Re: Women in Technology Event in Mauritius

From: S Moonesamy <>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:09:01 -0700

Hi Ish,
At 01:14 03-10-2016, Ish Sookun wrote:
>I think that'll be precisely a good opportunity
>for you to listen to the type of «problems» that
>girls/women in tech (in Mauritius) encounter. This event will surely allow


There was the following question in a news
article: "Est-ce qu’il existe une parité
homme-femme dans ce secteur, que ce soit à
Maurice ou ailleurs ?" Part of the reply was:
"Ce manque d’égalité ne provient pas d’une
société patriarcale, mais plutôt du fait que le
nombre d’étudiantes s’orientant vers des métiers
technologiques est inférieur au nombre
d’étudiants masculins". I read a 2003 document
which compared gender imbalance in computer
science in the United States and in
Mauritius. According to that paper, "the
percentage of women studying computing in
Mauritius has increased to levels proportional to
the percentage of women in the general
population". The paper showed that the reasons
for the gender issues occurring in other
countries were not applicable to Mauritius.

The percentage of women participating in tech
events, whether locally or abroad, is very
low. What should be done to encourage more women
to participate in local tech events?

S. Moonesamy
Received on Thu Oct 06 2016 - 04:56:46 PST

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