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Women &         MozillaImprove Diversity, Involve more women in            FLOSS & Mozilla
Quick Overview Somenumbers
Women in FLOSS   Men         Men     72%        98% Women                       Were here!    28%                      Wom...
But Why?
Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes
Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers
Just look                   M           W 1 usest                   12        14.5 st1 bought           15         19     ...
Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers• Few women study IT / CS fieldsThe problem concerns IT in...
FLOSS & MythsFLOSS is often « unknown » andsuffers from misconceptions.
Rule #1: Codito, ergo sum              You have to code
• Localization           • Documentation• Design                 • Bugs• Support                • Marketing• Events       ...
Rule #2: Youre on your own                  Fight for your                       life
Rule #3: Degree Mandatory               Proove that                 E = mc²
How to Change Things• More visibility• No discrimination• Empower women• All contributions are valuable
Women & Mozilla●    Mozilla now has WoMoz :              www.womoz.org●    Open to all● Goals : help women contribute, att...
2010 Roadmap• Education• Help in contribution• More visibility: posts, interviews• Empower women• Surveys
To-Do 2011• More empowering women:  • Workshops, Add-ons, Games...• Continue: Visibility, education,  presentations, Diver...
Survey Results• Survey 1: internal → women in local  Mozilla communities• Survey 2: external → entire Moz  community
Internal Survey• Reach out to women• Not enough in dev!• TIME = Big Issue• < 10% in communities
External Survey• Discrimination: Still big issue •« Prefer no women and good code » •« They cant drive, why should they be...
External Survey
External Survey
External Survey
External Survey
WoMoz Tools1)   IRC2)   Mailing List3)   Wiki4)   Blog5)   Videoirc.mozilla.org : #womoz               www.womoz.org
Questions?<delphine@mozilla.com>
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What is the Women & Mozilla project? What have we done in 2010, and what will we do in 2011.

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  1. 1. Women & MozillaImprove Diversity, Involve more women in FLOSS & Mozilla
  2. 2. Quick Overview Somenumbers
  3. 3. Women in FLOSS Men Men 72% 98% Women Were here! 28% Women 2% Proprietary FLOSS Source : FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
  4. 4. But Why?
  5. 5. Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes
  6. 6. Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers
  7. 7. Just look M W 1 usest 12 14.5 st1 bought 15 19 Source: FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
  8. 8. Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers• Few women study IT / CS fieldsThe problem concerns IT in general, not only FLOSS
  9. 9. FLOSS & MythsFLOSS is often « unknown » andsuffers from misconceptions.
  10. 10. Rule #1: Codito, ergo sum You have to code
  11. 11. • Localization • Documentation• Design • Bugs• Support • Marketing• Events • Code • ...
  12. 12. Rule #2: Youre on your own Fight for your life
  13. 13. Rule #3: Degree Mandatory Proove that E = mc²
  14. 14. How to Change Things• More visibility• No discrimination• Empower women• All contributions are valuable
  15. 15. Women & Mozilla● Mozilla now has WoMoz : www.womoz.org● Open to all● Goals : help women contribute, attractmore women, give them more visibility
  16. 16. 2010 Roadmap• Education• Help in contribution• More visibility: posts, interviews• Empower women• Surveys
  17. 17. To-Do 2011• More empowering women: • Workshops, Add-ons, Games...• Continue: Visibility, education, presentations, Diversity Charter...• More women in Moz
  18. 18. Survey Results• Survey 1: internal → women in local Mozilla communities• Survey 2: external → entire Moz community
  19. 19. Internal Survey• Reach out to women• Not enough in dev!• TIME = Big Issue• < 10% in communities
  20. 20. External Survey• Discrimination: Still big issue •« Prefer no women and good code » •« They cant drive, why should they be able to program? » •« They are too busy making sandwiches »
  21. 21. External Survey
  22. 22. External Survey
  23. 23. External Survey
  24. 24. External Survey
  25. 25. WoMoz Tools1) IRC2) Mailing List3) Wiki4) Blog5) Videoirc.mozilla.org : #womoz www.womoz.org
  26. 26. Questions?<delphine@mozilla.com>
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