Women in Technology Club kicks off this fall
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
The Women in Technology Club officers for 2023-24 are, from left, Ashlyn Caldwell, Kennedy Carver, Mia Pipkin, Charley Johnson, Hadley Dowers and Danielle Nester.
The Women in Technology Club, focused on attracting women to technical careers and preparing them for success as a woman in the industry, will launch this fall on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University.
The club is open to OSU students of all disciplines who are studying technology. Meetings will be focused on networking with female industry professionals, providing professional development and leadership opportunities, and educating students on all fields and aspects of the technology industry.
“Females are a minority in technology majors and careers, making it difficult for tech-minded young women to find inspiration, encouragement and community,” said Danielle Nester, president of the new club. “That’s why we are excited to have a new campus organization like Women in Technology that can be a part of the educational experience that helps female students at OSU network with other technology-focused women to make their dream careers a reality and help build a stronger, more diverse workforce.”
In addition to Nester, officers for the club were elected in the spring for the 2023-24 school year: Kennedy Carter, vice president; Mia Pipkin, treasurer; Ashlyn Caldwell, secretary; Charley Johnson, social media coordinator; and Hadley Dowers, marketing and communications chair. Kim Strom, professor of practice and Management Science and Information Systems department assistant head, and Tina Meier, director of Cloud and Infrastructure Services at OSU IT, are the co-advisors.
Members of the Women in Technology will experience a unique lineup of presenters this fall including successful women from Dell Technologies, Paycom, Williams, InterWorks, Love’s and NATO. In addition, the club will kick off with a social to get to know each other on Aug. 31 and a dress for success event by women in the fashion industry.
For complete information, follow Women in Technology on Instagram @okstatewit and on CampusLink.