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2014 2015.announcement.03.va.2015-01-07

Girls in Technology (GIT) Mentor-Protege Program in Virginia's Announcement for session on Passion for STEM.

STEM education can provide us with expanded career opportunities. As high school students, protégés are contemplating what to major in college and what kind of career to pursue. Does a future in STEM mean we have to trade in our passions for a career? The session will explore our interests and passions and how combined with STEM, our passions can elevate to greater heights!

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2014 2015.announcement.03.va.2015-01-07

  1. 1. Virginia 2014-2015 WELCOME TO OUR MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM! Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. AT&T Government Solutions 1900 Gallows Road Vienna, VA 22182 Session #3: Passion for STEM & CyberGirls Demonstration Mentor-Protégé Session #3: Passion for STEM STEM education can provide us with expanded career opportunities. As high school students, protégés are contemplating what to major in college and what kind of career to pursue. Does a future in STEM mean we have to trade in our passions for a career? The session will explore our interests and passions and how combined with STEM, our passions can elevate to greater heights! Demonstrators Girls in Technology CyberGirls Girls in Technology, in partnership with Maryland and Virginia high schools and universities, hosts a yearlong programwith CyberPatriots. CyberPatriotsis the premier national high school cyber defense competition designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders critical to our nation’s security. GIT’s CyberGirls will provide cyber security demonstrations to the Mentor-Protégé Program. Learn more about GIT’s Cyber Girls: http://www.womenintechnology.org/service/git/cyberpatriot-teams
  2. 2. Virginia 2014-2015 Girls in Technology ProgramChair Trish Barber Trish is returning as the 2014-2015 Girls in Technology Program Chair! Trish is an accomplished digital media marketing professional with experience in leveraging internet software tools to supercharge an organization’s traditional marketing efforts. Trish’s has been in the digital media space since the early 1990’s as one of the first 150 employees at AOL where she was involved in bringing traditional media companies online and leveraging AOL’s user community to generate content that enhanced traditional media coverage. She held leadership positions with AOL’s Greenhouse, AOL’s Digital City, and AOL Community. More recently, Trish has been involved with entrepreneurial technology companies that are changing the way marketing is done. She co-founded a venture backed software company called iBelong Networks and later founded 3WaysDigital where she is providing database marketing services to companies realizing that traditional marketing methods aren’t enough in this technology economy. Trish is the mother of three children and has learned that parenting is the ultimate entrepreneurial venture. She enjoys taiko drumming, wine collecting, hiking, needle work, and being a groupie for her kids. Chair, Virginia Mentor-Protégé Jenny Oh Jenny is currently an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. She has worked with several technology and financial organizations providing financial and business strategy. She attended the University of Maryland for both undergraduate and graduate studies in Finance, and Information Technology Project Management. She is very passionate about advancing arts and culture, as well as empowering the youth, minorities, and women through mentoring, financial literacy, socio-cultural integration, and academic and professional development. Jenny loves collaborating with various community- centric organizations to design programs, develop funding strategies, and to have fun. Jenny is an avid traveler. When she is not in the office or on the front lines of community activism; she is off on a bike, bus, train, plane, or boat exploring the global backyard. During a trip to South Africa in January 2013, she was extremely saddened by the profound and helpless circumstances of women due to the lack of social infrastructure for progress. The week Jenny returned home to Virginia, she joined Women in Technology and Girls in Technology. She is proud to be part of an organization that provides females with resources, support and motivation to aim high, achieve success, and overcome challenges and barriers.
  3. 3. Virginia 2014-2015 Sponsor Programs are made possible through the generosity of professional women who donate their time, energy and passion and corporate sponsorships, such as AT&T, Johns Hopkins, and Women in Technology Education Foundation. Thanks to our Program Underwriter: The Women in Technology Education Foundation (WITEF) empowers women and girls to change the world by excelling in STEM-related careers. We use education to create awareness, excitement, and opportunity among girls and women, and to encourage them to work in technology- related fields. WITEF provides scholarships, mentoring, tools, and speakers, and supports school-sponsored and community-based programs that foster technology interest in girls and women of all ages. We also provide financial support to sponsor field trips, assist