The College of Computer and Information Technology at St. Petersburg College will host the first Women in Technology Career Exploration and Networking event at the SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Workforce data shows the number of women in the technology field is dropping each year and the dean, faculty and staff of the College of Computer and Information Technology want to talk about it!
“While engineering and computer-related fields are some of the fastest growing fields in the United States, women only hold about one-quarter or less of those positions.” DoSomething.org
Panelists for Women in Technology event
Moderated by state Rep. Kathleen Peters, a panel of some of the Tampa Bay area’s most influential women in the technology industry will discuss what women bring to the industry, the need for diversity in this fast-growing field and the perks of being a techie.
Panelists include Angie Beltz, Vice President, Cisco Global Strategy at Tech Data; Sarrah Vesselov, a UI/UX Developer; and Director for the Tampa Women Who Code Chapter Christa Pusateri, Cybersecruity Executive Connector & President of ISSA Tampa Bay.
Women in Technology event details
The event will be held in the SS Building at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and runs from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Networking with light refreshments begins at 5:30pm. The panelists take the stage at 6 p.m. After the discussion, participants will have an opportunity to network and speak with employers and non-profits that include: Women Who Code, Girls Develop it, Power Design, Netwolves, Tech Data, Cisco, TekSystems and more.
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About the SPC College of Computer and Information Technology
This college at SPC provides guided pathways for degrees and certificates in a number of areas and a bachelor’s degree in technology management. It offers state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment and advanced and specialized classes in online or traditional classroom settings. The program works with SPC’s Technology Advisory Committee, made of professionals within the community who provide oversight and ensure the college’s programs remain relevant and effective, keeping up with the rapid changes in today’s IT industry.