Networking is a proven way for women to advance their careers. In a study by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, women who can share career concerns and insights with other professional women are three times more likely to advance their careers than women who don’t use professional networks.
And that is where a newly launched program of Creating IT Futures comes in.
Women In Tech Summit Connect is a free, virtual monthly meetup for women working in and with technology offering them educational and networking opportunities. Each month, the meetup session will feature professional women in IT sharing expertise in a trending area in the tech industry, or insights acquired during their tech careers.
The new program seeks to include women at all levels of their careers and in all tech roles to encourage new relationships and connections. During WITS Connect, women will share stories and questions — and then network.
January’s WITS Connect is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST.
This month’s event will feature a panel discussion offering insight into ways women can grow their career through volunteerism. Panelists include:
- Ashley Turner, Academic Technologist at Swarthmore College and founder of Philly Tech Sistas.
- Mica Alaniz, Senior Software Engineer at the Democratic National Committee.
- Randi Parker, Senior Director for Partner Engagement at Creating IT Futures.
- Rachel Partridge, Lead Engineer at Arcadia.
Register for free online by clicking here.