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ECIS 2015 IS Women's Networking Event (all welcome!)

When: May 27th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: F3 (Fürstenberghaus)

ICIS 2013
IS Women's Networking Event
at ICIS 2013

Goals of the Event
Women remain a minority in the IS field. In order to tackle this challenge, IS Women's Networking Events have been held in various formats at the major IS conferences since 1980, but regular get-togethers of women faculty at ECIS take place only since 2012. Each year IS Women's Networking Events attract more and more participants who acknowledge them as being inspirational and supportive.

This year IS Women's Networking Event at ECIS 2015 is planned to be mostly informal and start with a topical keynote speech by Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen. More than 100 participants have already registered for the event and you can still do it - it’s free and open to all (both female and male) conference attendees!

IS Women's Networking Event at ECIS 2015 is aimed at providing (a) an opportunity for female IS researchers (both PhD students and senior IS scholars) to meet and support each other and (b) a platform to discuss what can be done to tackle the challenge of female under-representation in IS.

Related Session on Diversity and Inclusion in the IT workforce

The aspects of Diversity and Inclusion in the IT workforce will also be discussed during the session held on May 28th 9am-10:30am at F103 (Fürstenberghaus), where presentations of two research papers (one of them is the Claudio Ciborra Award Nominee!) will be followed by a mini-panel “Seriously, where are the female keynotes?”. The session will be chaired by Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen and Prof. Dr. Jason Thatcher. It will be fantastic to see all of you there!

Dr. Jenine BeekhuyzenAbout the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen was recently named by the Sydney Morning Herald as a female rising star in ICT and is the winner of the 2014 Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) iAward for Queensland ICT Woman of the Year. Jenine is the Director of the Tech Girls Movement, a non profit organisation inspiring girls into technology careers through tech superheroes. She is also the CEO of Adroit Research with 14 years research experience across a number of government, industry and university projects. She has a PhD. in Information Systems, an IT degree, a Grad Cert in Research Management, and a Diploma of Business. Jenine is also a 0.5 time researcher in the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development at the University of Southern Queensland. Projects include entrepreneurship in SMEs with a focus on women / youth / seniors and entrepreneurial leadership. Jenine is also an Adjunct Professor with the Institute of Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University and lectures in the Information Technology programmes. Publishing over 50 articles in refereed journals, conferences and books, Jenine coauthored a textbook on ERP implementation appearing on the list of the top ten textbooks for the Ideas Group in 2006. Jenine is active in promoting female participation in the IT industry. She created Tech Girls Are Superheroes & Tech Girls are Chic! books receiving widespread success inspiring girls as young as 5. She is an active mentor and regularly runs careers days, mentoring programs and conducts research on her interventions. Jenine collaborates on the Women in Technology (WinIT) Project and was a guest Professor on Gender and IT with the Maria Goeppert-Mayer foundation in Germany in 2008. In 2012, Dr. Beekhuyzen was awarded the Claudio Ciborra Award for Innovative Research at the European Conference on Information Systems in Barcelona, and the University Award for Outstanding Teaching and Learning.


We would like to cordially thank the Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and Media of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia Dr. Angelica Schwall-DürenEqual Opportunities Office at the University of Münster, as well as AlumniUM and WINet alumni networks of the University of Münster School of Business & Economics and Department of Information Systems for their financial support of the Event!

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