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Advancing women in it 02.20.2014


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Advancing women in it 02.20.2014

  1. 1. Presented by: Michelle Ragusa-McBain
  2. 2. Agenda • A bit about me • What do you want to be when you grow up? • Just the facts • CompTIA AWIT • How can we make a difference?
  3. 3. Luka Austin Danger Powers Baby McBain Mirage Danica Mila
  4. 4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  5. 5. Michelle’s Cisco Professional Timeline Began working at Cisco- 2005 Cisco Account Manager 2005-08’ Graduated Sales/Engineering from Cisco Global Academy-2005 CCSE, CCDA certified CCSE Selected to be on the Executive Council of AWIT 2011/Vice Chair 2014 Customer Service Relationship Manager Service Provider 2008-13’ WW Excellence Winner in Innovation & Growth Global Customer Experience Manager for Ingram: Classic and CBN 2013/14 SMB150 Winner for work in AWIT Community! HAPPY 9TH CiscoAnniversary!
  6. 6. Something odd?
  7. 7. Education= Future
  8. 8. Without Women Computing as we know it would not exist
  9. 9. What does research say?
  10. 10. Women, where do we stand? NY Times infograph, displays startling statistics about the lack of female representation, and decline of Women in High Tech fields.
  11. 11. Women STEM Careers
  12. 12. What does that mean? • Attrition rate of women is TWICE that of men in high tech sector. • 56% of women in technology companies leave midway through their career • Represents a significant and costly loss of talent • 25% is approximately 200,000 women in IT
  13. 13. Nearly 50 years after the modern women's movement began, the omission of women is fairly common, yet many people assume the battle for equality is largely over. " Perfectly nice guys will say to me, 'You must be so happy you've won!' andsheretorts …. " ‘But are you working for a woman?' And they look appalled.” Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s.
  14. 14. Did you know On average women make $.77 cents for every $1.00 a man makes?
  15. 15. Glass Ceiling? • In management women account 1/3 M.B.A. classes, but… • Only 2% of Fortune 500 CEOs • 6 % of top earners • 8 % of top leadership positions • 16 % of board directors and corporate officers
  16. 16. Recognition for Women in IT? 13% 7% CDN Top Newsmakers- 2011 12% 11%
  17. 17. Recognition for Women?
  18. 18. Inspirational Leaders Facebook COO HP CEO Yahoo CEO
  19. 19. What can we do?
  20. 20. What is CompTIA? • CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a nonprofit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy & philanthropy.
  21. 21. The Advancing Women in IT Community About The CompTIA Advancing Women in IT (AWIT) Community is dedicated to empowering women with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their pursuit of successful IT careers, as well as to inspire women to enter the IT field as a career choice. Description • The community is a vital information resource • provides mentorship and networking opportunities • develops member-driven initiatives and programs • Is active in legislation involving women and careers • Is actively involved in pursing the overall objectives of the CompTIA – ECAP (education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy). Members of this group are women who are currently in or aspire to be in IT careers and men who support this mission.
  22. 22. The faces of AWIT
  23. 23. AWIT Executive Council I was just nominated and voted to be… Vice Chair for FY 2014! 
  24. 24. How does AWIT help?
  25. 25. You Tube Outreach Video: You Tube Video:
  26. 26. Insights from IT Leaders & Their Paths to Success Moderator: Doriana Allyn, Brother International Mary Ellen Grom, VP, SYNNEX Corporation John Mehrmann, CEO Zylog Systems Limited Nellie Scott, Mg, Lenovo Stephanie Young, VP, Xerox Marci Meaux, VP CA Portfolio Management at Cisco Michelle Chiantera, Director US Channel Marketing at Cisco
  27. 27. Webinars and Seminars • • • • Quarterly Webinars (I moderated our last two: Social Media for Business and Personal) Open to everyone Informative and variety of topics and panelists Free to attend
  28. 28. Youth Outreach • Targeting and promoting females in JHS, HS, and College to consider a career in STEM/IT • Working in impoverished communities and Non Profits • Tech Schools (Ex Chicago Tech School below who came to our CompTIA AMM)
  29. 29. Military Outreach • Target women retiring from the military to pursue career opportunities in IT • Career Training/Mentoring
  30. 30. Volunteer and Give Back Charitable donation of $10,000 this year--funding is provided through CompTIA's charitable arm Creating IT Futures--to groups that promote women in IT.
  31. 31. Donations to Non Profits: Local Reach Tech Girlz is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to ‘a boring computer job,’ but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. Here are some of the things we offer: • Technology events • Classes, programs, &projects • Peers, mentors, & role models • Online and offline resources
  32. 32. Donations to Non Profits: Global Reach
  33. 33. Implement Change
  34. 34. ECAP: TechVoice • • • • Education Certification Advocacy Philanthropy Goal: Make sure Legislation in Washington/Congress are advocates for women in tech and education. Led by Nancy Hammervik – SVP and AWIT advocate of CompTIA
  35. 35. Cisco: A great place for working women and mothers
  36. 36. Times have changed….
  37. 37. Newsworthy Evangelism Read more:Advocatesset goalto educate10,000 abouttech opportunitiesfor women FierceCIO Subscribe at FierceCIO
  38. 38. Do YOUR part! • 77% of young women say they don’t even know someone who works in IT. • Take the time to share what you do with the young girls in your life- inspire them! • Encourage more mentorship and “women in IT days” at work and the community.
  39. 39. Let’s get Social: