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  • Devolop hands-on materials that local professionals can use for community out reachEasily implemented & sustainable due to
  • After school programs are great in general – captive audience – make some good use of their time – build some futures.
  • After school programs are great in general – captive audience – make some good use of their time – build some futures.
  • After school programs are great in general – captive audience – make some good use of their time – build some futures.
  • TWICE- Sell adverts, Sponsors from TWICE members orgs, Add an EXPO to TWICE ConferenceOther grants/funding – what are comporable orgs using?
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    2. 2. Topic: Work-Life Balance <br />Presented by: Dana M. Nelson<br />@DanaMNelson (Twitter)<br />
    3. 3. Work-life balance challenges<br />Peer Understanding<br />Children<br />Spouses<br />Organization<br />Managing perceptions<br />Aging parents<br />Self inflected guilt<br />Hard to say NO<br />Honest prioritizing<br />Minimizing guilt <br />
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    7. 7. Managing Work and Kids<br />Organization<br />Need to create more defined boundaries<br />Definition of emergencies<br />Negotiating who will deal with it. <br />WHAT AM I GOING TO FAIL AT THIS WEEK?<br />
    8. 8. Ideal Company<br />
    9. 9. Onsite:<br />Daycare<br />Banking<br />Exercise facility<br />Dry cleaning<br />Cafeteria (With GOOD food)<br />Home meal take out<br />
    10. 10. Reduced/Flex time work schedule<br />With high level public buy in acceptance<br />Ability to telecommute <br />Performance based on true performance<br />Open regular communication regarding productivity<br />
    11. 11. Active peer recognition and review<br />Clear boundaries of communication<br />Cross training / backups<br />Clear definition of responsibilities<br />Implementing new technology and tools<br />
    12. 12. Personal thermostats<br />
    13. 13. Women Helping Women<br />
    14. 14. Women Helping Women<br />Breaking the “Queen Bee” syndrome <br />Understanding of the bigger goal<br />Help spread the message of change<br />Develop your own internal relationships <br />Encouraging without judging<br />
    15. 15. Women Helping Women<br />Supporting behaviors in the workplace<br />Meaningful communication<br />Mentoring<br />Learning to let go<br />
    16. 16. Women Helping Women<br />Formal /informal women’s organizations<br />Sharing experiences through formal and informal women’s organizations<br />Encourage social outings<br />
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    18. 18.<br />@EvvGirlGeek (twitter)<br />
    19. 19. Topic: Female Retention <br />Presented by: Patricia J. Lodato<br />in the Engineering and Computer Fields<br />
    20. 20. What encourages females to stay in the field/job? <br />Inviting workplace with sense of team involvement and flexibility<br />Challenging work with opportunities for advancement<br />Creativity<br />Problem-solving<br />Variety<br />Job becomes part of identity<br />Recognition and respect<br />Happiness or role models (15+ years on job)<br />Company investment in growth<br />Money and benefits (“equity”)<br />
    21. 21. What discourages females to stay in the field/job? <br />Lack of flexibility (“rigidity”)<br />Home/life balance<br />Lack of mentors<br />Lack of opportunities (not in “Old Boys’ Club”)<br />Work assignment disparity<br />Relocation (you or spouse)<br />Society pressures<br />Family/friends<br />Colleagues<br />Lack of support network<br />Colleagues/managers<br />Community (e.g., care for sick child solution)<br />Working in a man’s environment<br />“Queen Bee Syndrome” <br />Choice of family over work<br />
    22. 22. What factors enable female engineers & computer scientists to climb the corporate/academic ladder? <br />Strong academic background<br />Shifting norms<br />Drive in school transfers to work<br />SUPPORT!<br />From family<br />Mentors<br />Candid and encouraging feedback from managers<br />Ability to balance: Aggressive/assertive or <br />the “White Witch” <br />Advancement opportunity and desire<br />
