Director, UMBC Center for Women & Information Technology
“Joan Korenman is a wired woman”
Joan Korenman, Director of UMBCs Center for Women & Information Technology (CWIT), has been named one of the “Top 25 Women on the Web” by San Francisco Women on the Web, a non-profit development organization for women involved with the Internet, new media, and web technology.
The award highlights the accomplishments of 25 women around the globe who have inspired people with their efforts to advance technology, contribute to the community, and demonstrate the success of businesswomen in the Internet and new media industries. It also emphasizes the community-based network of women helping each other in technology-related fields.
Korenman founded UMBCs Center for Women & Information Technology in 1998 to address and rectify women’s under-representation in IT and enhance understanding of the relationship between gender and IT. In 1991, Korenman established WMST-L, an electronic forum for Women’s Studies teaching, research, and program administration. With more than 4000 subscribers in 47 countries, WMST-L is the largest women-related academic email forum in the world. Korenman is the author of Internet Resources for Women: Using Electronic Media in Curriculum Transformation (1997).