South Florida Celebrity CIOs Help Raise ITWomen Scholarship Funds


Victoria Usherenko

South Florida’s Celebrity CIOs Help Raise Scholarship Funds for High School Girls Pursuing a Career in Technology

ITWomen Brings Prominent CIOs Together for a Celebrity Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament and Casino Night on November 15th

DANIA BEACH, FL – November 1, 2012 –  It’s time to break out your mirrored sunglasses and practice stacking your chips! ITWomen is hosting the CIO Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser on November 15th at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel in Dania Beach, Florida.  CIOs from all over South Florida will bluff their way through this exciting event alongside scholarship donors who will compete for luxury prizes and ultimate bragging rights.

As ITWomen celebrates its 10th year, the Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament has become a flagship event for the organization, attracting national and global business to ITWomen’s mission of closing the gender gap in technology and engineering fields. Technology leaders participating in the event will find themselves in a casino-style setting, with table games complemented by gourmet dinner stations, chocolate and dessert bars, and a VIP pre-game reception hosted by the national CIO Executive Council.

ITWomen, the South Florida-based organization for professional IT and Engineering women, helps girls pursue technology and engineering degrees. ITWomen has raised more than $250,000 and awarded 59 scholarships to female graduates from South Florida high schools.

The  2012 Celebrity CIOs that will be at the event represent companies such as:  ABB Concise, AutoNation, Bacardi, Bluegreen, Broward Sheriff’s Office , Citrix, DHL Express US, Interval International, JM Family, MotionPoint, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NCL, Nova Southeastern University, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Perry Ellis, Royal Caribbean, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, Tyco Vertical Market Solutions, Ultimate Software, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and 3Cinteractive.

Event sponsors include Citrix, TekPartners, KST Data, Vitaver & Associates, Momentum Consulting, the CIO Executive Council, Autonation, ADT, Tyco Vertical Solutions, IBM and SunGard.

For more information, visit  Scholarship proceeds from the event will go to the ITWomen Charitable Foundation, a  501(c)3 nonprofit registered with the state of Florida.

About ITWomen

ITWomen is the premier South Florida organization dedicated to the advancement, advocacy, and development of professional women in technology and engineering. The ITWomen Charitable Foundation created the Role Model Speakers program to encourage schoolgirls 8 to 18 to consider technology careers, and initiated college scholarships for technology and engineering degrees.