Young Professionals Special Interest Group

Mission and Overview:

The Women in Technology’s Young Professionals (WIT YP) welcomes women of all ages but focuses on the needs of women in the first 15 years of their career as they ascend the professional ladder into leadership positions. We seek to promote an inclusive tech sector by making room for women and minorities at all levels. Women early in their careers or in transition have unique professional needs. We cater to those needs through fun and educational programming coupled with strategic partnerships.

We offer networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities focused on helping WIT members navigate the challenges of a new professional career and preparing members for a long, happy and successful career.

There are a number of opportunities to engage from planning and/or attending programing, writing for the WIT blog, volunteering, engaging with girls interested in tech, etc. The possibilities are endless and we encourage every member to create new ways for WIT YP to reach the tech community and serve young professionals in this space.

We have divided each programming term into three series, each one with a theme and includes at least one happy hour, one professional
development event, and one social event. We host additional ad hoc or specialty programs but these series are integral to our programming structure.

The Year of Tech+

Series 1: Tech + Consulting

Consulting is often found at the forefront of tech implementation and innovation. However, the world of consulting remains elusive and opaque to most. This series is designed to highlight the role consulting plays in the tech space and in integrating tech into all sectors. It is often said that “the future is tech.”  And it's clear consulting plays a major role in helping companies and governments keep up.

Series 2: Tech + Government

The government is a major factor in how tech and innovation evolve. The goverment facilitates research and development and creates a legal and economic landscape ripe for innovation. In addition, the government is a major consumer of technology and employer of technologists. Understanding how tech and government collide is an important part of understanding the market and bounds of innovation.

Series 3: Tech + Entrapreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Series 3 features the 2nd Annual Women in Technology Summit (#WITechSummit), a half-day conference for women in the first 15 years of their careers seeking to advance their careers through job search or overall professional empowerment. This year’s theme is Tech + Innovation. Come learn how to innovate in every space!


We currently have a call for speakers that closes September 27 at 09:00pm EST.
https://goo.gl/forms/HTAjbvzLKyIezMdX2
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Check the WIT calendar for details and registration for these and other events!

Last, please reach out and ask about joining our list-serve!!

**What is a Member Perk event? We like to make our programming accessible to members and nonmembers alike but periodically we like to thank our members for their commitment by offering special events or experiences that are exclusively for WIT members. Join so you can attend them all!

For more information please contact:

Camille Stewart
Chair, Young Professionals SIG
stewarc3@gmail.com

Allyson McDougal
Vice Chair, Young Professionals SIG
amcdougal10@gmail.com

WIT Board Member at Large, Emerging Leaders (GIT, YPSIG)
Angela Morrison
angelamorrisonwit@gmail.com