Women in the Digital Future

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Futurium Webinar / 2050 Foresight Activity, 16 April 2013 on topic of "Women in the Digital Future"

Futurium Webinar / 2050 Foresight Activity, 16 April 2013 on topic of "Women in the Digital Future"

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  • 1. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Women in the Digital Future#womendigital #girlsdigitalCheryl D. MillerZenDigital.EU
  • 2. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20131. Fools will predict the future2. 50 Billion Souls3. William Gibson: The future isalready here, it’s just not evenlydistributed
  • 3. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20131. Sharing vs. Accumulating2. Open vs. Closed3. Free/Empowered vs. Owned/Enslaved
  • 4. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Sharing vs. Accumulating
  • 5. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 6. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013“We need to be worried... Risk has alreadyincreased dramatically.”- MaartenVan Aalst, Co-Author“Global warming is increasing the risk ofdisaster ...The risk will become greater as the futuregets hotter."- Michael Oppenheimer, Co-AuthorIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, November 2011
  • 7. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013(c) Rex Features The Guardian
  • 8. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013“The door is closing. I am very worried – if wedont change direction now on how we use energy, wewill end up beyond what scientists tell us is theminimum [for safety]. The door will be closedforever.”-Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
  • 9. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” Report 1972Material/physical growth is no longerpossible!
  • 10. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Unlimited Growth:• Empathy• Compassion• Love• Wisdom• Harmony• Knowledge(c) GapingVoid
  • 11. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Women have aprofound, positivecontribution to make!
  • 12. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20132. Open vs. Closed+data, privacy+information+knowledge+wisdom...
  • 13. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20132. Free/Empowered vs. Owned/Enslaved“The greatest measure of a society ishow well it treats its weakest members” - ?? / CDM+empowerment: through knowledge &skills+sustainability: 100% of society engaged Imagine, Design & Create the Future!
  • 14. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Key Areas:BiotechNanotechICT4HealthICT for GoodManipulating the planetManipulating ourselves
  • 15. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 16. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Challenge
  • 17. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 18. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20131in 5 girls want to work in Tech
  • 19. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20133 in 10 MST Students are Women
  • 20. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20131 in 4 Degrees in CS are Women
  • 21. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 201324% of IT Workers are Women
  • 22. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 20131 of 5 in ICT are Women
  • 23. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 24. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Opportunity
  • 25. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Economically“[F]rom the 1970s until today, the fact that morewomen entered the work force was a big driver of GDPgrowth. In a snapshot, the number of womenparticipating in the work force went from about 41% to56% over a 40-year period. If they didnt join the workforce, that would have been a 25% hit to GDP.-DominicBarton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.WSJCEO Council Interview, 21 November 2011
  • 26. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 27. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Morally“[C]ompanies with more women on their boards ofdirectors and in senior positions tended to have moreactive corporate philanthropy efforts, and to give moremoney, than those with fewer women at high levels..”-Harvard Study, July 2011
  • 28. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013SociallyWomen involuntarily imitate other peoples’ emotionalexpressions more than men—a behavior thought toreflect increased activity of “mirror neurons,” cells in thebrain that activate both when someone performs anaction and when he or she sees someone else performthat same action.-Scandinavian Journal of Psychology Study, 1995
  • 29. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Health,Wellbeing,Everything!“Evidence shows that with equal access to education,training and means, women can raise the livingstandards of their families and inject new life into thelocal economy...“Women also play a key role in guaranteeing foodsecurity for the entire household. In the hands ofwomen, food is far more likely to reach the mouths ofneedy children...”-World Food Programme, October 2010
  • 30. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013So what do we do?
  • 31. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013
  • 32. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Restore Balance
  • 33. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013The best indicator ofthe future is the past.
  • 34. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Power of knowledgePower of technologyPower of FUN!
  • 35. Cheryl D. Miller - Zen Digital Europe - 16 April 2013Contact:Cheryl D. MillerFounder & Executive DirectorZen Digital EuropeEmail: cheryl@zendigital.eu@ZenDigitalEU - http://zendigital.eu@Women2020 - http://women2020.org@DigiMuse - http://digitalmuse.org@GHiveOrg - http://g-hive.org@InspireOrg - http://inspiregirls.org@inQubeEU - http://inQube.eu@EUWomen@GirlsDigital@roningirl