Shortlisted nominee of the 2014 WISE Advisor Award
13 November 2014
Dr Ismini Vasileiou, Lecturer in Information Systems, School of Computing and Mathematics, Plymouth University
Influenced by her own experience of being patronized by male students when she did a computer science degree, Ismini joined ‘Women on Top’ to provide online mentoring and guidance to women wishing to enter the field of IT, or women who have been absent for a long time from the workforce.
She teaches a module on exploring employability and ethical awareness, with around 100 students coming from different backgrounds, including an assignment on gender issues in IT which successfully promoted mutual understanding and acceptance.“Ismini was an inspirational project tutor, always encouraging me to aim higher and achieve more” says Muna Rahman, computing student.
Watch the video of Dr Ismini Vasileiou talking about her work