Announcements


Join the Airline Industry Retailing (AIR) Hackathon!
Join the Airline Industry Retailing (AIR) for The AIR Hackathon, happening June 8-10th at The Organization of American States in Washington, DC! During the AIR Hackathon you will be asked to build solutions to enhance airlines retailing capabilities. We will ask you to address at least one of the related challenges by using at least one of the NDC APIs and/or one of the Data sources available at the event always taking into consideration the cybersecurity aspect. In parallel, you will be able to attend some of the workshops that will take place on-site and gain access to mentors that will support you through the Hackathon experience. The goal of this hackathon is to have 50/50 participation from male and female and the judges panel will be made up of all women. Find out more information and Register here!

 



Applications are now being accepted for The Leadership Foundry program Class of 2019!
Are you are interested in serving on a corporate board? If so, consider applying for the next year of The Leadership Foundry Program. This nine-month program, includes monthly training and networking events, dinners, and an intensive board training session in cooperation with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). There is a $100 fee to apply and applications are due May 29th. Apply Here!

 



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

Communications Coordinator (1 or 2)

  • 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.

The same or a second person is needed to:

  • Lead development of bi-weekly WIT Wire content, program promotional materials (ability to use graphics and layout pages in an appealing way a BIG plus) and write and coordinate blog posts. Manage archive of materials including photos and videos.

These are critical, hands-on roles for GIT!

Day of Event Volunteers (10-20)
Help with important hands-on tasks the day of an event. Our Volunteer Coordinator will communicate with you before and after events to make sure you know where you are needed and that your experience was satisfactory. Needed for event Feb. 22nd through mid-April.


CyberPatriots Program is seeking…

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.

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

Mentor-Protégé Program is seeking...

Protégé Liaison (1) - Coordinate communications to protégés, walk them through getting started and answer questions as they arise. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

Outreach Liaison (4) - Coordinate communications to schools and other external organizations who might benefit from having girls involved in the program. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

STEM Experience Coordinator (2) - 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).

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact Paula Prettyman, GIT@womenintechnology.org.

 



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.



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.



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.