The University of New Mexico’s Women in Technology (WIT) is hosting a launch event, Strengthening women in IT and making a difference together on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lobo A&B in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB). The event will include a keynote address by Ellen Fisher, UNM Vice President for Research, and various discussions and presentations involving women in technology.
Breakfast and lunch will be offered as part of the event. To sign up, visit Women in Technology. Registration closes on Monday November 7th.
Fisher, who is also a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UNM, has led several interdisciplinary efforts and catalyzed cultural shifts in the way research occurs in academic institutions and in partnership with a range of community stakeholders . Her research interests span a variety of topics in materials chemistry, team science, chemistry education, and responsible research behavior. She will be titled a keynote From Stage Manager to Center Stage: Learning to go your own way, regardless of your role.
The event also features two separate tracks, A and B, with notable speakers discussing various topics including Telling Better Stories Using Data and a Cyber Security Panel in Track A, as well as Developing a Warrior Mindset and Girls in Tech – Be Better than Average in Track B Afterwards, a UNM-WIT Roundtable: Workplace Challenges for Women in Tech Industry will discuss the workplace challenges for women in the tech industry. The round table will be followed by a lunch sponsored by the New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC).
7 – 8 am – Check-in and registration
8:00 – 8:10 – Welcoming remarks: Alesia Torres, Director, Proposals, Chair of the WIT Committee
8:10 – 8:20 – Words from the CIO: Duane Arruti, UNM Chief Information Officer
8:20-8:50 am – Ellen Fisher, UNM Vice President, Research
09:00 – 09:50 – Track A: Tell better stories with data; Track B: Developing a warrior mindset
10am – 10:50am – Track A: A panel discussion with women in cybersecurity: Converging Paths. Track B: Girl in Engineering
11 – 11:50 am – UNM Roundtable: Workplace Challenges for Women in Technology
12pm – 1pm – Lunch
UNM WIT was designed to foster a supportive, inclusive environment to advance the professional goals and aspirations of UNM women in technology and is open to all UNM faculty and staff.
For more information, see Women in Technology.