"Cinderella or Cyberella?
provides an excellent overview of the critical issues addressing the global participation of girls and women in today's information society. It serves as both a resource for comprehensive understanding and a strategic guide for taking the necessary steps to ensure women fully participate in and benefit from information and communication technologies."
"Authoritative and rich collection of essays, which are written accessibly and clearly enough to be of use to the widest audience: students, academics, and policy makers at all levels."
About the Author
Nancy Hafkin has worked on issues of gender and information technology and development for over thirty years. She has been Chief of Research and Publications at the African Training and Research Centre for Women of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. she headed the Pan African Development Information System and served as team leader for promoting information technology for African development. In 2000 the Association for Progressive Communications established an annual Nancy Hafkin Communications Prize competition, with the first prize allocated to women-led initiatives. She has a Ph.D. in African history from Boston University.
Sophia Huyer is Executive Director of Women in Global Science and Technology and Senior Research Advisor with the Gender Advisory Board of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. She is a Fellow of the World Technology Network and a finalist for the World Technology Network Award in 2002. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and International Development from York University.