Young Women in IT Day
NETApp YWIT Day - Friday, November 13th from 11am-6:30pm
Opportunity for Girls in Grades 5-12
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 10th
NETApp is hosting a Young Women in IT Day on Friday, November 13th 11am-6:30pm. If you're interested, your parent needs to register you and read the information carefully. This is a national event and since it is during the school day, your parent(s) will also need to report your absence for classes. For the registration, parents will list Cynthia Brown as the NetApp Employee Sponsor. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Farquharson at email@example.com
WHEN: Join us on Friday, November 13, 11.00am - 6.30pm EST
DETAILS: (See attached flyer)
Why It Matters
- Girls comprise 46% of Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test-takers, but only 19% of AP Computer Science test-takers.
- Women hold 56% of all professional jobs in the U.S. workforce, but only 25% of IT jobs.
- In 2009, just 18% of undergraduate Computing and Information Sciences degrees were awarded to women; in 1985, women earned 37% of these degrees.
- Tech companies with more women on their management teams have a 34% higher return on investment; the presence of women on technical teams increases teams' collective intelligence, problem-solving ability, and creativity.
The event includes keynote speaker Renu Bhatia, VP NVIDIA, one of the top 100 Women of Influence and VP of Business Development & Sales.
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