FutureForward!

ITWomen Celebrity CIO Leadership Series
2020 -2021 Scholarship Support

Claire Marrero ITWomen President

FutureForward!

Dear ITWomen Partners and Sponsors,

We are excited to launch our FutureForward! campaign to support scholarships to deserving girls pursuing a future in tech. We are inviting Celebrity CIOs, past scholarship sponsors, and members of our tech community to discuss trends and new products in a series of Zoom conversations.

Please contact me for attendance space. There is no charge for attending our CIO webinars, but a donation for our 2020-2021 scholarship program is suggested. We also offer opportunities to name a scholarship after you or your company.

We are grateful for your longtime support, now more than ever. COVID has sadly affected so many families in South Florida.

Your gifts bring hope to a deserving female high school senior who has shown leadership and hard work to be accepted into a college for a STEM degree in IT or Engineering. Her dreams are only limited by her resources. Often our scholars are the first ones in their family to attend college and they will start amidst the worst pandemic in modern history. They still face a sizeable gender gap in the industry.

Your participation gives hope to narrowing that gap, and great joy to future tech leaders, one girl at a time.

-- Claire Marrero
ITWomen President

Coming Next: 
Zoom with Peggy Johnson, Magic Leap CEO

Alana Karen, Adventures of Women in Tech author, conversations with ITWomen president Claire Marrero

Oct 30, 2020 - Google tech leader Alana Karen,  author of The Adventures of Women in Tech, How We Got Here and Why We Stayled a FutureForward! discussion of women's day-to-day experiences in the tech world. Thank you to Alana, one of our 2020  Scholarship Ambassadors.

"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. 

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Progress is being made to increase the numbers and leadership of women in technology.  But we have much work to do. Your support for programs like college scholarships for Computer Science and Engineering degrees are making a difference.

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Percent of computing workforce who were African-American women in 2019
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Percentage of software engineers who are female.
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Percentage of women holding all U.S. tech jobs in 2018
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1 in 5: The ratio of women to men in the engineering industry

Joe & Sharon Moura
Alana Karen
Victoria Usherenko
Tal Zlotnitsky
Mark Willey
Danielle Cullison
Sheila Leathem

 

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