Announcements

 

Leadership Positions for the 2017-2018 Year

Are you interested in taking a Leadership role in WIT, the premier professional organization for women in the technology industry?  Women in Technology operates on a fiscal year from July 1 - June 30th and terms range between one and two years in length (depending on the position).

WIT has opened nominations for the following open roles and leadership positions for the 2017-2018 year:

Positions - to be filled immediately
•       Communications Committee, Vice Chair, Programs Liaison
•       Communications Committee, Vice Chair, Website
•       Job Fair, Vice Chair
•       Nominating Committee, Vice Chair
 
Leadership Positions – (effective July 1, 2017)
•        Board Member at Large, Special Events
•        Board Member at Large, Member Development
•        Board Member, Communications Chair

More information is available on the Nominating page on the WIT Website.  


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


Top Women in Tech and Cyber Announced March 16, 2017

FedScoop Top 50 Women in Technology

StateScoop Top 50 Women in State and Local Technology

CyberScoop Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity

PMP Boot CAMP - April 1,2 & 8,9

The Women of AT&T – VA Chapter is on track for the planned PMP (Project Management Certification) 4-day Boot Camp at AT&T Oakton Headquarters on April 1, 2 & 8, 9!  Earn your PMP and advance your career.  25 AT&T Employees are now PMP certified after taking the PMP Boot Camp prep course. If you are interested in the PMP Boot Camp program, please contact Collins Consulting at 301.254.3560 or email at training@collinsconsulting-us.com to have all your questions answered and receive an agenda with registration forms and payment options.

This planned immersion style, four-day course has been developed by some of the industries pre-eminent course design/developers.  The course integrates in-depth topic reviews with structured personal study time, including individual assistance from your PMP/CAPM certified instructor. You'll thoroughly review exam "trouble spots," use highly effective drills to accelerate your learning, receive invaluable test taking tips, and take and review practice exams.  Your class materials (provided) will consist of a print copy of the PMBOK Guide (Fifth Edition), an 18”x24” full color Graphical PMBOK Guide wall poster, a comprehensive 600 page course Workbook and a proprietary PMP/CAPM web based Exam Simulator.

Our price for presenting the seminar in Oakton VA is $1325.00 per seat. If 10 or more students registered for the class, the price is reduced to $1250.00 per seat.  Remember the PMP/CAPM exam pass rate for those having taken our course is 98% the first time.

Success!  Certificate awarding 36 PMI “PDU's
The first time PMP/CAPM exam pass rate for those having taken our course is 98% first time and 100% ultimately. Let us take the stress out of studying for the PMP/CAPM certification exam. Invest four days toward exam success—the final step in obtaining your PMP/CAPM credential!  Upon successful completion, each student will receive a formal certificate awarding 36 PMI “PDU's (Professional Development Units) which may be used to maintain their Continuing Certification Requirements for their PMP/CAPM/PMP credentials or as PMI ‘Contact Hours’ when applying for such credentials.


Interested in joining WOA-VA?  All genders are welcomed to join our organization and enjoy the discounted pricing.  Please contact Candice Burney (cb7548) to become a member of the WOA-VA Chapter.    

The WOA-VA Board
Leading the Way!
President – Nicole Repass
Vice President – Anisa Latif
Secretary - Angela Johnson
Treasurer - Denise Winston

Membership/PR Director –  Candice Burney
Program Director - Nadine Ranade

TandemNSI Cybersecurity Industry List
This list includes the cybersecurity businesses operating in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.


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.