In Denmark, KVINFO’s (the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Ethnicity) database of women professionals acts as a tool to make women’s competencies visible to the public at large.The database presents experts from all areas of society, including scientists and researchers, managers, politicians, and persons from the world of arts and culture. The databases provide journalists, employers, conference organisers and others with a tool they can use to search for experts with specific qualifications and skills. The women experts, who are presented through comprehensive Curriculum Vitaes listed in the database,also act as role models for younger women looking to develop their career.
Aims and objectives
- To make women’s competencies visible to the public
Results and impact
The representation of women in the media has become better in Denmark during the years and the database has been marked as the best tool for journalists who strive for a better gender representation; there is an emerging recognition of the problem.
KVINFO (the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Ethnicity)
Stakeholder, Firstname: Anita
Stakeholder, Family name: Frank Goth
Subtype: Other tool for monitoring access of women to expression: database with experts
Nuts code: DK