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Looking for Women in Tech

Tech Valley Women in Tech – Kickoff  Meeting
October 11, 2011, 6-8pm

Albany Marriott Lounge
189 Wolf Road, Albany NY

Kick-off meeting to organize a group for Tech Valley women in technology, with a focus on female STEM professionals. Networking, job leads, tech tips, work/family balance strategies, mentoring, and/or anything else members would find helpful.

For more information, contact:
Annmarie Lanesey, Greane Tree Technology, alanesey@greanetree.com(518) 244-4633
Nicole Messier, Portfolio PR Group, nicole@portfolioprgroup.com(518) 306-4029

Light hors de vors will be served.  RSVPs appreciated.

–6pm to 6:30 Networking

6:30 to 7:30Discussion

7:30 to 8pm More Networking


Introductions  –

Why are we here?

Nicole Messier, CEO Portfolio PR Group

Annmarie Lanesey, President Greane Tree Technology


Introductions from attendees – 

Why are you here?

History of similar organizations in Tech Valley:

ATW, WITI, etc


National Models:

Girls in Tech http://www.girlsintech.net



Girls in Tech is a global social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology.


Women in Technology International (WITI)


http://www.witi.com/ WITI was founded to help women advance by providing access to – and support from – other professional women working in all sectors of technology. 


Girl Geek Dinners http://girlgeekdinners.com/


The Girl Geek Dinners were founded on the 16th August 2005as a result ofone girl geek who got annoyed and frustrated about being one of the only females attending technical events. 
Alliance of Technology and Women




Where do we go from here?


More Resources:

http://www.albany.edu/cci/cciwit.php SUNYA College of Computing and
Information Women in Technology


http://www.girlsintechnology.org/index.cfm Committee of Women in
Technology to encourage girls

http://anitaborg.org/ Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

http://www.ncwit.org/ National Center for Women & Information Technology

http://www.witi.com/center/aboutwiti/ Women in Technology International

http://gracehopper.org/2011/ Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

http://www.wepan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=182 Profile
of Barbara Ruel, director of Diversity and Women in Engineering Programs
at RPI

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/ The Society of Women Engineers











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