June 24 (In Person) – Patti Dismukes, Board President, Women In Technology (WIT) and Penny Collins, President/CEO, WIT
Patti Dismukes is a Business Development Executive for Cognizant Softvision, a global IT software engineering products company, while serving as the President of the Board for WIT. Penny Collins is the President and CEO of WIT, and former Chief Control Technology Officer for First Data Corporation. Together, they pack a double punch in supporting girls and women pursuing STEAM related careers, through scholarships, certification programs, and job placements. In the past year, they awarded a $10,000 WIT Girls’ Scholarship and established a Single Mother’s Program to certify and place underserved single mothers in cybersecurity jobs, placing 15 in cybersecurity roles in 2021. Women in the workforce have been particularly hard hit by the Pandemic but recent research indicates that 63% of those who left are planning to return and want to return to a STEM-related career. Join us at the Commerce Club to hear these experts on this phenomenon and much more.