Janeth Vargas is one of five women chosen to be featured in a nationwide campaign to support Latinas in Technology. The media campaign and support program is aimed at engaging Latinas and their families in discussions about careers in technology.
"We need more girl power in the power industry," said one student. "Women in technology rock!" exclaimed an administrator. "It's everyone's responsibility to take action (women included)!" added a graduate student.
An empty red chair will beckon to students, faculty and staff in Knoy Hall March 5, urging them to reflect on the role of women in technology.
As part of the national Sit With Me campaign, Purdue’s Women in Technology student organization will embrace the slogan “sometimes you have to sit to take a stand” and invite others to offer insights about women in technology.
Women and men are invited to share their thoughts between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 in the Knoy Hall lobby.
The College of Technology’s Women in Technology (WIT) student organization got a little bit of help in their efforts to recruit and retain the next generation of female leaders in technology, thanks to a $750 grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
WIT was awarded the 2013 Student Seed Fund grant, sponsored through a partnership between NCWIT Academic Alliance and Symantec, for their WITty Sisters mentoring program.