I have been contacted to participate in a survey about the impact of women networks. I completed the survey in aprox. 10 minutes. If you want to take the survey the link is Link to women networks survey.
I do have experience in diversity networks in general, and gender specific networks in particular. The study focuses not only on how to build a network but also how to ensure that "the programs live up to the members expectations". From a design point of view, I believe one of the key success factors for these kind of gender iniciatives is to include both women and men in the scope of the project.
I take this opportunity to wish Lisa and Veronika good luck in their research!
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