[NA-Discuss] Nominating Committee application period ended yesterday (April 4, 2011).

Jacqueline Morris jam at jacquelinemorris.com
Wed Apr 6 14:24:04 UTC 2011

 the outreach that was done this year has managed to get us from
dismal numbers of female applicants (only 4 last year) to almost
record numbers of female applicants (last I checked, there were OVER
FOUR TIMES as many as last year) - that shows improvement, doesn't it?
This year it's probably going to be the highest number and % of female
applicants ever!
Of course, it would probably help if we had a higher % of women in
Internet tech areas, so we'd have a larger pool of qualified
interested women to tap into, but somehow, I think that addressing the
global gender imbalance in science, technology, engineering and IT is
a bit outside ICANN's remit.

BTW - in 2007 there were TWO ICANN meetings in NA (San Juan and LA) so
I guess that's a valid reason for NA to skip a turn.

Jacqueline A. Morris
Technology should be like oxygen: Ubiquitous, Necessary, Invisible and
Free. (after Chris Lehmann )

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> On 6 April 2011 09:54, Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net>wrote:
>> I remain concerned that the "outreach" attempted through the only
>> North American meeting since November 2007 has no measurable effect as
>> yet.
> ... and as a result, North Americans are horribly under-represented within
> ICANN....
> Don't feel too unfairly dealt with, though. Outreach done at other regional
> meetings is just as miserable.
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