Connecting Women in Technology (CWT) is a cross industry network, which includes Avaya, Cisco, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.
The network collaborates to encourage women to find role models and mentors, share best practice through networking, and provide a supportive environment to connect. CWT’s purpose is to send a strong message to the market that IT is an attractive place for women to work.
When I first jumped off the corporate train, I was surprised to notice the interest/curiosity that my gender could create in the start-up world. I’ve since come to realise that the interest/curiosity usually multiplies when it is revealed that my start-up is a tech one!
So, big thumbs up to CWT
CWT are hosting their 13th event: Professional Networking – Building Your Online Network and Managing Your Social Media Presence, this Wednesday, at Intel. I am delighted to feature as their keynote speaker, in a line-up that includes:
- Eileen Brown, who created CWT in 2007 when she worked at Microsoft;
- Katie Barnsley and Mark Walton of LinkedIn; and
- Angela Harkness and Cheryl Laidlaw, who will be encouraging CWT members to “Get educated, get social, get Google+”.
For more on the event, see: Agenda
Male or female, working for a CWT company or not, you’re very welcome to join via the hashtag: #CWTNetworking (when you click this link, you’ll see the most recent tweets).
See you at Intel and/or at the virtual cocktail party via the hashtag soon!