GS4 Speakers

Dr Juliet Webster

Juliet Webster, Gender Summit 4 EU speaker

Director, Gender and ICT Programme, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain (GenPORT project co-ordinator).

Juliet Webster is the Director of the Gender & ICT Programme, at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. Her work covers gender equality at work, and mainly in science and technology professions.  She is the coordinator of the EU FP7 project ‘GenPORT: an internet portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborative action’ (  This project collects, organises and offers online the world’s best research resources, statistics, good practices, and toolkits for gender equality in science, technology and innovation.  She is also the leader of an EU Committee on Science and Technology (COST) Action Working Group on Virtual Work – Creativity, Skills, Knowledge and New Occupational Identities  ( Dr Webster has held posts at several universities in Europe, including Edinburgh, Vienna, Trinity College, Dublin. She has also worked on gender equality policies for the Information Society in the European Commission, and as an external consultant on gender equality to the European Commission and the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights. Her books include Shaping Women’s Work: Gender, Employment and Information Technology (1996, Longman, London); The Information Society in Europe: Work and Life in an Age of Globalisation (2000, Maryland, USA, Rowman and Littlefield); and Office Automation: the Labour Process and Women’s Work in Britain (1990, London, Simon and Schuster). 

Dr Webster spoke about GenPORT: Find out About the New Gateway to Gender and Science Resources and Help us Design it Better during the Knowledge Exchange Forum on Day 2 at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.