Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures (2008)

This document offers an evaluation of the work of iSisters Technology Mentoring, a charitable organization founded in 2001 to empower women by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

The evaluation is based on a web-based exit survey and face-to-face interviews with program participants and partner organizations.

The results showed that women had increased rates of computer usage and access after participating in the iSisters program, particularly with respect to using computers for communications purposes like sending and receiving emails, and for leisure activities like downloading photos and graphics.

Respondents rated certain technology skills higher than others, with the largest impact found in respondents’ understanding of basic computer use, followed by comfort in using technology. The highest rated employability impact areas were in the ability to recognize and respect diversity and individual differences, and recognize one’s own and others’ good efforts.

The evaluation affirmed iSisters’ ability to deliver highly effective employability and technology training to disadvantaged women. Success in this area is attributed to the ability of instructors to provide a protective environment where disadvantaged women learn best, and to encourage participants to feel safe to learn.

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iSisters' Program. Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures 2008. Web. 13 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/final_isisters/final_isisters.pdf>
iSisters' Program (2008). Final Report of the iSisters' Program Evaluation: Creating bright futures. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/final_isisters/final_isisters.pdf
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