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Thursday, March 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Birds of a Feather: Brainstorming ideas for Supporting Women in IT and Mentoring -- a Statewide Endeavor

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Join a Birds of a Feather session facilitated by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech for a round table discussion on what you are doing at your institution to support women in IT, including mentoring programs. We welcome all women, and potential allies, to join us! Several of us have recently attended Educause and Women Advance IT conferences and can share some great ideas and resources! Some topic for discussion include:
- Why is mentoring important? A look at some data and a sneak peek at Harvard's model.
- How mentoring can support women in IT.
- How mentoring can support professional development and career advancement.
Next steps: Discussion of interest in submitting a request to create a SIG for Supporting Women in IT and Mentoring.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce R. Landreth

Joyce R. Landreth

Deputy Executive Director, IT Experience and Engagement, Virginia Tech
Joyce Reish Landreth has over 30 years experience in Information Technology. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in both the private sector and academia. In her current position, she is responsible for providing strategic management, planning and direction to the Virginia... Read More →
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Rachel Crockett

AV Systems Engineer and Adjunct Instructor, Women's Studies, Old Dominion University
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Shannon Phillips

Associate Director, IT Operations, VT University Libraries
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Anne Shepard

Director of Service & Knowledge Management, Virginia Tech
Anne Sheppard has over 30 years’ experience working in Higher Education with ~20 years developing and managing strategic IT initiatives as part the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. She currently serves as the Director for Services and Knowledge Management in... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
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