Women and the Impact of Microtechnology
Authors: Jacqueline Pelletier
This is a report on a conference held in September of 1981 to address questions such as: What is happening to women in the technological revolution? Are they benefiting from progress, or are they victimized by it? Are female workers moving toward new jobs, or are their present qualifications becoming useless? What is the role of women in decision-making processes at various levels, local as well as international?
The Conference was sponsored by three national organizations, the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW), and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC). The conference was structured around five distinct themes: Changing Employment Patterns; Health and Safety; Education; Training and Retraining; Information Access and Control.