"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 Women in Technology student organization will participate in two events during Women’s History Month in March.
As part of a campus wide celebration, WIT will take part in the University March in March, which will commemorate similar parades 100 years ago in support of women’s suffrage.
In addition, the women will take part in a nationwide effort to speak out and inspire more women to pursue careers in IT or other technology disciplines.