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CTA Hosts 7th Annual Women in Technology Conference & Launches Scholarship Fund with Galvanize

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Fred Bauters
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DENVER (June 14, 2017) - Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosted its 7th annual Women in Technology Conference, presented by Arrow and Zayo, on Friday, June 9, for a sold-out crowd of 600+ women. During the event, the Women in Tech Scholarship Fund was launched through a partnership between its Colorado Technology Foundation (CTF) and Galvanize, which believes in making education and growth accessible to anyone.

 

The sold-out event was kickstarted by a chat between Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Robin Hickenlooper, First Lady of Colorado. They shared their ups and downs on the way to success and looked to future on how we all can play our part in bringing diversity and inclusion to Colorado’s tech community.

 

Participants heard from a variety of dynamic speakers and engaged in meaningful conversations on innovation, trends and opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s technology workforce. Each year, the conference helps forge new relationships, provides insights for professional growth and strengthens our Colorado tech community.

 

In the spirit of the day, CTF and Galvanize challenged the audience to carry the day’s energy forward by inviting them to sponsor a woman’s opportunity for a better future through the Women in Tech Scholarship Fund. Every dollar donated goes toward a scholarship fund aimed at women interested in taking a Galvanize data science, data engineering or web development course and will those funds will be matched by Galvanize.

“We need to give girls and women the skills needed to be our next CEOs, CIOs and engineers,” said Kelly Underell, Executive Director of the Colorado Technology Foundation. “Paying it forward to these women will have a measurable impact on our industry and communities.”

 

It’s an initiative that coincides with the two organizations’ missions to build out a robust tech talent pipeline that provides equitable opportunities regardless of gender, race or age.


"Creating opportunities in technology for anyone with smarts, drive and grit is our mission at Galvanize," said Jim Deters, Galvanize CEO. "It is a privilege to collaborate with WIT, CTA and other community leaders to provide scholarships to the skills required to be upwardly mobile.”

 

If you’d like to donate or learn more about the Fund, visit bit.ly/WITscholarshipfund.

 

About Colorado Technology Association

We work to focus the incredible efforts of Colorado’s tech community, accelerate collaboration and tell its story of innovation. Founded in 1994, we advance the tech ecosystem across the state and solidify Colorado’s place as the definitive tech hub between the coasts. Learn more: coloradotechnology.org.

 

 

About Galvanize

Galvanize is a 21st Century school for engineers, entrepreneurs and data scientists. On eight campuses across the U.S., the energy, intellect and ambition of Galvanize students, members and alumni are at the heart of a learning community that promotes belonging, and that celebrates courage and growth. Our faculty and flexible blended-learning platform, combining part-time online education and in-person training, provide the most relevant and in-demand technical skills to anyone with the drive and determination to re-skill, up-skill and define success on their terms. Our members include first-time entrepreneurs, growing startups, and Fortune 1000 companies all looking to level-up. Become a member or enroll in an immersive course by visiting the Galvanize website. Follow us: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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