04-24-2018 11:32 AM
04-24-2018 11:32 AM
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.
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:
We also want to include women who work in other aspects of information technology aimed at keeping clients and servers up and running, like
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:
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!
04-26-2018 12:11 AM
Hello from Denmark! :)
I love that this is about the women running the servers, network etc. Personally, I don't think, I have ever met another woman working with servers and network in all my years in the hosting business.
I like the name Women in Tech
04-26-2018 02:48 AM
04-26-2018 03:41 AM - edited 04-26-2018 03:44 AM
04-26-2018 08:23 AM
Great idea! I'm in CDT and CST, and early mornings or afternoons work for me (9 to 11am usually book up quickly).
04-27-2018 02:18 PM
Such a good idea - I'm not sure I fit some of the spec but I absolutely will assist on getting word out via Twitter and LinkedIn if this launches.
I'm on Pacific Time - best times for me would be between 3pm-4pm PT, or 10am-ish PT.
Re: names, I'd suggest names that are easy to surface when women are searching online for where to connect and learn - and the problem with "IT" is, well...it resolves in search to "it" too often.
So, maybe: InfoTechWomen, with hashtags like #WomenInTech and #DevOps to help us reach more women?
04-27-2018 02:36 PM
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05-01-2018 10:19 AM
Hey @Cathy Moya - I'm working on a MS O365 Community Survey (think of it as sort of an Office 365 focused "selfie" for admins and IT teams using that tech) - would this group might be a good place to share it?
I also have a question for you and others who are interested in the User Group for ITProWomen - if I were to have my employer, who'd sponsor the survey, donate to a non-profit for each unique completed survey...would that be a stronger motivator for people to participate than, say, if a survey responder got a coffee card?
05-01-2018 10:46 AM