Announcements

Girls in Technology Committee is in Search of Volunteers to Support Many of its Programs

GIT Sharing our Success day of volunteers on 11/16/17

  • Help with onsite logistics ranging from organizing swag bags, directing participants, to assisting  with audience participation. Tasks will be assigned as needed onsite. Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:30pm to 8pm with flexibility AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy 601 New Jersey Ave NW, 5th Floor Washington DC, 20001. Contact Geraldine Gooding at gergooding@gmail.com

GIT Volunteer Coordinator

  • Responsible for matching interested volunteers with GIT committee needs. All remote work (email and phone-focused communications)

Virginia/DC GIT Mentor Protege program - Mentor Liaison

  • Responsible for recruiting, application processing, onboarding and communications for mentors. December 2017 through March. Mostly remote work (email and phone-focused communications)

Virginia/DC GIT Mentor Protege program - Protege Liaison

  • Responsible for recruiting, application processing, onboarding and communications for high school-aged girl proteges. December 2017 through March. Mostly remote work (email and phone-focused communications)

GIT Mentor Protege program - STEM experience coordinator

  • Responsible for outreach to coordinate internships, tours, job shadowing, lunches, hosted events/panels for DC, MD and VA Mentor/protege programs. Develop applications and coordinate STEM experience with participants and experience providers. Mostly remote work (email and phone-focused communications).

GIT Social Media Coordinator

  • Responsible for managing GIT's social media (GIT blog, Facebook, Twitter and Linked in). Coordinate content for social channels based on GIT program and communications committee input.

Cyberpatriots Committee Chair

  • Responsible for organizing volunteers who support school-based CyberPatriots teams. Ensure teams have mentors and know about available resources. Recruit team mentors. Lead STEM Trek planning, coordination, and marketing and communications including coordinating activities from STEM-serving opportunities.

Cyberpatriots Poolesville HS group mentor

  • Responsible for understanding the tools provided by the Cyberpatriots program (about 4 hours) and meeting with girls twice a month for 2 hours each time (often between 3-6pm on weekdays and some weekend time) in addition to interacting with girls twice more per month remotely. A working knowledge of computers and familiarity with operating systems and computer networks is recommended. Mentors need not be cyber experts. An interest in education and some ability to teach young people is required.

Seton High school Cyberpatriots mentor

  • Responsible for understanding the tools provided by the Cyberpatriots program (about 4 hours) and meeting with girls twice a month for 2 hours each time (often between 3-6pm on weekdays and some weekend time) in addition to interacting with girls twice more per month remotely. A working knowledge of computers and familiarity with operating systems and computer networks is recommended. Mentors need not be cyber experts. An interest in education and some ability to teach young people is required.

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact Angela Morrison, angelamorrisonwit@gmail.com

 

2018 Leadership Awards Nominations are OPEN!
It's that time of the year again! Time to nominate an accomplished, inspirational, game-changing woman you know across sectors and roles for the 19th Annual Women in Technology Awards. Nominations will be accepted through December 1, 2017. WIT will be soliciting nominations for the following categories: Corporate Large Market Sector, Corporate Mid-Market Sector, Corporate Small Market Sector, Government, Small Business/Entrepreneur, STEM Leadership, Unsung Hero, Rising Star, and Women in Defense. Click here to nominate a woman today!

 

GEICO's Meet the Company has been POSTPONED until January
The GEICO Meet the Company event scheduled for October 23rd has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for January 22nd. If you have already registered for this event but cannot attend in January, email us at staff@womenintechnology.org to have your registration cancelled.



STEM for Her is looking for A Sustaining Sponsors Chair!
STEM for Her is looking for a volunteer to lead our sustaining sponsors program. We developed the program in 2017 and have a list of prospective sponsors. The Chair of the committee would have a sales or sponsorship background that feels comfortable doing unsolicited outreach to corporations and following up as one would do in a typical sales process. The Chair would also provide mentorship and advise to the committee members on how best to approach companies and manage the metrics for outreach, response, follow up, etc.

 

The Leadership Awards Committee is Seeking Volunteers!
The WIT Leadership Awards Committee is seeking volunteers to help plan and prepare for the 19th annual Leadership Awards Gala, being held in May 2018. Anyone interested can check out the Leadership Awards page for more information or contact Melissa Mulé at melissa.m.mule@acccenturefederal.com.

 

Communications Committee is Looking for Volunteers!
Join this committee to help us promote the WIT brand. We would love to have women interested in writing blog content, doing some light graphic design, helping with social media content, etc.  Contact Communications Chair Carrie Drake at carrie.drake@ogsystems.com for more information.

 

Marketing/Events Manager – Holiday Giving Gala
STEM for Her is currently recruiting a volunteer Marketing Chair for the Annual Holiday Giving Gala and Silent Auction.

The 2017 Annual Holiday Giving Gala and Silent Auction is in a new location this year, and promises to be bigger than ever!  We are searching for the individual who loves to put together a great campaign and see it through to the event execution.  Working with a team of volunteers, the ideal person will have experience planning and promoting events.  They will be a natural leader, who will lead the development of the gala messaging, and the development and execution of the communications campaign.  They will liaise with the STEM for Her Board, as well as WIT, and work with the rest of the gala team to ensure a seamless execution.  The date is set, the location is set, the silent auction team is moving!  All we need now is a leader to come in and help pull it all together!

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years marketing experience, planning and executing all facets of a successful event and marketing campaign.  They will be a self-starter, who can dive in and make traction, while engaging a team of volunteers, as well as the Board of Directors.  

This is a great, targeted opportunity for the right person to gain valuable experience in marketing and events management, while working for a good cause.

For more information, or to apply to work on this event please contact: volunteer@stemforher.org.

Note that this is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, will require a commitment of approx. 10 hours a month for 6 months.   


The Leadership Foundry

The Leadership Foundry is pleased to announce the 2017 Research Team.  Over the next four months, the team will study and analyze the publicly traded companies in our region and report on trends and findings regarding the status and impact of women on corporate boards.  Please save the date for Tuesday, October 17 when the Research Report will be unveiled at a luncheon location to be announced.

Our 2017 team:
Julie Bloecher, co-Research Director
Lori DeLorenzo, co-Research Director
Jill Klein, Faculty Advisor
Maria Wallace, Database Manager
Hannah Hoffman, Research Assistant
Heather Randall, Research Assistant



Attention: WIT Mentors or Proteges!
Have you been a WIT Mentor or Protege in the Past?  If so, please contact our Mentorship Committee Chair, Anna Colton at anna.colton@centradyne.com


Programs Committee Request for Volunteers
The WIT Programs Committee is looking for a few great women who want to pay it forward with their creative, technical, and marketing skills while also adding to their professional knowledge and personal network.  Contact Program Chair Irene Lane, Irene@Greenloons.com for more information on current needs.