Thursday, June 14, 2012

Working Towards Advancing Women in IT

As some of you may know, Women in IT is a cause near and dear to my heart, which I work to Blog, and participate creating awareness and education for women locally and globally.  I just wanted to share with you another great eye opening article in the most recent  IT Manager Daily, “Survey: Skills shortage blamed on lack of women in IT”.

I am happy to now be a part of the leadership team for CompTIA's newest group Advancing Women in IT Created by dream team Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, CompTIA Nancy Hammervik, Chair by Sandy Ashworth, and Vice Chair Cathy J. Alper.  Along with a team of wonderful ladies who are leading the movement within CompTIA Susan Krautbauer and Tony Clayton Hine, just to name a few.  

For more info on the group, see here:

"Advancing Women in IT Community is dedicated to empowering women with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their pursuit of successful IT careers, as well as to inspire women to enter the IT field as a career choice. The community is a vital information resource, provides mentorship and networking opportunities, develops member-driven initiatives and programs, is active in legislation involving women and careers, and is actively involved in pursing the overall objectives of the CompTIA – ECAP (education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy). Members of this group are women who are currently in or aspire to be in IT careers and men who support this mission". 

Please spread the word about this group and our upcoming Webinar:

AWIT June Webinar Registration

June 27th   12:30 Eastern Time

Career Planning/Pathing:  How to Move from one Level to the Next
Some companies have glass ceilings; others have an escalator, which makes getting ahead confusing at best.  Join us for a one-on-one conversation as Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, CompTIA asks Shirley Turner, President and Founder, Black Lab Marketing and 24-year alumnus of Intel, what works, what doesn’t work, and how to apply it to your career.  Learn about Shirley Turner’s journey at Intel from payroll clerk to the Director of North American Channel Marketing, all while maintaining sound work-life balance.  Learn how to recognize the value of your strengths to your organization, network inside your company and out in the industry, take appropriate risks, create a personal development plan, overcome the things holding you back, and when to move sideways to move up.

Link for Webinar Registration:

Invite your network to the June AWIT Webinar!  You do not need to be a member of CompTIA to attend the webinar, so invite anyone you think might enjoy/benefit from this event. Thank you!

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