WiTT February Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 24th from 4:30 – 6:00pm
Where: Lipscomb University, Burton Health Sciences Center, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
**Please note that we are meeting tonight in the Flex Space on the lower level of the AM Burton Health Sciences Building. Parking is available in lots on University Park Drive just off Belmont Blvd.**
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Topic: Organization and Technology – How to Use Both Efficiently
Speaker: Sara Skillen, Founder of SkillSet Organizing
Sara S. Skillen is the founder and owner of SkillSet Organizing. A former educator and musician, she is also a certificated paralegal with experience with both in-house legal departments and law firms. Sara transitioned to being a home and business organizer in 2012, serving the greater Nashville area. She became an Evernote Business Certified Consultant in September of 2014. Learn more..
WiTT / TWISTER Scholarships 2015
Congratulations to the 2015 TWISTER scholarship winners!
The winner of the $5,000 scholarship was Akhila Ashokan, a senior at Martin Luther King Junior Magnet School. Ashokan will put her TWISTER scholarship to good use at Vanderbilt University, where she plans to major in Computer Science.
The $1,000 scholarship sponsored by WiTT’s Corporate Partner, Asurion, was awarded to Morgan Hosay, a senior at Harpeth Hall School. Hosay plans to major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and is in the process of deciding on a university.
“As a Corporate Partner, Asurion is proud to support WiTT and their work to empower women in technology through education, outreach, mentoring and networking. Careers in science, engineering, technology and math offer tremendous opportunity to change and improve the lives of people around the world, and we are pleased to see such a strong interest in these fields from so many young women in Tennessee. Congratulations to all the applicants of this year’s Twister Scholarship,” said Barry Vandevier, Chief Technology Officer, Asurion.
For more information, please view the press release.
WiTT / Lipscomb Mentoring Program
WiTT is working with Lipscomb to develop an enduring mentoring program. We are looking for professional women who work in the IT space to partner up with a female student from Lipscomb who is pursuing a degree and soon a career in the same or similar field you work in. We currently have eight female students interested in this exciting opportunity!
The commitment would be approximately one meeting per month with your mentee. There will be topics provided to help drive conversation, but really it is you providing an opportunity to a young woman who is attending Lipscomb with the hope of a career in the IT realm. This is a great way to help encourage women to pursue a career path in Technology. Please contact Britni.email@example.com or by phone 724-462-9716 with any interest or questions you may have about the program.
Nashville ATHENA Scholarship Program 2015!
Our 2015 nominees for the Athena Awards: Athena – Joann Eckton, and Young Professional – Audrey Roberts
$3,000 ‘Supporting Technology Scholarship’
General information about the ATHENA scholarships are posted on the ATHENA website at NashvilleATHENAAwards.org. $3,000 ‘Supporting Technology Scholarship’ is sponsored by Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) and will be awarded during the ATHENA award ceremony in March 2015.