Announcements

Communications Committee is Looking for Volunteers!
Join this committee to help us promote the WIT brand. We would love to have women interested in writing blog content, doing some light graphic design, helping with social media content, etc.  Contact Communications Chair Carrie Drake at carrie.drake@ogsystems.com for more information.

 

Ready to Work Events Have a New Meeting Location!
The Workforce Development Committee would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to Phyllis Kolmus and AT&T.  AT&T has graciously offered the provide a new meeting location for Ready to Work in their Tyson's office on the first Tuesday evening of the month.  We are truly excited by this new space and look forward to working with AT&T to assist folks who are in transition or thinking about a change. Register Here for the next Ready to Work Event.

 

Meet the Company - Bold Moves: Accenture Federal Services acquires Phase One Consulting Group.
Join WIT, Phase One, and Accenture Federal to learn how these two players are joining forces to diversify and modernize the federal contractor space.

This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Phase One and AFS teams who are coming together to discuss what their combined capabilities, growth, and development means for clients.  This will be focused on thriving in the new and will include both drupal and sales force demos.  All this combined with great networking, and it is FREE and open to EVERYONE! Register Here!

 

Girls in Technology is looking for a Program Manager!

Girls in Technology is led by a committee of Women in Technology (WIT) members. GIT offers educational and hands-on STEM programs that promote creativity and innovation, and inspire girls to pursue STEM-related careers.


GIT programs reach over 500 girls in the DC metropolitan area. GIT programs help girls identify pathways to careers in STEM through engagement with women executives in STEM-related fields and STEM experiences provided by companies in the District, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

The GIT Program Manager role is a paid, part-time contractor position. The Program Manager provides leadership and strategic direction across all GIT programs. The GIT Program Manager is responsible for managing GIT subcommittee chairs ensuring that GIT program milestones and goals are met, adhering to approved budgets and in alignment with GIT’s mission.

Apply for this position by filling out the Application on the Job Board or by emailing your resume to staff@womenintechnology.org


Primary Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Manages the teams that coordinates the GIT program, serving as the strategic leader for the GIT committee. Serves as the primary contact and interface with the WIT board and GIT program sponsors and corporate donors. This includes general oversight of:
    • Sharing our Success Programs  (2 – 3 per year) – One day program that serves between 75-150 girls middle and high school aged girls. The program includes an opportunity to network with professional women, panel discussion with early, mid-career and senior women, trade-show-like demos from STEM companies and giveaways
    • Mentor Protégé Program (Locations include Rockville MD, District of Columbia, NoVA) – This monthly mentoring program runs between September and April and culminates in a “graduation” night and an announcement of Miss Inspiration. The program includes an opportunity to network with professional women, panel discussion on a one of GIT’s 7 Core Beliefs, 45 – 60 minute group mentoring session.
    • Cyber Patriot Program (12 – 15 schools in MD, DC and VA) –  in partnership with the University of Maryland, the CyberPatriot Girls is a program supporting middle and high school girls’ involvement in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program (www.uscyberpatriot.org). CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition and was created to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program involves establishing all-girls teams in partner high schools and coordinating volunteer oversight so that girls can compete in the year-long competition.
    • GIT scholarship program – STEM for Her funds scholarships for girls in grades 6 – 12 who participate in GIT programs during a given year (CyberPatriots, Mentor Protégé, Sharing Our Success, in DC, MD and VA) apply to the scholarship program. Scholarships come in the form of cash scholarships and “experiences” created in cooperation with local businesses. The program involves managing applications, judging and awards of both cash and experience scholarships.
  • Identify, recruit and staff GIT subcommittee leadership and program volunteers
  • Manage GIT Content on WIT website http://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology
  • Manage GIT blog http://www.girlsintechblog.org/
  • Participate in the evaluation of strategic partnership opportunities as they arise

Grant and Financial Management

  • Coordinate grant writing and grant management for GIT program funding.
  • Collaborate with Sponsorship Committee to identify corporate sponsor support for Girls in Technology (GIT) programs.
  • Ensure that program milestones and goals are met and adhering to approved budgets

Reporting

  • Prepare monthly activity report summarizing activities for the previous month, any issues that need to be addressed by the WIT Board of Directors, and plans for future activities.
  • Prepare an end-of year report for submission to the Executive Committee.  Report will include a summary of activities for the previous year, successes and challenges, a list of committee members and volunteers with contact information, and insight for future committee activities.
  • Annual EOY report for funding organization including SFH
  • Prepare Semi-annual report on yearly committee goals and objectives

Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations on program growth and quality improvement opportunities based on feedback from participants and leadership
  • Coordinate marketing and messaging to schools and related organizations to support enrollment in GIT programs
  • Evaluate the materials and program formats being used by each GIT subcommittee chair and create consistent templates that will be adopted by each program providing oversight and guidance on WIT, GIT and Stem For Her Branding.
  • Manage requirements from corporate sponsors underwriting GIT programs

 Perform other duties as assigned by the President and/or Board of Directors.

Time required:

  • Committee meetings; meetings/calls with BMAL and subcommittee chairs as needed
  • Monthly and end-of-year report preparation.
  • Liaison with programs supported by GIT.
  • Committee members are encouraged to attend monthly programs, as available
  • Representation at all New Member Orientations.

Qualifications for position:

  • WIT member in good standing required
  • Prior WIT/GIT involvement preferred
  • Experience in grant writing and management
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Track record in managing programs that rely on volunteers
  • Comfortable managing multiple programs simultaneously
  • Has a track record of building strong relationships with educational institutions that are looking for additional STEM education opportunities for students
  • Bachelor’s Degree and similar program management or affinity group leadership experience.

 

WIT YP's Women in Technology Summit Call for Speakers
Women in Technology’s Young Professionals (WIT YP) is seeking speakers to lead sessions at the next Women in Technology Summit. Last year was a great success and we are looking for top talent & experts to share their insights with our attendees. This year we are looking for interactive workshops and sessions around entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and identifying and leveraging your unique talents. Download more information here.

 

WIT YP SIG Call for Volunteers
WIT Young Professionals is seeking volunteers to help plan events! We welcome anyone interested in planning dynamic & engaging events with industry leaders. Check out the Young Professionals page for more information on upcoming programming. Click here to sign up and volunteer.

 

Marketing/Events Manager – Holiday Giving Gala
STEM for Her is currently recruiting a volunteer Marketing Chair for the Annual Holiday Giving Gala and Silent Auction.

The 2017 Annual Holiday Giving Gala and Silent Auction is in a new location this year, and promises to be bigger than ever!  We are searching for the individual who loves to put together a great campaign and see it through to the event execution.  Working with a team of volunteers, the ideal person will have experience planning and promoting events.  They will be a natural leader, who will lead the development of the gala messaging, and the development and execution of the communications campaign.  They will liaise with the STEM for Her Board, as well as WIT, and work with the rest of the gala team to ensure a seamless execution.  The date is set, the location is set, the silent auction team is moving!  All we need now is a leader to come in and help pull it all together!

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years marketing experience, planning and executing all facets of a successful event and marketing campaign.  They will be a self-starter, who can dive in and make traction, while engaging a team of volunteers, as well as the Board of Directors.  

This is a great, targeted opportunity for the right person to gain valuable experience in marketing and events management, while working for a good cause.

For more information, or to apply to work on this event please contact: volunteer@stemforher.org.

Note that this is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, will require a commitment of approx. 10 hours a month for 6 months.   


The Leadership Foundry

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


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 Angela Morrison, angelamorrisonwit@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, Anna Colton at anna.colton@centradyne.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.