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    1. 1. Why & How HP Invests in Gender Equity in ICT Barbara Waugh, Ph.D. Director, University Relations Hewlett Packard World Bank February 2008
    2. 2. Me Mother Gran d mother 22 year HP employee Barbara Waugh, Ph.D. Director, University Relations Hewlett-Packard Company 1501 Page Mill Road, M/S 1176 Palo Alto, CA 94304 Direct Phone: 650-857-2273 Fax Number: 650-857-4012 www.barbwaugh.com Director, University Relations
    3. 3. HP today <ul><li>Fortune 14 company - US Fortune 41 company - Global </li></ul><ul><li>156,000 employees </li></ul><ul><li>145,000 sales partners </li></ul><ul><li>70,000 service partners </li></ul><ul><li>88,000 retail locations </li></ul>
    4. 4. HP recognizes importance of women <ul><li>Global citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing well by doing good </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Women in key roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian, Hispanic and African-American executives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation 3.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educated women drive innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powering markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Half the emerging market </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Some of HP’s Honors ’06-’07 <ul><li>Best Companies in the Country, HP  Peru </li></ul><ul><li>#13 Best Place to Work, HP Spain , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>#11 Best Place to Work, HP Austria , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Companies to Work for in Latin America, HP Chile   - The Great Place to Work Institute, 2007 (2nd consecutive year) </li></ul><ul><li>#4 Best Employer in Slovakia - Hewitt Associates, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 50 Most Aggressive Female Employers, HP UK - Aurora, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>100 Best Places Workplaces in EU , HP EMEA, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#8 Best Place to Work, HP Italy , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Place to Work List, HP Ireland , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 Most Desirable Employer, HP Czech Republic , 2006  </li></ul><ul><li>#5 Company to Work for in Belgium , HP Belgium, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Employer of the Year, HP Netherlands , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 Best Workplace, HP Hungary , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Best Employer, HP Japan Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Companies to Work for in Chile, HP Chile -- The Great Place to Work Institute, 2006 (3rd consecutive year) </li></ul><ul><li>Best Employers in China, HP China - Hewitt Associates and 21st Century Economic Herald, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Chances for Men & Women in Industry award, HP Germany , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Friendly Company award, HP Poland - Agora, 2007 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Some of HP’s Honors ’06-’07 (2) <ul><li>Best Retention Strategies, Talent Management, HR Team, and use of Technology - Human Resources Management, HP  Singapore , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa's Top Gender Empowered Organizations, HP South Africa - Top Women in Business & Government publication, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Employer of the Year for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, and Work-Life Flexibility, HP UK , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Working Mother magazine, 2007 (17th year on list) </li></ul><ul><li>100% Corporate Equality Index rating for policies, practices and benefits - Human Rights Campaign, 2006 (4th consecutive year) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 50 Companies for Hispanics - Hispanic Business Magazine, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 Best Companies for Mothers and Fathers , HP Chile – Chile United Foundation, 2006 (#5 in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Best Companies for Blacks in Technology - Black Data Processing Association, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, HP Boise - Families and Work Institute, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Companies for GLBT ( Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ) employees - DiversityInc, 2006 (3rd year on list) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Companies for Asian employees - DiversityInc, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#3 Company for People with Disabilities - Diversity Inc magazine, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Employer of Choice HP Singapore - Human Resources Management, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Employer of Choice for Women - Australia EOWA (Equal Opportunity for Women Assoc.), 2005 </li></ul>
    7. 7. HP investments Joint Research, Boards, Conferences, Workshops, Associations, Campus Relations, Thought Leadership, Regional Development of Engineering Education Infrastructure University Relations Research on Applications for Girls & Women, Targeted Education and Recruitment of Girls and Women R&D Events Sponsorship, Organization Sponsorships, Employee Affinity Groups Culture & Diversity Events Sponsorship, Publications, Equipment Loans and Donations Marketing Policy, Legislation Government Affairs Events, Publications, Campus Activities Recruiting Grants for STEM and Engineering Education, Microenterprise Acceleration, GET IT Philanthropy
