ITWomen Role Models at World Fuel Services Host Field Trip for Girls from Miami Lakes Educational Center Jan 21 2016

ITWomen Role Models at World Fuel Services Hosted Field Trip for Girls from Miami Lakes Educational Center Jan 21 2016

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Robot Collaboration Was Part of the Fun at World Fuel Services’ Field Trip for IT Academy Girls

Fifteen Girls from the Miami Lakes Technical Educational Center were exposed to a day in the life of a Technologist at one of South Florida’s Fortune 100 Firms! World Fuel Services sponsored the ITWomen Role Models field trip.

ITWomen cannot thank enough World Fuel’s female technologists who came together Jan 21 to develop a jam packed, interactive agenda showcasing roles across IT, from Vice President, Project Leadership, Business Analysis and Architecture to Quality Assurance and Development, led by longtime ITWomen supporter Madeleine Garcia, Vice President of Information Technology,

Huge thank you to the following World Fuel Services (WFS) ITWomen who shared insights into their career journeys and helped open the girls to a world of possibilities, showing how, as women, we manage to balance it all in this always ‘on’ world of IT.

  • Madeleine Garcia
  • Paulina Shabo
  • Marcela Rico
  • Jessica Cedeno
  • Joy Ragin
  • Chyrel Morales
  • Heidy Gutierrez
  • Prathyusha Allala
  • Michelle Vazquez
  • Nagasree Sathya
  • Meika Bryan
  • Massoud Sedigh
ITWomen Role Model Speaker Joy Raglan, World Fuel Services, talks about world of possibilities for women in tech fields.

ITWomen Role Model Speaker Joy Ragin, World Fuel Services, talks about world of possibilities for women in tech fields.

The young ladies who are members of the IT Academy not only spent a day being introduced to WFS’ beautiful new office facilities, but they were also lucky enough to receive words of wisdom from World Fuel’s CEO, Michael Kasbar, and its CIO, Massoud Sedigh.

Feedback for World Fuel Services’ ITWomen Role Models

“The best part about today’s presentation was how each woman in IT explained the different fields in the IT industry, which gives me a wide variety of choices.”
” I really enjoyed everything today, but I enjoyed most the robot activity.”

ITWomen Role Model Survey 

  • Nearly half the girls said they would choose careers in Technology or Engineering or both.
  • More than half the girls most enjoyed the presentations of different roles within IT.
  • Another handful more enjoyed the robot activity.