Announcements

 

Call for Speakers: WITx, April 19, 2017, Washington, DC
Seeking inspiring speakers who own their own businesses and want to share how they’ve achieved their dream while making a positive difference. Learn more and complete the form to be considered by March 10.

STEM Scholarships for Girls, Grades 6-12

Don’t miss the chance to apply for the Girls in Technology (GIT) Committee 2017 Scholarship Competition.  GIT scholarships are made available to girls in grades 6 to 12 in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia who participate in our programs.  

We offer Cash Scholarships to high-school seniors to help pay for college tuition and fees.  We also offer Experience Scholarships (including programing classes, drone building workshops, and other innovative workshops) to girls in grades 6 – 11 to help nurture their interest in STEM fields.  Download the flyer!

Deadline: March 31, 2017


Call for Speakers

WIT YP is looking for speakers to share their knowledge and experience with University of Maryland Students at an event titled "Your Career: The First Five Years." The event will feature themed tables each with a senior level professional and a young professional that will talk to students based on the theme of the table. Speakers will impart advice and tips they wish they'd known in the first 5 years of their career. The students will move around the room speed dating style and spend a predetermined amount of time at each table discussing the topic, hearing from speakers, and asking questions. We are asking you to share your expertise with these students. We have some sample topics listed below but are open to others and striving to give students the best foundation as they progress. Please submit a 250-300 word statement of interest about the topic(s) you'd like to address and why you're the best person to discuss by February 25. Feel free to list a few topics. We appreciate your help!

Sample topics:

  • Planning for the Unplanned (Managing work when Life happens)
  • Getting Noticed (to get the interview; to get on the high visibility project)
  • Managing Your Boss (based on Harvard Business School research)
  • Presenting a Professional Image (Clothing -- Know the Code -- Make Your Statement ) & How to make a great first impression
  • Presenting a Professional Image (Awareness & Demeanor -- So who was that you talked to in the elevator?  You said what!? )   
  • Who's in Your Network --  The Hundred Day Blog -- how a mentor helped build an instant network.  Web 0.5 -- What is the role of face2face in the world of facebook?  Linked-in, linked up.  
  • Networking 101.  
  • Mentors -- types; numbers; your role/their role; expectations  
  • Early Stage Career Planning
  • Early Stage Financial Planning -- Student Loans/401Ks/early career opportunities   
  • Career Retrospectives from successful seasoned pros (execs and subject matter experts): 
  • -- 5 things I wish I had known in the first 5 years of my career (modulo the current workplace)
  • It's About Time -- Managing your time in the Work Place
  • Getting Promoted
  • Social Media as a professional

Event Details:
Your Career: The First Five Years
University of Maryland CSIC Building
April 5, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

 

TandemNSI Cybersecurity Industry List
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STEM for Her Needs Your Volunteer Help!

STEM for Her is excited to announce the reorganization of our committees to help us reach our goals! If you or anyone you know is willing to volunteer for one of the below listed committees, please email volunteer@stemforher.org.

This month we are focusing on filling leadership roles of Chair and Co-Chair for three of our committees. These are positions that take leadership for a specific component of work, and help the board build a committee of volunteers to execute.

  • Development – Help expand our fundraising opportunities!
  • Marketing & Communications – Increase public awareness for STEM for Her!
  • Research & Advocacy – Lead the initiative around developing a research plan & identifying a research partner!

We are hoping you, a colleague or friend are willing to volunteer some of your time and talents to creating awareness, excitement, and opportunities for girls and young women to pursue STEM related-careers in the Washington, DC metro area.  

To see a full list of our committees and volunteer opportunities, visit the volunteer section of our website.

Girls in Technology Committee is in Search of Volunteers to Support the Following Programs:

Sharing Our Success (SOS) Program
Exhibitor Liaison    
•    Responsible for recruiting companies to provide STEM demonstrations at the events.
•    Responsible for demo vendor communications and logistics.
 Student Liaison  
•    Serve as the primary point of contact for students, parents, and school inquiries.
•    Responsible post-event communications to students, parent, and schools.
Mentor Liaison - MD Mentor Protégé Program  
•    Contact previous year's mentors to encourage their participation in the 2016/2017 Mentor Protégé program.
•    Solicit new mentors through social media channels, WIT Newsletter, and WIT's Young Professionals Group.
•    Manage the mentor on boarding process including orientation and background checks.
Student Liaison - MD Mentor Protégé Program  
•    Execute email and phone campaign to schools in Maryland using GIT's database to recruit participants.
•    Manage the participant application process and serve as the primary point of contact for inquiries from students, parents, and schools.

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact Dena Strange at dena.strange@gmail.com


Attention: WIT Mentors or Proteges!
Have you been a WIT Mentor or Protege in the Past?  If so, please contact our Mentorship Committee Chair, Belinda Collins at belinda@blcollinscoaching.com


Programs Committee Request for Volunteers
The WIT Programs Committee is looking for a few great women who want to pay it forward with their creative, technical, and marketing skills while also adding to their professional knowledge and personal network.  Contact Program Chair Irene Lane, Irene@Greenloons.com for more information on current needs.