Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • June 23, 2016

    Study suggests grouping women working within disproportionately male fields — such as IT —may position them for greater success.

    graduation On a recent episode of “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio’s social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, examined a study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that looked into why women drop out of predominantly male fields, like engineering and math.
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  • June 6, 2016

    IT-Ready Acts to Change Male-Dominated IT Industry with its First All-Female Class

    graduation certificate People often talk about how IT is a male-dominated industry, but rarely do something to directly change this. The Creating IT Futures Foundation recently took such a step, graduating its first IT-Ready class intentionally made up of women – drawn from a diverse range of ages and ethnicities. The ceremony was a mixture of raw emotion and humor.
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  • June 3, 2016

    IT-Ready Pioneers In Pursuit of Successful IT Careers

    Nancy Hammervik Last month, CompTIA senior vice president of industry relations, Nancy Hammervik, spoke with the first ever women’s-only IT-Ready class and offered tips on not just how to enter, but succeed in the male dominated IT industry.
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  • May 26, 2016

    IT-Ready Gives Susie Douang a Fresh Career Start

    Susie Working as an administrative assistant in Minneapolis, Susie Douang felt like she had hit a professional ceiling. But then she discovered IT-Ready and launched a new career in IT with unlimited potential.
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  • May 23, 2016

    New, free program to help IT professionals gain project management skills

    Programs_ProjectEssentials Broadening course offerings intended to help people launch and advance their IT careers, the Creating IT Futures Foundation now introduces Project Essentials, a free educational program that helps entry-level, certified IT professionals gain project management skills.
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  • May 20, 2016

    LinkedIn Blog Series: The Value of a LinkedIn Profile

    linkedin LinkedIn is an immensely powerful tool that will help advance your career. For the job seeker and potential employer or recruiter, LinkedIn serves as the online resume which can help the job candidate be found or the potential employer get a picture of that candidate.
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