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May 17, 2021

WITS Connect May event to feature pandemic revelations

Before COVID necessitated school closures and limited public gatherings, TechGirlz and other similar groups provided direct, in-person interaction between students, instructors and mentors. The pandemic presented an operational challenge and required groups to re-think how to move forward in remote learning.


At the SXSW EDU Conference held earlier this year, Amy Cliett from TechGirlz, along with leaders from Philly Tech Sistas, Black Girls Code, and Girls on the Run, discussed how their organizations responded to the pandemic.


They’ll follow up that conversation during the May 20 Women in Tech Summit Connect session.


Sharing insights will be Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz and Women in Tech Summit; Ashley Turner, academic technologist of Swarthmore College and founder of Philly Tech Sistas; Isis Miller, community and events manager of Black Girls Code; and Lauren Psimaris, director of development of Girls On the Run Southeastern Suburban PA.


WITS Connect is a free, virtual monthly meetup for women working in and with technology and is a program of Creating IT Futures, the tech workforce charity founded by CompTIA.


Each month, WITS Connect will feature professional women in IT sharing their expertise in a trending area in the industry, or insights acquired during their tech careers.


The program is for women at all levels of their careers and in all tech roles. During WITS Connect, women can share stories and questions — and then build new relationships and connections, which has been shown to help advance women’s careers.


May’s WITS Connect is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Registration for the program is free and online; click here.


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