The Leadership Foundry

The deadline for applications to The Leadership Foundry program, class of 2018, is June 19th.  If you are interested in serving on a corporate board consider applying for this year long program of training, seminars and events to assist your development.  More information about the program is available online at

The Leadership Foundry is pleased to announce the 2017 Research Team.  Over the next four months, the team will study and analyze the publicly traded companies in our region and report on trends and findings regarding the status and impact of women on corporate boards.  Please save the date for Tuesday, October 17 when the Research Report will be unveiled at a luncheon location to be announced.

Our 2017 team:
Julie Bloecher, co-Research Director
Lori DeLorenzo, co-Research Director
Jill Klein, Faculty Advisor
Maria Wallace, Database Manager
Hannah Hoffman, Research Assistant
Heather Randall, Research Assistant

Borderless Cyber USA: Changing the Economics of Computer Network Defense

21-22 June
New York City
U.S. Customs House (financial district)

Early Bird Rate: $395 [Before April 28, 2017]
Corporate Rate: $495 [After April 28, 2017]

Use the Discount Code WIT to save $100 on corporate rate registration fees. Special government and academic rates are also available.
For more information or to register, please visit

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

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

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, for more information on current needs.