    8. 8. Micro Enterprise Development Program <ul><li>Awarded more than100 grants of technology, cash, curriculum and training in 33 countries valued at $5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Grant recipients focused solely on women: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KITA: entrepreneurship training for female high school students (Korea) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Employed Women’s Association (India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Women Entrepreneurs Karnataka (India) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro Mujer Mexico (Mexico) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Business Institute (Puerto Rico) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Employment Opportunity Project (US) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Women and Enterprise (US) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Business Development Center (US) </li></ul></ul>2007
    9. 9. <ul><li>UNESCO and Hewlett-Packard launch project to counter brain drain in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>                                                    </li></ul><ul><li>© UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO and Hewlett-Packard have launched a joint project to help reduce brain drain in Africa by providing grid computing technology to universities in Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe. </li></ul><ul><li>I.S.G. Mudenge, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, took part in the launch of the “Piloting Solutions for Reversing Brain Drain into Brain Gain for Africa” project, at UNESCO Headquarters on 20 November 2006. The representatives of Senegal and Ghana to UNESCO, as well as Peter Smith, Assistant UNESCO Director-General for Education, and Bernard Meric, Senior Vice President of Hewlett Packard for Europe, Middle East and Africa, took part in the launch (9.30 a.m. – 12 noon, Room VIII) of the project to provide university laboratories and research centres with systems of interconnections that will enable students and faculty to work with researchers and professionals around the world. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Build capacity of engineering talent in order to improve hemispheric competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to creating holistic, entrepreneurial skills needed to face the multidimensional challenges of the global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Enable mobility of both people and work </li></ul><ul><li>Foster effective partnership between industry, government, academia, professional associations, and others to advance engineering capacity, quality and integration throughout the Americas </li></ul>Engineering for the Americas: Mission
    11. 11. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 EftA Community , Projects and Funding Lima Ministerial ($50K) Connexions in LAC $250+K GCEE Rio IDB RPG $1.3M ’ 07 Projects Labor Market Observatory ($1M+) Success Stories Brochure ($20K) Website ($50K) Chile Workshop (Mar) Dominican Republic Workshop (Mar) HP, Faculty US Industry LATAM Industry WB USTDA LACCEI ASIBEI IEEE ABET, CEAB Expand LATAM Industry, Accreditation, Professionals Lima Symposium $410K Education Conferences IDB OAS ISTEC
    12. 12. Engineering Africa! Conversations Exploring: A Multi-stakeholder Quality Assurance & Innovation Process for Capacity Building through Engineering Education Beginning in Nigeria A Pan-African Initiative of the Capacity Building Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations Hewlett Packard and Partners
    13. 13. Workshop Stakeholders Development Agencies: UNESCO, World Bank Universities Government Industry Professional Societies: WFEO, AEEA, SNE Engineering Africa! Faculty workshop
    14. 14. March Conference Outcomes: Priority Working Groups <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Government-University-Industry Partnerships </li></ul>
    15. 15. University Relations partnership continuum Levels of engagement Traditional engagement Holistic engagement Awareness Involvement Support Sponsorship Strategic partner
    16. 16. Models for Public Private Partnership in Higher Education Think Globally <-> Act Locally Academia Industry Government Sabato’s Triangle Development Banks Enlightened Self-Interest National System of Innovation
    17. 17. Four pillars of the knowledge economy Education & training Information infrastructure Economic incentive & institutional regime Innovation systems The World Bank focal areas
    18. 18. The Mandate <ul><li>&quot;The question we have to ponder here is simply this: how does a society hope to transform itself if it 'shoots itself in the foot' by squandering more than half of its capital investment ? The truth of the matter is that societies that recognize the real and untapped socieoeconomic, cultural and political power of women thrive . Those that refuse to value and leverage women's talent, energies and unique perspectives remain developmental misfits . And I daresay that it is not difficult to demonstrate this with a growing body of evidence.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>President Kagame of Rwanda, February ‘07 </li></ul><ul><li>Gender, Nation Building and the Role of Parliaments </li></ul>&quot;Countries that do not fully capitalize on one-half of their human resources are clearly undermining their competitive potential.&quot; Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap Augusto Lopez-Claros,, and Saadia Zahidi, WEF's Global Competitiveness Program, 2005
