Free Webinar on Feeling Proud, Feeling Embarrassed: Experiences of Low-income Women with Crowd Work

Organizer: IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group Kharagpur Section

About the Webinar

  • When: September 22, 2022, Thursday
  • Time: 6.00-7.00 PM (IST)
  • Free Registration
  • Through Virtual Mode

Speaker: Dr. Kalika Bali, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Labs

About Talk: This talk is based on a qualitative study of the adoption and use of a crowd work platform by low-income women in India. The study found that women faced tremendous challenges adopting digital crowd work. While it took a toll on their physical and emotional wellbeing, it also led to increased confidence, agency, and autonomy. While discussing ways to reduce frictions and tensions in participation of low-income women on crowd work platforms, I will also briefly touch on intersectionality and the digital experience of the marginalized sections of society

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