The Chattanooga Technology Council is forming a Women in Technology Chapter in Chattanooga. A small group of CTC members identified a need for an affinity group for women in technology. This is a program of the CTC and its structure is based on successful models in Atlanta, Washington DC and other major cities across the U.S. This new group has been formed with the mission “To provide support and recognition for women in technology through education, networking and mentoring.”
There is a gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs with women filling close to half of the jobs in the U.S. economy, but holding less than 25 percent of STEM jobs and a disproportionately low share STEM undergraduate degrees, said officials. It is WIT’s goal to help close that gender gap.
The WIT Kickoff Event and membership drive will be held on March 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Loose Cannon. This event is free with special WIT membership pricing offered to attendees that night. There will be live music courtesy of River City Jazz, food and drinks.
For more information and to register for the event visit www.chattanoogatechnologycouncil.org.