Written by Nacime Karami
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Women in the Channel’s Girls in Telecom & IT (GITIT) partnered with The Channel Company to host the Women of the Channel West event. The focus of this occasion was geared towards young women with engineering and STEM backgrounds.
Hilary Gadda (Director, Channel Partner Program, TPx Communications), Raquel Wiley (Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, TPx Communications), and Nacime Karami (Regional Sales Director, VeloCloud Networks) worked together to engage the young students and inspire them to look into a future in technology.
This workshop included young women from Cupertino High School, Sonoma Valley High School, California Polytechnic State University, San Francisco State University as well as UC Berkeley. The event provided an overview of Information Technology and encouraged young female students to think outside of the box and consider careers in technology.
During this informative and interactive workshop, the students shared with one another their desired professions in technology. Often times, people make the false assumption that careers in technology solely consist of programming or coding. In order to dispute this ideology, we discussed the many exciting career opportunities that exist in the field of technology. One example is a GeoSpatial Scientist who uses GPS to determine where the next bridge, library, or school should be placed. Moreover, many career opportunities exist within the field of technology sales as well as channel and program management.
The workshop was highly successful in the sense that it exposed young female professionals to exciting career opportunities that they may not have previously considered!
The full article and introduction of the event can be found, here.
GITIT was also invited by Women of the Channel to participate in the December event in New York City. Our goal is to inspire young ladies with varying backgrounds across the nation to consider new and exciting careers in Information Technology!