In a continent such as Africa, villagers can be very isolated. Mobile phones shorten distances; they connect everyone to every place on earth. At the Women’s Forum last week Cherie Blair made it clear that helping Africa develop its economy has to be based on new communication technologies.
Created in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards recognize five women entrepreneurs each year from five regions of the world for the quality and the promise of their project. This year, 2 French women have entered the final round of this competition, something that has not happened since 2007.
Mothership HackerMoms is the first-ever hackerspace devoted to mothers and their children. Going beyond computers and programming, this community taps into the basic philosophy of hacking, explains Lisha Sterling
This video was made in response to the European Commission's 'Science: it's a girl thing' campaign. It was made by student and professional scientists attending a Les Houches Ecole de Physique summer school on topics in soft condensed matter.