Tonight marks a special occasion for the women of New Orleans in technology. A new group, New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT), created out of a presentation at Barcamp, is hosting a kickoff party for all women in IT in the greater New Orleans area.
New Orleans WIT aims to improve the industry landscape for women in IT in the city. The organization does this by working to increase salaries and the number of women in IT in New Orleans by 75% by 2020. With a community-based approach, New Orleans WIT will embrace mentoring, professional development and career advancement through monthly roundtables, regularly scheduled events and conferences.
Over 50 have registered for tonight’s event. Suffice to say the next event will be bigger and better! The first monthly roundtable we will go over the mission of New Orleans WIT, the format of the monthly roundtables, and choose the roundtable topics for the following months. To register for the monthly roundtable meeting (August 22), click here.
For more information, visit neworleanswit.org.