Virtual Chapter Spotlight:
Women In Technology
In 2003 I attended my very first PASS
Summit. I was brand new to the world of MS SQL server, working towards becoming
a junior DBA, and was there to learn everything I could about SQL Server.
I distinctly remember my senior DBA suggesting that I attend the
inaugural Women in Technology luncheon at Summit that year, and I declined. I
can honestly say that I should have gone to that lunch in 2003, and I was dead
wrong about what I perceived the WIT Luncheon and Virtual Chapter (VC) to be.
The WIT Luncheon and VC is a vibrant group of technologists that
focus on what it means to be a WIT, how to break down the barriers to women
entering technology fields, providing networking opportunities for WIT, and
engaging the entire community to talk about perceptions and challenges that WIT
face in the workplace.
Over the last couple of years we have
worked hard to increase our core group of volunteers, which has allowed us to
expand our reach beyond the Summit. You can now find an organized WIT presence
at most PASS events and we are very happy to support the upcoming
24 Hours of PASS WIT edition March 15-16.
If you are interested in the work we do,
or would just like to learn more about our group, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on our monthly conference call on the fourth
Wednesday of the month.
Additional information about our
activities can be found at
http://wit.sqlpass.org. Read the complete article
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