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Mentoring and IT Career Advancement Will Highlight Discussion at Upcoming CompTIA Webinar

Oct 02, 2015

Latest initiative from association’s Advancing Women in IT Community set for Oct. 7

Downers Grove, Ill. – A comprehensive discussion on how to use mentoring and sponsorship to maximize a career in information technology (IT) is the focus of an upcoming free webinar from CompTIA, the IT industry association, and its Advancing Women in IT Community.

“Maximize Your IT Career with Mentoring and Sponsorship,” led by Elizabeth K. Eger, research associate with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), is scheduled for 10 a.m. (Central) on Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015.

Eger, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, conducts social science research on computing occupations, gender, organizations and education with NCWIT's Workforce and K-12 Alliances. She is a co-author of NCWIT's Girls and IT report, the Male Advocates report and the upcoming revision of the Women and IT report.

In this webinar Eger will explore how to use mentoring and sponsorship to maximize opportunities for a productive and rewarding career in IT. Takeaways from her presentation will include:

  • An understanding of the differences between mentorship and sponsorship.
  • Current research on the value of sponsorship for IT career success, especially for women.
  • Tips on how to find a sponsor and cultivate a relationship.

To learn more about the program and to register for the free webinar visit

CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT Community is dedicated to empowering women with the knowledge and skills necessary to help in their pursuit of successful IT careers; inspiring girls and women to enter the IT field as a career choice; and supporting businesses in creating cultures that promote a diverse IT workforce. Among the group’s initiatives are:

  • The AWIT Career Resource Center, an online destination to learn about IT careers and promote women entering and advancing their work in information technology.
  • Dream IT: Inspiring Women and Girls to Explore Careers in IT.

To learn more about the Advancing Women in IT Community visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 55,000 registered users, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski