05-21-2018 04:49 PM
05-21-2018 04:49 PM
We had some good discussion at the call last Friday about a name for our user group to support women working in the ITPro world, or women who want to become ITPros. We also had some suggestions on the thread where I proposed starting the group. I'm going to list all the current suggestions here and you can cast your vote in your reply. We'll see if we reach consensus in the comments, or at least narrow it down to a few and then we can vote with "likes" on the top 3.
Here are the suggestions so far:
Women IT Pros
Women in IT
Women in Tech
InfoTechWomen - with hashtags like #WomenInTech and #DevOps
Ladies who Tech
NotBASIC or !BASIC (I have nothing against BASIC, mind you)
Viral Linguists (not sure if this really means anything)
WITP or WIP
05-21-2018 04:57 PM
Including a few comments here from the meeting and the previous thread discussion:
Please add your thoughts to the conversation!
06-18-2018 08:06 AM
I like Women IT Pros as it is more inclusive than some of the other suggestions (WIP or WIPS). Women IT Pros can represent all levels of an organization and include everything from systems administration to project / program management, senior and executive level positions.
We could also consider something like Women Working in Tech but its possible you might to be more focused and there are many organizations that cover that broader category.
07-09-2018 01:22 PMSolution
The Twitter poll favored "Women in IT" as being most inclusive, but someone suggested we drop the "user group" part, which makes sense to me. It's really not a "user group" like we'd have a System Center User Group; it's more of a meet up. But I still like the ITPro focus. How about we split the difference? Make the long name "Women in IT Virtual Meetup", but use the hashtag #WomenITPros, since no one else seems to be using it and it can help avoid confusion with other Women in Tech groups, or ambiguity with WIIT. And since @ShonaBang just created a shortlink to get to this forum https://aka.ms/womenITPros.
by ShonaBang on June 22, 2018
by shivar00 on June 21, 2019