Books on Women Inventors
The following books on women inventors, inventor’s organizations, their contribution to the promotion of innovative culture, and their combination of cultural knowledge with innovative knowledge have been written by Dr. Farag Moussa, IFIA previous president and current honorary president.
WOMEN INVENTORS ORGANIZATIONS
Women Inventors Organizations, published in 2003, highlights the international status of women inventors. This reference book includes not only information on women inventors’ organizations today but also a glance at the role of women inventors in history. Beginning with a profile of Charlotte Smith, a 19th century activist on behalf of the women inventors, the book continues with chapters on women inventors and the organizations already established, either independently or as a section within a national association of inventors within their country. Also included are discussions on girl inventors, statistics, and the views of women inventors from around the world. Annexes include objectives of a women inventors association, useful addresses and a bibliography.
WOMEN INVENTORS HONOURED BY THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
In 1991, Farag Moussa wrote a short volume conveying the message that creativity knows no frontier, no age and above all no gender against the classical image of an inventor who is always and exclusively male. The often unsung accomplishments of several women inventors who had been honored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are described. In his case studies, women are combining their cultural knowledge with innovative methods and ideas and are finally gaining recognition for their creative capabilities.
INVENTIVE WOMEN FROM THE PHILIPPINES AND SELECTED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Published in 1995, the book broadly covers five areas of study including women inventors, women inventors in business, women in science, women and technology, and inventors associations.