Announcements

 

The Internet Association has positions open for it's Internet Economy Research Fellowship!
The Internet Economy Research Fellowship Program is an annual initiative to provide young researchers the opportunity to produce cutting-edge research on the role of the Internet in the US and global economies. Fellows will work under the supervision of Internet Association’s Chief Economist and with input from Internet Association’s independent Research Advisory Group, which is comprised of leading academic experts on digital technology. Fellows will have the potential for unique access to representatives of the leading Internet companies in the world and are expected to provide significant research contributions with direct and timely relevance for policymakers, private sector leaders, and researchers. Download the full Job position and requirements to find out more and how to apply! Applications are due by Wednesday August 15.

 

 


 


Protégé Applications for Mentor-Protégé Program #41 are now Being Accepted!
WIT is accepting applications for protégés to join the next Mentor-Protégé Program, which starts in September 2018 in Reston, VA. Mentors and protégés dedicate one evening per month to foster career and professional development. Protégés are professional women seeking to advance their careers in technology (STEM, IT, etc.).  Protégés are typically women early in their career, or changing career direction, or reentering the workforce and who desire to work with a more seasoned professional. Mentors are director or executive level professionals with at least 15 years of career experience providing leadership in technical or business functions.  Mentoring sessions also feature a light dinner, networking, and presentations from speakers on career-related topics For more information on the program or to apply as protégé (or mentor) please see www.womenintechnology.org/mentoring. For questions please contact Karen Herr, WIT Mentor-Protégé Committee: karenaherr@gmail.com

 



Application Deadline Extended! Apply Now for The Leadership Foundry program Class of 2019!
Are you are interested in serving on a corporate board? If so, consider applying for the next year of The Leadership Foundry Program. This nine-month program, includes monthly training and networking events, dinners, and an intensive board training session in cooperation with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). There is a $100 fee to apply. The application deadline has been extended to June 29th. Apply Here!

 



Girls in Technology Committee is in Search of Volunteers to Support Many of its Programs

Communications Coordinator (1 or 2)

  • Responsible for managing GIT's social media (GIT blog, Facebook, Twitter and Linked in). Coordinate content for social channels based on GIT program and communications committee input.

The same or a second person is needed to:

  • Lead development of bi-weekly WIT Wire content, program promotional materials (ability to use graphics and layout pages in an appealing way a BIG plus) and write and coordinate blog posts. Manage archive of materials including photos and videos.

These are critical, hands-on roles for GIT!



CyberPatriots Program is seeking…

Committee Chair

  • Responsible for organizing volunteers who support school-based CyberPatriots teams. Ensure teams have mentors and know about available resources. Recruit team mentors. Lead STEM Trek planning, coordination, and marketing and communications including coordinating activities from STEM-serving opportunities.

Poolesville HS group mentor

  • Responsible for understanding the tools provided by the CyberPatriots program (about 4 hours) and meeting with girls twice a month for 2 hours each time (often between 3-6pm on weekdays and some weekend time) in addition to interacting with girls twice more per month remotely. A working knowledge of computers and familiarity with operating systems and computer networks is recommended. Mentors need not be cyber experts. An interest in education and some ability to teach young people is required

Mentor-Protégé Program is seeking...

Protégé Liaison (1) - Coordinate communications to protégés, walk them through getting started and answer questions as they arise. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

Outreach Liaison (4) - Coordinate communications to schools and other external organizations who might benefit from having girls involved in the program. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

STEM Experience Coordinator (2) - Responsible for outreach to coordinate internships, tours, job shadowing, lunches, hosted events/panels for DC, MD and VA Mentor/protege programs. Develop applications and coordinate STEM experience with participants and experience providers. Mostly remote work (email and phone-focused communications).

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact Paula Prettyman, GIT@womenintechnology.org.

 



STEM for Her is looking for A Sustaining Sponsors Chair!
STEM for Her is looking for a volunteer to lead our sustaining sponsors program. We developed the program in 2017 and have a list of prospective sponsors. The Chair of the committee would have a sales or sponsorship background that feels comfortable doing unsolicited outreach to corporations and following up as one would do in a typical sales process. The Chair would also provide mentorship and advise to the committee members on how best to approach companies and manage the metrics for outreach, response, follow up, etc.



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.



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.