Phase One employees volunteered their time and knowledge to teach girls from 6th through 12th grades the variety of career opportunities available to them in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the recent “Girls in Technology: Sharing Our Success” event.
The evening began with interactive and engaging hands-on demonstrations from over ten companies in the DC Metro area. From a flying drone to a 3-D printer making game pieces, from a computer simulator locating missing assets to a bicycle to demonstrate energy efficiency, the girls had a great time experiencing technologies first-hand and learning more about what they can do to enter STEM careers. Phase One’s very own Ben Newell and Eddie McKulsky were on hand to teach girls basic cybersecurity skills, explaining with how to stay safe online and showing the importance of secure passwords.
Behind the scenes, Casey Linsey and Rachel Peck played key roles in hosting the event by serving on the event’s committee as the point of contact for all the demonstration companies and award presenter.
Whether your role at Phase One is technical or nontechnical, you can lend a hand to WIT’s mission of advancing women in technology. To get involved, there are numerous committees within WIT that you can join, ranging from organizing Girls in Technology events to securing corporate sponsorships. Being active within WIT not only allows you to build your networks within the industry but is also a great way for you to fulfill Pillar 6 requirements of corporate engagement and commitment. All Phase One employees – women AND men – are encouraged to get involved.
If you are interested in getting involved with WIT and its volunteering opportunities, please contact Casey Linsey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology - from the classroom to the boardroom - by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry.