The fast growth of Social Network Services (SNS) has encouraged women to be familiar with computer and gadget. According to Inside Facebook report in 2009, there are more than 56% women in US Facebook audience, and amazingly, the most growing segment is the older women (age above 55) with 175% growth rate in 120 days. This phenomenon has also happened in gadget users, especially in Blackberry (women segment comprises of 59%).
Unfortunately, this fast growing of computer and gadget users from women segment is not accompanied by their knowledge in information technology. In some cases, this technology illiteracy could bring some issues, such as data security hacked, fraud transaction, etc.
The DigiMoM program offers a fun approach to promote the information technology awareness to women. It used the blended format of café scientifique and workshop. We collaborate with a radio station to promote and broadcast the program. Currently, DigiMoM program is held once a month in Jakarta.
Responds from women audience are positive. There are some inquiries from women communities to have DigiMoM workshop at their places. We believe that this program could have the beneficial effect of developing women literacy in information technology.
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Cafe scientifique and workshop to empower women in information technology

Finarya Legoh   Agency for Assessment & Application of Technology, Indonesia

Dyah Permatasari   DoctoRabbit Science Inc.

Diah Kusumaningrum   DoctoRabbit Science Inc.

The fast growth of Social Network Services (SNS) has encouraged women to be familiar with computer and gadget. According to Inside Facebook report in 2009, there are more than 56% women in US Facebook audience, and amazingly, the most growing segment is the older women (age above 55) with 175% growth rate in 120 days. This phenomenon has also happened in gadget users, especially in Blackberry (women segment comprises of 59%).
Unfortunately, this fast growing of computer and gadget users from women segment is not accompanied by their knowledge in information technology. In some cases, this technology illiteracy could bring some issues, such as data security hacked, fraud transaction, etc.
The DigiMoM program offers a fun approach to promote the information technology awareness to women. It used the blended format of café scientifique and workshop. We collaborate with a radio station to promote and broadcast the program. Currently, DigiMoM program is held once a month in Jakarta.
Responds from women audience are positive. There are some inquiries from women communities to have DigiMoM workshop at their places. We believe that this program could have the beneficial effect of developing women literacy in information technology.

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