A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.
Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic
development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well.
On 14 March 2011, the Commission on the Status of Women adopted a report at its fifty-fifth session, with agreed conclusions on access and participation of women and girls in education,
training and science and technology, and for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work. On 20 December 2013, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on science, technology and innovation for development, in which it recognized that full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages is imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Date: 11th February 2021
Duration: 1hr (1pm – 2pm) SAST
Overview: In celebration of The international day of women and girls in science, Codepool and Girls-Coding-Academy are hosting a hybrid event to showcase the use of Microsoft PowerBI in
developing themed data dashboards/reports and publishing data articles on Medium and Github.
1) A basic understanding of Microsoft Excel or a desire to go into a data oriented career i.e. Data Science, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Big Data etc.
1. Introduction to what is data analytics in support SDG5: Gender Equality
2. Starting a data oriented career
3. What is Microsoft PowerBI
4. Using Microsoft PowerBI do develop dashboards/reports
5. Questions and Answers (Discussion)
1. Lehlohonolo Makoti, Codepool.tech
Data Management and Analytics Specialist, The Commonwealth (United Kingdom, London)
2. Tsepo Thoabala, Codepool.tech
Software Engineer, Wikipedia
2. Maneo Mapharisa, founder of Girls Coding Academy
1. Microsoft PowerBI Download: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/
2. UN international day of women and girls in science: https://www.un.org/en/observances/wo
3. About Codepool: https://codepool.tech/
4. About Girls Coding Academy