On Friday, June 15, First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) is hosting a free Women in Tech event for women in the technology field and young women, ages 14 to 21, who are pursuing a tech career.
Women make up 40 percent of the world’s workforce, yet they remain underrepresented in the tech field, according to ISACA, which recently conducted a global survey on women in tech. The survey found that women hold only one in four technology jobs, and their biggest barriers are lack of female mentors and limited networking opportunities.
Women in Tech gives women the opportunity to attend a panel discussion to learn how to navigate a career in the IT world; tour the First National Data Center to get an inside look at what it takes to keep data safe and secure; and sign up for job shadowing opportunities with women in IT marketing, sales, project management, finance, engineering and account management.
Women in Tech is sponsored by VMware, Palo Alto Networks and Dell EMC. Anyone interested in attending the event should register online by visiting http://info.fnts.com/WIT.
Panelists for the event include: Kim Whittaker, President, First National Technology Solutions; Jennifer Noteware, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Werner Enterprises; Stacy Skradski, Director of GTS Systems and Platforms, West Corporation; and Lisa Bazis, Chief Information Security Officer, Nebraska Medicine.