Introductions

Please introduce yourself to the rest of the community here. Tell us a bit about yourself and your projects.

My name is Shashi, I’ll be managing the online community for this Prize Design. My background is in HR and Administration. I have been part of the Water Abundance and Women Safety XPRIZE’s operation team and also Future of Housing and Future of Forest Impact Map research team. I have been community manager for Clean Air Prize Design.

If you have any community-related questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to message here or email me at mailto:shashi.rai@xprize.org.

Hello Everyone! I’m Kathleen Hamrick, the Lead Product Manager for the Gender Data Gap Prize Design. Our team looks forward to learning all about your work and am eager to see the discussions we will have here throughout the design process.

This is my fourth project with XPRIZE. Previously, I worked on the Rainforest Prize Design, Feeding the Next Billion Prize Design, and the Future of Work Prize Design.

If you have any questions about this design, please feel free to reach out to me on here, on LinkedIn, or via email at kathleen.hamrick@xprize.org!

Hi Everyone! I’m Karan Kalhan, a Project Specialist for the Gender Data Gap Prize Design.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, I worked in public finance and budgeting. I’m excited to hear your ideas on the Gender Data Gap!

Please feel free to message me here or by email at
karan.kalhan@xprize.org

Hello Everyone,
My name is Dr. Andrea Rowe, and I am a researcher, author, and entrepreneur. My passion is creating a world that is better for everyone! I have written on gender equality and innovation in Canada, Sweden and the OECD. In my most recent position, I was the Co-founder and Chief Research Officer at an evidence-based consulting firm that specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

I am looking forward to contributing to exchanging ideas and contributing to the development of the Gender Data Gap Prize.

Best regards, Andrea

Welcome Dr. @Andrea! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts, and look forward to engaging in conversations with you about the gender data gap prize design. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this initial discussion topic centering around identifying the most pressing data gaps: Key Issues — XPRIZE Community.

Hello, I’m Alex Danvers, a social psychologist doing research in mobile sensing and dynamic systems. I’m interested in learning more about this project, as it’s my first opportunity to interact with the XPrize community. Thanks!

Welcome, @adanvers! With your social psychology background and research interests, we look forward to hearing your thoughts. You can find and respond to our initial discussion here:

We’ll post more topics here over the coming weeks. We’re excited to hear your insights!

Hi I am ElsaMarie DSilva, Founder & CEO of Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) based in India. I am also on the Board of XPrize India.

Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data which maybe anonymous, gets aggregated as hot spots on a map indicating trends at a local level. The idea is to make this data useful for individuals, local communities and local administration to identify factors that causes behaviour that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions.

Our aim is to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public spaces for everyone especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data, community engagement and institutional accountability.

Since our launch on 26 Dec 2012 we have collected over 12,000 stories from over 50 cities in India and directly reached over 500,000 people.

You can check more about my organisation here and my personal site here.

Welcome @ElsaMarie! We’re excited to have you join the Gender Data Gap online community, and look forward to learning more about your work with Red Dot Foundation and hearing your suggestions and insights as they pertain to gender data. Thank you for sharing about your organization! We’d enjoy hearing your thoughts around the latest discussion topic pertaining to gender data gaps, which can be found here, under Key Issues: Gender Data Gaps in Health — XPRIZE Community.

Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Lisa Goble, Director of research compliance at UNC Greensboro. I’ve worked in research compliance several years and previously in academic licensing & technology transfer. This is a very serious interest of mine as I’ve both felt and seen gender variances in healthcare, patenting, entrepreneurship activities, and many others. Thank you for the invitation, I look forward to learning from you all.

Dr. @lagoble, we’re excited to have you join the Gender Data Gap online community, and look forward to learning from you. Your experience in research compliance sounds highly relevant for this prize design. We would enjoy hearing more from you about what you have seen with regards to gender variances in healthcare, specifically. We recently opened a discussion around the subject, which you can view here: Gender Data Gaps in Health — XPRIZE Community. Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this matter!

Hello everybody,

My name is Ingmar Weber and I’m the Research Director for Social Computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

In my research, I’m using non-traditional data sources such as social media advertising data or satellite imagery for things such as (i) mapping poverty, (ii) monitoring international migration, and (iii) tracking digital gender gaps. Some slide decks here.

Our work on digital gender gaps is supported by Data2X and is in collaboration with Ridhi Kashyap at the University of Oxford.

Have a look at our Digital Gender Gaps portal where we try to fill data gaps on internet access gender gaps. The science behind is described here.

I look forward to contributing to this community and to helping shape this challenge!

Best regards,
Ingmar

Hello @ingmarweber, Thank you for joining the Gender Data Gap online community. Your experience and research is highly relevant for this prize design. We would love to here your thoughts on our recent open discussion on gender data gaps and health, which you can view here: Gender Data Gaps in Health — XPRIZE Community. Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this matter!

@ingmarweber, I would like to echo Shashi’s welcome. Happy to have you join the conversations. Thank you for the links, they are really helpful!

Hi all,
Short introduction: I’m Niels Spierings, Associate professor in gender and political sociology at Radboud University in the Netherlands. One of my interest is in gender inequality, statistical research and intersectionality. On this topic I provide the Dutch government with advice and I’m a member of the EIGE (EU Institute for gender equality) advisory board regarding the EIGE gender inequality index. I also publish on this academically, and as we speak I’m working on a chapter regarding intersectionality on quantitative research for a handbook on intersectionality.

@NielsRU, welcome to the community! We believe your research background and experience advising the EIGE will provide us with great insight. We hope you share your thoughts in our discussion threads (Key Issues — XPRIZE Community). Thanks!

Hi, I am Shipra Sharma, a CSR & sustainability professional and began my professional journey as an Indian Air Force officer.

At LTI, I am working with communities with low income backgrounds and helping them improve their earning potential, designing and building women entrepreneurship programs, enabling their children with access to better education and lastly, undertaking large climate action programs at an organizational level as well as promoting individual action through awareness.

Glad to be a part of this community and look forward to contributing.

Thanks!

@Shipra welcome to the community! Your work as an Indian Air Force Officer and at LTI working to empower communities sounds incredible. We look forward to learning from you. We would love to hear your thoughts regarding this recent discussion: Which gender data gaps are the most important to address first? — XPRIZE Community

Hi, I am Aakanksha Kulkarni. I work at Apnalaya, which has been working with a vulnerable community in the M-East ward of Mumbai. I work in the Citizenship and Advocacy vertical which involves training and strengthening the community in order to make it sustainable. I am also currently the counselor for a program called Prevention of Violence against Women and Children.
Along with that, I am also involved in developing the curriculum and facilitation for training regarding gender and other civic issues.
Looking forward to working with all of you!
Thanks!

@aakanksha_k welcome to the community! We believe your background and experience in gender training will be very helpful to us. We look forward to learning from you. We would love to here your thoughts on our recent open discussion on gender data gaps and health, which you can view here: Gender Data Gaps in Health — XPRIZE Community. Thanks.