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The IT Industry Needs Women to Survive

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Learning Objective: Discuss methods for increasing the number of women in the financial technology field

As the information technology industry continues to grow, the need for female employees in the industry is expanding. As more companies migrate to cloud-based systems, the need for well-versed cloud technologists is in high demand. Companies are more in need of employees who can manage network systems, cybersecurity, and programming while effectively managing the interpersonal relationships of the workforce. This includes a basis in strong people skills, problem-solving abilities, and good communication skills. Industry experts suggest that women offer a new perspective on design problems and find different ways to approach problems.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

a. Discuss how IT has become an industry of growth.
b. Identify the technical and soft skills that women contribute to IT.
c. Examine methods for increasing the number of women in the IT fields.

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The IT Industry Needs Women to Survive

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  2. 2. Seminar 1407 - The IT Industry Needs Women to Survive
  3. 3. Seminar Overview Learning Objective: Discuss methods for increasing the number of women in the technology field As the information technology industry continues to grow, the need for female employees in the industry is expanding. As more companies migrate to cloud-based systems, the need for well-versed cloud technologists is in high demand. Companies are more in need of employees who can manage network systems, cybersecurity, and programming while effectively managing the interpersonal relationships of the workforce. This includes a basis in strong people skills, problem-solving abilities, and good communication skills. Industry experts suggest that women offer a new perspective on design problems and find different ways to approach problems. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: • Discuss how IT has become an industry of growth. • Identify the technical and soft skills that women contribute to IT. • Examine methods for increasing the number of women in the IT fields.
  4. 4. Agenda Key IT Skills Q&A Introduction Attracting and Retaining Women in IT IT as a growth Industry
  5. 5. Always #LikeAGirl
  6. 6. Meet The Panelists Paulette Nassiff IT Program Senior Manager Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Tracey Hughes Manager, Cyber Risk Deloitte & Touché, LLP Dayatra Rivette Business Area Information Security Officer and Privacy Leader Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems LTC Natalie Vanatta, PhD National Cyber Protection Team Leader U.S. Army
  7. 7. Topic: IT as a growth industry
  8. 8. Key Growth Areas in IT Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Application Development IoT Cybersecurity Networking Industry 4.0 Digital Transformation Critical Infrastructure
  9. 9. Panel Discussion
  10. 10. Topic: Key IT Skills “Soft” Skills Technical Skills
  11. 11. Technical Skills Experience With AI Data Science Talent Digital Transformation Analytics Ability To Adapt To New Tech Mobile Application Development Cloud Skills To Envision, Design And Develop Augmented Reality Apps Excellence In Cybersecurity Programming Knowledge Applied Machine Learning Coding And Engineering Experience Source: Forbes
  12. 12. “Soft” Skills Interpersonal Skills People skills Problem-solving Project Management Drive, Motivation and Enthusiasm Research Communication (Verbal and Written) Teamwork Networking
  13. 13. Panel Discussion
  14. 14. Topic: Attracting and Retaining Women in IT
  15. 15. Primary Reasons Women are Underrepresented in IT Source: ISACA
  16. 16. Ways to Attract and Retain Women in IT Early Exposure Changing Perceptions of IT Work-Life Balance Empowering Women
  17. 17. Panel Discussion
  18. 18. Questions

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