Announcements

Kick off the New Year with the WIT Women Business Owners (WBO) SIG!
Join us for "Funding Your WHY: Designing Your Banking Partnership" on January 30, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM at John Marshall Bank in Reston, VA! As a small business, the relationship with your banker is one of the most important relationships you can have. Your banker should be at the top of your friend list and a member of your business strategy team. We promise you will experience an evening of networking and strategizing as we design a road map for “How to” both start a conversation and build an effective, lasting relationship with your banker. You will learn how to mitigate funding risks, maximize your cash flow, and leverage “matchmaking” funding relationships. During this interactive and dynamic session, relevant to business owners at ALL stages of growth, we will discuss why your banker is critical to your business strategy, address how to develop an effective relationship with your banker before you need financing, and walk through a case study on what happens when the relationship works as it should.  This session promises to engage. You will leave knowing WHY, HOW, and WHEN to establish a relationship with a banker as you grow your business. As a small business, the relationship with your banker is one of the most important relationships you can have. Your banker should be at the top of your friend list and a member of your business strategy team. Registration is open to members and non-members and includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages. Register Today!

 

Attend the First New and Prospective Member Orientation of the year!
Are you a new member or Women in Technology or interested in joining the organization? Attend our free one-hour New and Prospective Member Orientation ahead of the January WIT.Connect at KPMG! Join us to discuss the WIT membership benefits and how to get involved to get the most out of your membership. This is a great opportunity to meet other members like yourself that are new to the organization. Register Here!

 

The Mentor-Protégé Program is still accepting applications for Program 40 - Apply Today!
WIT is accepting applications for protégés to join the next Mentor-Protégé Program, which starts in February 2018. 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.). For more information on the program or to apply as protégé (or mentor) please click here. For questions please contact Karen Herr, WIT Mentor-Protégé Committee: karenaherr@gmail.com
 

 

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

GIT Mentor Protege program - STEM experience coordinator

  • 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).

GIT Social Media Coordinator

  • 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.

Cyberpatriots 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.

Cyberpatriots 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.

Seton High school Cyberpatriots 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.

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.

 

The Leadership Awards Committee Is Seeking Volunteers!
The WIT Leadership Awards Committee is seeking volunteers to help plan and prepare for the 19th annual Leadership Awards Gala, being held in May 2018. Anyone interested can check out the Leadership Awards page for more information or contact Melissa Mulé at melissa.m.mule@acccenturefederal.com.

 

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.