The National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, October 20-22, 2005. Along with a free Career Fair featuring over 100 leading corporations exclusively seeking women, the increasingly popular conference offers a variety of networking events, workshops and seminars including: 'Managing A Team When You're The Only Woman,' 'The Corporate Game - 3 Rules for Winning,' and 'Mission Possible: Balance for the Superwoman.'
The National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, October 20 – 22, 2005.
Along with a free Career Fair featuring over 100 leading corporations exclusively seeking women, the increasingly popular conference offers a variety of networking events, workshops, and seminars including: “Managing a Team When You’re the Only Woman”, “Mission Possible: Balance for the Superwoman”, and “The Corporate Game – Three Rules for Winning” hosted by Sun Microsystems. Other corporate sponsors include The Boeing Company, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Gulfstream Aerospace, IBM, Lockheed Martin, MITRE Corporation, Raytheon and Wal-Mart.
Founded and produced by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), publishers of Women of Color (technology) magazine, Hispanic Engineer & IT magazine, Science Spectrum magazine and US Black Engineer & IT magazine, the conference addresses the under representation of minority women in technology and the many areas of business where technology is making a tremendous impact.
“The gap is clear”, says Dr. Tyrone D. Taborn, CCG’s chairman and CEO. “In engineering schools, women are only 15 percent of the student body. Women receive fewer than 29 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science and only about 11 percent of all engineers are women.” The National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference recognizes some of America's most distinguished technologists and business leaders, while offering encouragement and opportunities to those seeking careers in the field.
The Technology Recognition Luncheon honoring both veterans and rising stars on Friday, October 21st, Power Breakfast on Saturday, October 22nd and Career Fair featuring corporations, government agencies and educational institutions on Saturday, 10am to 4pm, are just three of this year’s special 10th Anniversary highlights. The conference’s signature event, the Women of Color Technology Awards Gala, takes place Saturday evening.
According to Taborn, “The most significant career barrier for women in Corporate America today is the lack of role models of the same racial/ethnic group and not having influential mentors. This is the value this conference aims to provide.”
For more information and a complete list of the 2005 Women of Color awardees and sponsors visit www.womenofcolor.net or call 410-244-7101.