Advancing Women In IT

  • Where are the Women Leaders?

    by Jan Molino  | April 02, 2015
    Aspire Ascend’s Jan Molino talks about ways the industry can shift toward increased diversity in a come-up to her April 8 AWIT webinar.
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  • AWIT Webinar: Shift Your Company Culture Toward Increased Diversity

    by Michelle Peterson  | March 30, 2015
    AWIT's April 8 webinar focuses on corporate culture and how to balance empowering people with giving them good places to work.
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  • Time To Toss The Tiara And Talk About Tech

    by Marie Rourke  | March 25, 2015
    Verizon’s chief marketing executive Janet Schijns offered candid and compelling views on women in IT to an engaged audience of men and women at Tuesday morning’s Advancing Women in IT Community meeting. Her perspective was a healthy dose of reality, refreshing and relevant to both sexes.
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  • ChannelTrends: Why We Should All Be Inspiring Women to Build Careers in IT

    by Brian Sherman  | January 02, 2015
    What’s keeping women from entering the IT field and — more importantly — what can we do to change the trend? “First off, we need to change their perception of what a career in IT and the IT channel really means,” said Mary Ellen Grom, ‎vice president of U.S. marketing for SYNNEX Corporation and an executive council member of CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT Community (AWIT). “We need to discuss how they can take their passion and education and find the right application for it in the industry.”
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  • AWIT Caps off a Successful Year with an Aggressive 2015 Plan

    by Doriana Allyn  | December 18, 2014
    AWIT’s Doriana Allyn looks back at the progress of the CompTIA Community and what’s in store for 2015, including a four-part webinar series designed for women working in IT.
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  • AWIT Members: Get Over Your Nerves and Share Your IT Story

    by Michelle Peterson  | November 06, 2014
    Public speaking isn’t easy, but sharing the story of how you got into IT can be inspirational, especially to girls and young women looking for new career opportunities. Cristina Greysman of Sungard AS shares her experience with Dream IT, an initiative by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT Community, and why it’s important to spread the word, no matter the size of the audience. “It doesn’t matter if it’s eight people or 150 — it’s a valuable conversation,” Greysman said.
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  • CompTIA Tackles the Industry’s Image Problem with Dream IT

    by Edward Jones  | September 15, 2014
    Attracting young women to careers in IT is a struggle in both the U.S. and the UK — and an industry-wide image problem that must be addressed by the community, according to Firebrand’s Edward Jones. Initiatives like Dream IT, by CompTIA’s AWIT Community, aim to engage at the grass-root level and transform the representation of women in IT.
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  • CompTIA Community Leaders Named to Power 100 List of Top Channel Influencers

    by Michelle Peterson  | August 27, 2014
    Three leaders from two of our CompTIA communities were among the influential women named to this year’s CRN Power 100, an annual list of female executives whose work in their respective companies and in the industry helps drive channel success.
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  • Dream IT Reaches Out to 10,000 with Message of Empowerment

    by Michelle Peterson  | July 17, 2014
    IT is a great place for women — that’s the simple message Dream IT, a new program by CompTIA’s AWIT Community, is sharing with 10,000 people this year. Through speaking engagements and the new AWIT Career Resource Center, and the community is both spreading the word and compiling a robust packet of slides, videos and instructions for those who would like to share their stories. “All we need are volunteers,” said project lead Cathy Alper.
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  • ChannelTrends: Career Development Opportunities Motivate Employees and Their Employers

    by Brian Sherman  | May 01, 2013
    It has never been easy to find and retain quality employees. Regardless of how much people complain about today’s challenges with recruitment and retention, world history is filled with HR stories that would make finding an IT tech seem like a walk in the park. In the Stone Age, for example, the Greek economy relied heavily on fishing and trading, so those with sailing skills and great physical strength were highly desired employees. Those with the most exceptional talents often became mer ...
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