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  • 2018-04-04 2:00 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at the Ladies in SaaS Advancing Women In Tech event last week. As promised, we drew a name from the bowl for a FREE one year membership to Women & Hi Tech. Congratulations Meisha Wide, you're the winner!
     

  • 2018-03-22 9:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    This is an exciting time to join the Women & Hi Tech leadership team. Serving on the Board of Directors is a chance to help improve our programs and services, and further our mission to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all through providing mentoring, education, networking and professional development, while recognizing and supporting girls and women in STEM.


    The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for Secretary, Executive Women’s Forum Director, Networking Events Director, and K-12 Outreach Director. Women & Hi Tech is run by an all-volunteer, working Board of Directors. We’re looking for candidates who are actively engaged with Women & Hi Tech, and will bring wisdom, experience, effectiveness, candor, and creative thinking to the organization.

    The call for nominations closes Monday, April 16, 2018.

    Learn more...

  • 2018-02-27 11:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Thank you TechPoint for the great article about our Past-President, Tiffany White.  Read the article here.

  • 2018-02-20 10:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. To achieve that goal, we work to connect female STEM professionals with each other and our community in Indiana. 

    Today, as we again celebrate the thriving tech scene here in Indianapolis with the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 TechPoint Mira Awards, we at Women & Hi Tech have two reasons to celebrate:

    First, we want to share our heartfelt congratulations to the Women & Hi Tech members and sponsors who made the list of Mira Award Nominees! 

    Second, we want to thank our board members Tiffany White, Past President, and Lori Boyer, Communications Director, for their contribution as judges for this year's record breaking crop of Mira Award applications

    As you see Women & Hi Tech actively pursues our mission every day.

  • 2018-02-01 6:00 PM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Own who you are and use your voice.  This was the consistent messaging delivered by a panel of diverse female professional leaders, who spoke in front of a packed audience at a Women & Hi Tech (W&HT) “Special Edition” of its Executive Women’s Forum on February 1, 2018.  The program was organized by Angela B. Freeman, W&HT Director of Networking Events, to highlight the organization’s new mission statement that emphasizes equality and inclusivity amongst women in STEM.

    The event entitled, “A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM” was held to provide practical tips and tools on how to advance diverse female talent in the workplace.  The panel shared their personal experiences and offered suggestions on how to promote self-worth.

    “You’re in the room for a reason; say what you have to say and say it loud and clear,” said Nicole M.B. Mitchell, the Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “Be confident in the voice you have and use your unique position.”

    Retired Eli Lilly Director of Medical Communications Elcira Villarreal imparted her mother’s wisdom, “You are not better than anyone, but no one is better than you.” She added, “Keep your humility, but respect yourself, respect others, and expect others to respect you.”

    The audience was challenged to utilize their privilege as professionals in STEM to help and champion other women, especially young girls.

    As a middle school student shared at the 2017 Ignite Your SuperPower (IYS)™event, “Today I learned girls can do anything!”, stated Audrey Taylor, President of Women & Hi Tech and founder and CEO of netlogx, an information risk management company. “We need to encourage and promote each other,” said Taylor.

    This dynamic panel also included Tuhina Chakrabarti, Vice President of Engineering, FLIR Systems; Ting Gootee, Chief Investment Officer, and Founding Member of Elevate Ventures; Rafia Khader, Program Manager, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI, along with the panel moderator, Dawn Rosemond, Partner and Director of Diversity, Professional Development, and Inclusion at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.

    In addition to participating in a “privilege” activity, all attendees left the program with practical takeaways and action items as follows:

    1. Promote Diversity of Thought
    2. Use Your Unique Position to Learn and Lead
    3. Exemplify Your Best Self
    4. Each One, Teach/Reach One
    5. Be Aware of Your Privilege and the Gradations of Privilege
    6. Ignite Your SuperPower (IYS)™
    7. Own and Leverage Your Power and Privilege through Sponsorship
    8. Advocate in a Nuanced Manner
    9. Make the Business Case for Diversity
    10. Time is Now!
    Attendees socialized at a networking reception to conclude Women & Hi Tech’s 2018 kickoff event. 

    Pictures from the event can be found here on our website.

     

  • 2017-12-14 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our President, Audrey Taylor on being awarded Member of the Year at the 14th Annual National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Visionary Awards Luncheon.  

    Learn more about NAWBO Indianapolis by visiting www.nawboindy.org.  


  • 2017-12-10 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Announcing our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Kelly Ragle! Kelly volunteered for our Holiday Networking Event, Executive Women's Forums, Passport to Hi Tech and our Spring Networking Event at IMS. Whenever there was a call for volunteers, Kelly was always willing to help.

  • 2017-12-08 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    We've posted some pictures from the Holiday Networking Event online.  Do you have some great pictures you'd like added?  If so, please email our Communications Director, Lori Boyer at Communications@womenandhitech.org

  • 2017-12-07 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)
    With thanks to our outstanding sponsors, Women & Hi Tech is honored to provide three scholarships this year to women studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in Indiana with the intent to remain in the state after graduation.  The scholarships (one graduate and two undergraduate) were awarded last night during the Women & Hi Tech Holiday Networking event held at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.   
     

     Scholarship Winners include:       

    • Trishnee Bhurosy, a Doctoral Candidate at Indiana University studying for her PhD in Health Behavior with a minor in Nutritional Epidemiology.     
    • Lauren Ravenell, a student at Ball State University, studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommnications with a focus on Emerging Media with minors in Computer Science and Spanish.     
    • Alexa Kovacs, a student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, studying for a Bachelor of Science with double majors in Mathematics and Economics.     

    "Women & Hi Tech encourages and celebrates all women can, and do, achieve in STEM fields," said Audrey Taylor, President of Women & Hi Tech.  "In awarding these three scholarship awards, Women & Hi Tech is supporting amazing women on their educational journey into STEM careers and it is an honor to be this year's President celebrating Trishnee, Lauren, and Alexa."

     

         
     

  • 2017-11-06 8:00 AM | Lori Boyer (Administrator)

    Volunteers needed at the 2017 Women & Hi Tech Holiday Networking Event on December 6, 2017 at the Skyline Club, located at American Square, 36th Floor, Indianapolis, IN  46282.  As a volunteer you will run the sign in table and our gift table. You must be registered for the event to volunteer. 

    To register to be a volunteer, go to http://signup.com/login/entry/3726532020122 

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