnt of India, to be its Resource person for Gender sensitization and Gender development Programmes in India. I look forward to the insights from this platform which would be of assitance in my work. Some of the areas that are of great concern to me are Violence against women, trafficking of women and the creation of an equal and equitable society where gender justice is realised. I thank you all for making me part of this group.
  • KalpanaKalpana CEO Posts: 4
    Hi I am Kalpana Viswanath and am the founder of Safetipin , which is a set of technology tools to collect data about safety and inclusion in cities. I am a sociologist and have been part of many research studies and data collection.
    Safetipin has worked with more than 20 city governments in India and around the world. We collect both crowd sourced data as well large scale image analysis which we analyse both manually as well as through machine learning. Using ML has taught us many things about data and bias. We have over 750000 safety audit points from around the world and work with many partners, government, academia and NGO's. I really believe this is a very key issue as we move more and more into AI. I would be glad to be part of this discussion group as data collection is not neutral and only when we recognise this will we be able to change it.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @staceyo, @Kalpana and @panderekha great to have you all join the community! With the range of your expertise, we are excited to hear your perspectives. I highly encourage you all to jump into one of the discussions on our key issues page (https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues). Thanks.
  • TUCTUC Founder Posts: 1
    edited April 2020
    Hi everyone,
    I am Sonal Shah, the founder of The Urban Catalysts. We advise governments, development banks and civil society organizations on sustainable transport, city planning and design. Gender equity and social inclusion is a core part of our research, policy and implementation advisory. I was recently recognized amongst a global network of women change makers in transport by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).

    Our website is www.theurbancatalysts.org. Look forward to being part of this community and contributing!
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @TUC great to have you join the community Sonal!
    We are excited to hear your perspectives. I highly encourage you to jump into one of the discussions on our key issues page and let us know your thoughts. (https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues). Thanks.
  • BrendaMurphyBrendaMurphy Associate Professor - Gender Studies. Posts: 1
    HI Everyone - honoured to be here amongst like-minded passionate people. I'm Brenda Murphy - Professor and founding member of the Department of Gender and Sexualities, University of Malta. I'm involved in the design of postgraduate programmes, research, activism and community engagement on a local and global arena. I'm collaborative researcher with EU and Global institutions - EIGE, GMMP, COST, FEMM etc. and am founder of an education and activism platform – Mediating Women – an NGO that works towards better balanced media. My personal research is located around gender equality, mainstreaming and media at its broadest.
  • ymunoz70ymunoz70 Statistician Posts: 1
    Hello everyone,
    My name is Yolanda Munoz-Maldonado and I am statistician located in TX. I worked for some years as an assistant professor in Biostatistics and worked in two major hospital systems before deciding to open my own statistical consulting practice. I have experience in designing experiments, analyzing data and interpreting results. In some cases my role is of devil's advocate to make sure that the studies answer the questions that the researcher is looking for.
    I am very happy to be part of this discussion.
  • DrLiliaGiugniDrLiliaGiugni Dr Posts: 6
    Hi everyone, sorry for being late to the party, but great to read your intros and catch up with your updates! My name is Lilia Giugni, and I am a researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, University of Cambridge. My research and advocacy interests include gender-based violence (with a specific focus on online abuse), intersectional feminism, gender inequalities in various organisational settings, and the gendered side of work, technology and innovation. I am also the co-founder and CEO of the think tank consultancy GenPol - Gender & Policy Insights, which has recently published a policy paper looking at digital gender-based violence and at good practices to help prevent this: https://gen-pol.org/2019/11/when-technology-meets-misogyny-multi-level-intersectional-solutions-to-digital-gender-based-violence/ . Oh, and I am currently writing a book on the same topic :-). Very happy to participate in this discussion!
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    Welcome @DrLiliaGiugni and @ymunoz70 — great to have you join the community!

    Your expertise very well aligns with our latest discussion topic on Technology for collecting intersectional gender data; we would love to have your perspective here: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/720/technology-and-intersectionality

    Also we have identified six core problems that contributes to gender data gap here: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/737/core-problems-of-gender-data-gap-challenge
    It would be great to have your feedback on these.

    You can share you thoughts on the other key issues here: https://community.xprize.org/categories/GDG-key-issues
    Thanks.
  • KarenBettKarenBett Policy Associate Posts: 5
    Hello I am Karen and I work as a Policy Associate with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data - GPSDD and based in Nairobi. So happy to be here, albeit late. I hope everyone is safe.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    Welcome @KarenBett - We're excited to have you join our online community of experts.

    Karen, your timing is perfect, as we are on a very crucial stage deciding the prize direction. We have identified five focus area for this prize. We would request you to please vote for the focus area you believe will have greatest positive impact, if we're able to close data gaps in that area: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/746/closing-gaps-in-which-of-the-following-focus-areas-will-have-the-greatest-positive-impact

    Also, we are further researching gender data gaps for adolescent sexual and reproductive health. We would love to hear your thoughts on what are the most significant measurement gaps or data needs in this space?
    https://community.xprize.org/discussion/751/adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-data-gaps

    Thanks.
  • munnaticmunnatic Associate Program Director Posts: 2
    Hi. I am Unnati. I am the Associate Program Director in a cluster randomised controlled research trial on prevention of violence against women and girls.
    My work involves overseeing intervention at the community level. We try to prevent violence through Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level. Gender plays an important role in such kind of interventions.
  • ShashiShashi Mumbai, IndiaPosts: 551 admin
    @munnatic - Great to have you join the community.

    In your work if you have come across dealing with adolescents, do let us know what you think on gender data gaps for adolescent sexual and reproductive health here: https://community.xprize.org/discussion/751/adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-data-gaps
    Thanks.
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