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2023 ITWomen volunteers celebrate return of signature fundraiser Celebrity CIO Texas Hold'em Tournament & Casino night for Engineering and Tech scholarships for girls.

Thank You IT Community for a Great Turnout!

ITWomen Celebrity CIO Poker Tournament & Casino 

Fundraiser Nov 9

You Joined the Fun and Raised the Odds for More Women in Tech

Participating CIO and Tech Leaders from:

City National Bank of Florida * Cushman Wakefield * DHL Express * GA Telesis *  Jazwares * JM Family * Marc Henry Cruise Holdings * Marriott Vacations Worldwide * Nova Southeastern University * Otis Elevator * Pediatrix * Perry Ellis * Princess Cruises * Royal Caribbean * Scribe America * Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood FL * Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits * TIME * Tracfone Wireless * Verizon Value Segment * World Fuel Services.

Tournament Sponsors
CAI | CGI + Momentum | Compuquip | Princess Cruises | Synergy Technologies |  The Talent Source | UKG

Top Prize Sponsors include

Aranique Brown"The experiences and knowledge I’ve gained from ITWomen’s investment in my education are immeasurable. Through ITWomen’s support, I have accomplished much of what I once thought was impossible. I hope to one day give back to this foundation, uplifting and supporting the many more women in technology who are sure to succeed me."

- Aranique, an ITWomen scholarship recipient,  simultaneously earned her M.A. in Information Systems and Operations Management with a focus in Data Science and a B.A. in Business Administration at the University of Florida. . 

Jovanie Smith"The ITWomen Foundation Scholarship has served as a mentor in my life, a motivator in times of need, a huge supporter every step of the way, and a way for me to make it through college. My dedication to opportunities and technology would not have been the same, and who I am today, will not have been the same."

Jovanie Smith, class of 2019, Southern University and A&M College. B.S. Computing Science. Jovanie is now a software engineer at Lockheed Martin. 

Emilia HernandezBefore attending an ITWomen Summer Robotics and Coding Camp taught by an ITWomen scholarship recipient, I wasn't sure what I might like to study after high school.  

- Emilia Hernandez, class of 2024,  will be earning a B.A. in Digital Arts at UCF.

Why Tech Scholarships for Young Women Matter  


% of African-American women in computing workforce, 2019
% of female software engineers
Percentage of women holding all U.S. tech jobs, 2018
5 men to every woman in the engineering industry

Reach Girls Early

Since 2002, ITWomen role model volunteers have introduced more than 25,000 middle school and high school girls to robotics, coding and provided free summer camps and more to Inspire, Educate and Empower girls to see themselves with a future in tech.  

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