with program and curriculum development, and contribute program resources for Career Days in Virginia, Maryland, and DC to serve economically and socially disadvantaged girls. Through WITEF’s efforts, thousands of girls and women in the metropolitan DC area have learned about the exciting opportunities available to them in technology-related careers. Thanks to our Program Host: AT&T Government Solutions is a long-standing, trusted source of information technology solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and IT managed solutions expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and a complementary team of industry-leading technology companies. Best known for network leadership in voice, data, video, and managed services, AT&T is a proven solutions integrator, with professional service expertise in enterprise architecture, business transformation, knowledge management, training, program management, systems engineering and security. Driving Directions AT&T Government Solutions 1900 Gallows Rd. Vienna, VA 22182 Directions from I-495, the Beltway Take Exit 47A West onto Route 7 (Leesburg Pike). Follow Route 7 west approximately one mile. Turn left at the second stoplight onto Gallows Road. Make an immediate right onto Boone Boulevard. The AT&T parking garage is on your left. Visitor parking is located on the ground level.
  4. 4. Virginia 2014-2015 Mentor-Protégé Program Schedule Our monthly sessions are held on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8:30 PM. Each session will include a light meal, networking, featured speaker or panel discussion and group mentoring. The session agenda for each session: 6:00 – 6:30 Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments 6:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Announcements 6:45 – 7:30 Featured Speaker/Panel Discussion 7:30 – 8:30 Mentoring sessions 8:30 Close-out Recommend Others for the Mentor-Protégé Program! Encourage the high school girls in your house, neighborhood or circle to apply for this program! Visit Girls in Technology to apply, www.womenintechnology.org/GIT. Up to thirty-five High School girls are accepted into each program. While most of our Mentors continue to work with us, we encourage new Mentors to apply as well. GIT holds two congruent programs per year in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland with 5 sessions each. About Girls in Technology Girls in Technology (GIT) is led by a steering committee of Women in Technology (WIT) that is dedicated to offering programs for girls in grades 6 through 12 that are designed to create awareness and excitement about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as educate and inspire by introducing girls to the vast array of opportunities available to women in these fields. Program speakers, mentors and committee members volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of our future generations. Programs are made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsorships, Women in Technology and WIT Education Foundation. About WIT and WIT Education Foundation Women in Technology Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Northern Virginia’s powerful organization, Women in Technology (WIT), and the primary funder of WIT’s committee, Girls in Technology (GIT). The Foundation empowers women and girls to change the world by excelling in technology-related careers. We use education to create awareness, excitement and opportunity among girls and women, and to encourage them to work in technology- related fields. Event / Topic Virginia Sessions Mentor Orientation Session September 24 Session 1 – Protégé Orientation & STEM Career Exploration October 8 Session 2 – Leadership November 12 *No December Program* Session 3 – A Passion for STEM: How to Own Your Success January 7 Session 4 – Innovation: Embrace Fear and Learn to Fail February 11 Session 5 - Graduation & How Can You Change the World? March 11
  5. 5. Virginia 2014-2015 Program Contacts Program Contacts: ProgramChair, Girls in Technology: Trish Barber Email: tbarber@3waysdigital.com Chair, Virginia Mentor-ProtégéProgram: Jenny Oh Email: jenny.k.oh@gmail.com Vice Chair, Virginia Mentor-Protégé Program: Edith Ababio Email: edith.ababio@gmail.com Protégé Liaison: Melanie Hendrick Email: hendrick_melanie@bah.com Mentor Liaison: Whitney Vickrey Email: wmv747@gmail.com WITOffice: Email: staff@womenintechnology.org Tel: 703-766-1153 Connect with us! Facebook: Click Here Twitter: Click Here Blog: Click Here LinkedIn: Click Here To host or underwrite a Girls in Technology Program, please contact: Dede Haskins Chair, WITEducation Foundation Email: dhaskins@newvisionhealth.com Karen Louis Treasurer, WITEducation Foundation Email: Karen.louis@WJTechnologies.com

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Girls in Technology (GIT) Mentor-Protege Program in Virginia's Announcement for session on Passion for STEM. STEM education can provide us with expanded career opportunities. As high school students, protégés are contemplating what to major in college and what kind of career to pursue. Does a future in STEM mean we have to trade in our passions for a career? The session will explore our interests and passions and how combined with STEM, our passions can elevate to greater heights!

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