    23. 23. What factors disable female engineers & computer scientists to climb the corporate/academic ladder?<br />Unable to self-promote<br />Women thought to be comfortable in role longer than men are. . . . Or, women too impatient<br />Women’s requests viewed as unusual<br />Maternity leave: shut out of promotion<br />Fear of change/fear of overload<br />Lack of non-discipline training<br />“A tear or two is okay.”<br />Be yourself<br />
    24. 24. What factors disable female engineers & computer scientists to climb the corporate/academic ladder?<br />Overload<br />Social preference: Family over career<br />Ego factor: Do I really need this promotion to be who I am?<br />Stereotypes<br />Men make fun of women’s networking <br />Family-owned business: upward mobility normally centered on family members<br />
    25. 25. What opportunities reduce employee engagement in engineering and computer fields?<br />Longer tenure . . . Job no longer a challenge<br />Constantly fighting fires . . . Unable to get to higher priority work<br />Asked to participate in non job (or interest) activities<br />Criticism by male peers for “networking” or participating in women’s conferences<br />Past experiences: Goal not reached =disincentive for future participation<br />The economy<br />“Bell Curve ranking”<br />
    26. 26. What opportunities improve employee engagement in engineering and computer fields?<br />Supportive networks<br />Compensation for education and certifications<br />Permission to attend events like today’s on work time<br />Opportunities to use skills/be innovative<br />Cross-functional learning<br />Trade shows<br />Awareness of how your function fits<br />into big picture<br />Community outreach: “Feel good about my company” <br />Company seeking input and responding <br />
    27. 27. Topic: Community Outreach<br />Presented by: Janet Effron<br />@janet_frg (twitter)<br />
    28. 28. Current & PotentialOutreach<br />JA (as a means and as a model)<br />Project Lead the way<br />Mentor Science Fairs<br />Develop a Summer Camp and/or Club<br />Competitions Sponsored by Local Businesses/Orgs<br />
    29. 29. Current & PotentialOutreach<br />GO STEM (USI)<br />Options (UofE)<br />Robotics (IVY Tech)<br />SWE Sponsored Bridge Building, Robotics…<br />Engineering Our Future, Future City, JETS, Expanding Your Horizons<br />
    30. 30. Current & PotentialOutreach:Key Take-Aways<br />Don’t Reinvent the Wheel<br />Share<br />Collaborate<br />Build Outreach that complements, instead of competes with, existing efforts<br />
    31. 31. Current & PotentialOutreach:Key Take-Aways<br />Have Metrics<br />Benchmark against groups who do similar work<br />Promote TWICE’s efforts and initiatives<br />
    32. 32. Using the TWICE Grant<br />Funding Camps<br />In schools<br />Outside schools<br />Scholarships to existing camps<br />Cascading Mentoring<br />Career Days/Career Fairs<br />
    33. 33. Using the TWICE Grant<br />Support Getting Resources to the Students<br />USI Mobile Tech, U of E, Vincennes Univ, SWE<br />Traveling One-Day Events <br />Create JA-type Sci/Tech Program <br />(or collaborate with JA)<br />
    34. 34. Using the TWICE Grant<br />Promotion<br />Create awareness via:<br />Marketing<br />Social Media<br />Canned Promos for TV/Radio<br />Build and Use TWICE’s Network<br />Benchmarking & Metrics<br />
    35. 35. Future Professionals<br /><ul><li>Get to the Kids
    36. 36. Use teacher/counselor rec’s, BUT…
    37. 37. Also reach out to the whole class – don’t ignore the “middle performers”
    38. 38. Find outreach opportunities for low income students (e.g. After-school programs)</li></li></ul><li>Future Professionals<br />Make outreach:<br /><ul><li>Real
    39. 39. Interesting
    40. 40. Relevant
    41. 41. Hands-On</li></li></ul><li>Future Professionals<br />Keep Parents in the Loop:<br /><ul><li>They’re the ones who might give that needed nudge
    42. 42. PTA/PTO for communication & support)
    43. 43. Using contact points (report cards, ball fields)</li></li></ul><li>Moving Forward<br />Sustaining Efforts Beyond 2012<br />Joint Ventures<br />Promotion & Metrics to garner further support<br />Dues<br />Use the TWICE network <br />Seek Corporate Sponsors<br />Pursue other Grants<br />
    44. 44. Image credit: xkcd<br />