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The 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 pursuing 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.

Current member-driven initiatives

  • Create an Advancing Women in IT video
  • Develop educational speakers and webinars
  • Design a mentoring program
  • Collect and develop group best practices

Community Initiatives

 

Community Resources and Documents

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Great Article from FierceCIO on our 2014 Mission

Added on 2/12/2014 Document Type :
Author : Cathy Alper

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Minutes AWIT Virtual Meeting Jan 23, 2014

This document contains the minutes for the AWIT January 2014 Virtual Community Meeting. Highlights include an overview of the Evangelism Program and testimonials from Nellie C. Scott and Mary Ellen Grom about benefits from belonging to AWIT. It also contains the link to the recording of the meeting.

Added on 2/11/2014 Document Type : File Size : 330 K

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AWIT Slides for Jan 2014 Virtual Meeting

The slides in this deck are those used at the January 2014 AWIT virtual community meeting. They contain a review of 2013 community activities, introduction of the 2014 executive council, directions for 2014, and an overview of the evangelism program.

Added on 2/11/2014 Document Type : File Size : 1068 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Slides AWIT ChannelCon 2013

This document contains the slides used at the AWIT ChannelCon meeting. It includes the overview of the charities that we considered and Laura Atchison's slides (keynote and author of "what Would a Wise Woman do?"

Added on 9/5/2013 Document Type : File Size : 1446 K

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Minutes AWIT Meeting ChannelCon 2013

This document contains the minutes for the 2013 AWIT dinner meeting at ChannelCon. It includes the results of the charity voting and a list of attendees.

Added on 9/5/2013 Document Type : File Size : 468 K

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AWIT June 12, 2013 Virtual Meeting Minutes

This document contains the minutes for the June 12 AWIT Virtual Meeting including a link to a recording of the meeting. Key elements of the meeting were: input for the AWIT Facebook page and input for the AWIT evangelism project.

Added on 6/26/2013 Document Type : File Size : 469 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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AWIT Slides for June 12, 2013 Virtual Meeting

This document contains the slides used in the June 12 AWIT virtual meeting.

Added on 6/26/2013 Document Type : File Size : 1515 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Be Strong...Stand Up...Stand Out - Quiet Women Never Changed History Presented by Pattie Grimm, WW Partner Skills Development Director, Microsoft

Focusing on empowering women to understand how to leverage their strengths and how to “thrive” in IT, this session will provide practical exercises and tips which can be applied immediately.

Added on 5/1/2013 Document Type : Recorded Webinar

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AWIT 2013 AMM Minutes

This file contains the minutes for the AWIT 2013 AMM meeting including: success equations, actions to take in difficult situations, and initiative discussions.

Added on 3/26/2013 Document Type : File Size : 541 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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AWIT 2013 AMM Slides

This document contains the slides used at the AWIT 2013 AMM meeting.

Added on 3/26/2013 Document Type : File Size : 957 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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AWIT Minutes for February 20 2013 Virtual Meeting

This document contains the minutes to the first virtual meeting of 2013. Topic ideas and plans for 2013 initiatives are included in the notes.

Added on 2/25/2013 Document Type : File Size : 369 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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AWIT Slidesfor February 20 2013 Virtual Meeting

This document contains the slides that were used at the February 20, 2013 virtual community meeting.

Added on 2/25/2013 Document Type : File Size : 959 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Slides: AWIT Virtual Community Meeting Dec 11, 2012

This document contains the slides for the December 11, 2012 virtual community meeting. The slides provide a nice summary of community accomplishments in 2012 and a preview of community direction for 2013.

Added on 12/12/2012 Document Type : File Size : 1295 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Notes AWIT Virtual Community Meeting December 11, 2012

This document contains notes from the December 11, 2012 virtual community meeting. The notes contain a nice review of the community accomplishments in 2012, the year the community was launched. They also contain ideas for moving the community forward in 2013.

Added on 12/12/2012 Document Type : File Size : 473 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Slides: Webinar IT Careers the Inside Scoop

The IT Careers Webinar was presented by two HR professionals and one hiring mangers and contained information about careers availalbe in IT and what companies are looking for when they hire someone. The presention included careers in: technical areas, IT sales, and operations.

Added on 11/14/2012 Document Type : File Size : 1259 K
Author : Cathy Alper

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Community Events

Community News

Advancing Women in IT Community Staff Leader

Cathy Alper is the IT Services and Support Community manager for CompTIA, with more than 20 years of technology training and organizational development experience. She is responsible for facilitating meetings, organizing discussions and securing CompTIA resources to advance group initiatives.

Alper holds a Masters degree in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. She joined CompTIA after several years as a business consultant specializing in the creation and maintenance of high-performance work environments. Her wealth of technology experience also includes stints at Metavante, Allied Computer Group, Deluxe Corporation, and MECC. Alper holds a number of skills certifications and is a former Vice President of the American Society of Training and Development, SE Wisconsin Chapter and chair of the Organization Development Professional Practice Group.

 

Advancing Women in IT Community Leadership

Sandy Ashworth

AWIT Community Group Chair
Doriana Allyn, Senior Manager Environmental Health and Safety, Brother International

AWIT Community Group Vice Chair
Michelle Ragusa, Relationship Manager

 

AWIT Community Executive Council Members
Doriana Allyn, Senior Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Brother
Michelle Ragusa, Global Customer and Partner Experience Manager Cisco
Mary Ellen, Grom Vice President, US Marketing SYNNEX Corporation
Lori Berry, Director, Strategic Technology Collabrance
Theresa Caragol, Global VP, Channels & Partners Extreme Networks
Hilary Gadda, Director, Telepartner Channel TelePacific Communications
Cristina Greysman, Director Channel Programs SunGard Availability Services
Robin Haggerty, Vice President, Client Management Field Solutions Inc.
Lindsay Rufa, Hall Director of Channel & Strategic Partnerships at Stratosphere Networks, LLC Stratosphere Networks, LLC
John Mehrmann, CEO Zylog Systems
Stacey Powell, Senior Vice President Business Development Systems Maintenance Services: Printing and Personal Systems Group
Nellie C Scott, Director, Services Sales Support & Enablement    Lenovo
Jean Mork, Bredeson President Service 800

Industry Resources

This is a list of resources that will help you learn more about Women in IT. 

This list will become stronger as we all share our information….  If you have suggestions for changes to this list, things to add, delete, change, please send that information to Cathy Alper, calper@comptia.org     Thank you.

  

Media with a focus in this area

  • CompTIA Foundation

Associations and Peer Groups

  • NAPW National Association of Professional Women
  • CRN Women of the Channel

Information Websites

Industry Events

  • WITI  Women in Technology International www.witi.com National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • NCWIT www.ncwit.org (Holds conferences around the nation.)
  • NAPW National Association of Professional Women (Holds quarterly seminars.)
  • WOTC Women of the Channel
  • Channel Partner Event – Women’s Consortium
  • CISCO World Wide Partner Conference – Women’s Consortium