    19. 19. The Mandate (continued) Without access to information technology, an understanding of its significance and the ability to use it for social and economic gain, women in the developing world will be further marginalized from the mainstream of their communities, their countries and the world. USAID, 2001. “Gender, Information Technology and Developing Countries: An Analytic Study”. Washington, DC
    20. 20. Current State The reality is that no country in the world, no matter how advanced, has achieved true gender equality , as measured by comparable decision-making power, equal opportunity for education and advancement, and equal participation and status in all walks of human endeavour. ..measuring disparities is a necessary step towards implementing corrective policies. Yet measurement is challenging and country performance difficult to asess using disaggregated and diverse data for each nation. Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap
    21. 21. The ICT Education Pipeline for Girls & Women: How it’s filled, How it leaks Primary Secondary Tertiary Teachers/Faculty Physical Access Influence Teachers, Parents, Perception & Reality of Opportunity Career Change Informal Education Family Responsibilities Influence Teachers, Parents, Peers, Culture Perception & Reality of Opportunity Gov & Industry Modified from NWCIT
    22. 22. Cinderella or Cyberella? <ul><li>Girls and women must have access to education </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can further marginalize women or accelerate their empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Women need to acquire and use ICT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations, governments, education institutions and NGOs must work together to achieve breakthroughs </li></ul>Educating women is key to capacity building
    23. 23. Building levels of engagement Engineering/science pipeline From the earlier educational years to a transformation of the university experience Engineering accreditation and education Women are more likely to be educated and work if it occurs in their home countries Joint Research & Thought Leadership
    24. 24. “ What Drives Us Crazy/Could Make a Difference?” <ul><li>Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within our Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across our Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across Sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across Geographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across Scales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A bold, global, multi-stakeholder multi-year strategy with business plan, milestones and metrics to make a measurable & sustainable impact on engendering ict at every level </li></ul>
    25. 25. Networking Initial meeting Baltimore June 2005 (IPG) Knowledge Sharing Formation meeting Paris November 2006 HP-UNESCO ITF: 3 year planning process Action Planning Action meeting Kuala Lumpur 9-10 th December 2007 HP-UNGAID-GKP © Claudia Morrell, ITF Application Engendering ICT Tunis June 2007 HP-WFEO
    26. 26. © Claudia Morrell, ITF The ICT Global framework
    27. 27. © Claudia Morrell, ITF
    28. 28. The Cost of Global Impact Over 3 Years Year One: 2007 - 2008 Year Two: 2008-2009 Launch additional centres in three regions Year Three – Four: 2009-2010 Launch the final four centres, and evaluate and disseminate findings $10.5 Million © Claudia Morrell, ITF Established the Global Institute and two to three regional centres.
    29. 29. HP University Relations & Gender Equity Highlights ’05-’07 <ul><li>Global: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CWIT & PPF World Summit on the Engineering Society, Tunis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITF-UNESCO in Paris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITF- WFEO in Tunis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WFEO Women’s Summit – China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CWIT, World Computer Congress, Chile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 ASEE Annual Conference . Diversity Workshop, Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASEE Global Colloquium lunch keynote, Istanbul, Turkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ HP Engineers a Megacommunity” Strategy & Business publication & online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Engineering Education, Globalization and Economic Development: Capacity Building for Global Prosperity.” International Journal of Engineering Education and Research (book chapter to be published </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 conferences with UN-HP Reverse Brain Drain – Eastern Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years, WIN conference, Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accra, Ghana : Pan African Women Innovators & Inventers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WFEO Gender Conference, South Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abuja, Nigeria : with WFEO & NSE, Engineering Africa! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latin America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rio: International Conference on Engineering Education “Capacity Building” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puerto Rico : ASEE Engineering Deans Institute “Capacity Building” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Academies Advance Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grace Hopper, 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smith Engineering School Conference Keynote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Society for Women Engineers: Black & White Women Partnering </li></ul></ul>