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User Group for ITPro Women

Microsoft

Are you interested in helping support women ITPros, and support women moving into community leadership roles in the ITPro community? We're starting a virtual User Group for ITPro Women.

Join us! 

 

There are lots of organizations that want to help women code, but we want to focus more on women who keep the code running, doing work like:

  • day-to-day operation of networks, servers, clients, and devices
  • help desk
  • network architecture design
  • information security management

We also want to include women who work in other aspects of information technology aimed at keeping clients and servers up and running, like

  • program/project/people management related to IT
  • technical training
  • technical marketing
  • technical communications

We'll welcome anyone of any gender who wants to participate in a safe space to talk about the challenges women face in a field with a lack of gender diversity. The goals are to network, support women learning technical and professional skills, and help women find mentors.

 

If you're interested in participating, reply to this post and tell me:

  1. What are the best times of day for you to Skype into a meeting? (please include your time zone)
  2. What should we call this new user group? 

If there's interest, I'll pick a time and post the information here for our first virtual meeting.
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Please spread the word!

82 Replies

This is awesome! I subscribed and hope others will too.

Thanks, Ami! And thanks for being a great role model for ITPro women! I'd love to see more women MVPs in our ITPro space.

The best times are after 3 pm EST any day.

I like the name Women in IT 

 

Mary Beth Moore

Professor of Computer Information Systems

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

I love this idea ! I’m in, subscribing as we speak. I’m in the CET timezone

I'm in - thanks for extending the invitation to those of us in technical comms and marketing. After 12pm PT works best for me. We are IT!

Hi Cathy,
I would love to be part of this group. My timings are in IST.

Regards
Salakshi

I'm in - from north of the border in Canada - time zone EST....

 

As far as a name goes....let me think about that...  :)

 

What a great idea - working remotely for 18 years but I feel that I do have my experiences on this topic.

 

 

Great initiative, I’m definitely interested.
Friday mornings would be best time for me.
Jo from the Uk. I can do calls at 9am most days. Or 4.30pm most days.

Call the group "Ladies who Tech"
Great idea! I would definitely participate. My recommendation between 2pm-5pm EST. I’d have to give some thought to a name

Fantastic idea!

Mornings are best for me (CDT)

Great idea! Thank you!

Great initiative! Would love to join! I am in the CET time zone.

Finally; thank you so much! I would love to join - CST. 

Great idea.  I'm in!

 

I'm in the Eastern Time Zone and have a flexible schedule.

Count me in. 

 

I saw a 3pm EST time...that's good for me, too.

Fantastic! We need supportive male allies, too! Spread the word!

BTW: Ami (Casto) puts on a fantastic Women in Tech event at IT/Dev Connections.

Great idea!

 

I'm mostly best in the mornings (CDT) and early afternoons.

 

Names, that's the tricky part. If we want to be inclusive...

 

  • GeeksRUs
  • NotBASIC or !BASIC (I have nothing against BASIC, mind you)
  • Viral Linguists (not sure if this really means anything)
  • Geekers
  • Dataformers