[UbuntuWomen] Diversity and Encouraging More Women To Attend UDS

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 31 20:37:29 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 23:21 -0500, Amber Graner wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 7:23 AM, Sarah Hobbs <hobbsee at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been thinking about this for the past few days.
> >
> > One of the things I've observed about women in men-dominated areas is that
> > they can be quite hesitant, and don't think they have done enough for big
> > things such as sponsorship, upload rights, etc.
> >
> > One of the obvious ways to combat this would be for everyone, particularly
> > those who seen to be in positions of leadership, to think about the women
> > (or other low-represented groups) who you work with on Ubuntu, and tell them
> > why you think they should apply for sponsorship.
> In addition to encouraging people to apply, and telling them why they
> should apply, we could offer help in writing up the sponsorship
> application.  I know I have helped several people (male and female)
> document their contributions and ideas within the Character limits of
> the summit application.  I'd be happy to help with that should anyone
> need that.

Great idea. :-)

Would the Ubuntu Women team be happy to provide a process in which women
can reach out for guidance for putting together sponsorship application?
How should I document this on uds.ubuntu.com - should they post to this


Jono Bacon
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