Wikipedia logo with the community – for International Women’s Day
8 March 2019 was International Women’s Day and the last day of Open Education Week, an auspicious day for us (that’s Javiera Atenas, Frances Bell and Caroline Kuhn) to host a webinar about Women in the Open, supported by Association for Learning Technology, the Open Education Working Group and Femedtech. We had 6 excellent women speakers: Maja Bogataj, an IP lawyer from the Intellectual Property Institute, Ljubljana @; Viv Rolfe, Head of Research at Pukka Herbs @; Ivonne Lujano of the Directory of Open Access Journals @ @doajplus; Lucy Crompton-Reid, CEO of Wikimedia UK @; Carla Bonina of University of Surrey @ ; and Chrissi Nerantzi, a Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD at Manchester Metropolitan University @. Between them they spanned Open Licensing and Copyright, Open Science, Open Knowledge, Social Innovation in the Open, and Creative Open Education.
Not only was the audience spellbound but the presenters were really interested in what each other had to say. It was a great event and we have rich resources at http://bit.ly/WinOpen2019 , including a webinar recording, presenter bios, and many useful links. Please check them out.
For me (Frances), the Latin American perspective was particularly enlightening, not only learning about openness in Latin America, but also realising how much the Global North has to learn from Latin America when it comes to Open across the board.
If you participated in the webinar or watched the recording, please feel free to add your writings here, choosing the WinOpen Webinar category. They will then be aggregated by that category here at femedtech.net and also at http://bit.ly/WinOpen2019.