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  • Mon, March 29, 2021 7:29 PM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    GeodisWMS Implementation Analyst II – Manhattan

    BridgestoneManager, Digital Solutions and Industry Standards 

    Bridgestone: Master Black Belt 

    CGI: Lead .NET Developer 

    Asurion: Senior Design Researcher 

    Palo Alto NetworksCloud Security Systems Engineer 

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer 

    Insight: Enterprise Services Account Executive

    VUMCSystem Analyst 

    VUMC: PHP Application Developer 

    Trinisys: Project Manager Intern

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer 

    Vaco: Manager, Security Operations Center

  • Tue, March 02, 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous
    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    AllianceBernstein: QA Lead 

    Palo Alto Networks: Direct Sales Manager - Great Smoky Mountains

    Geodis: IT Project Manager II - Financial Applications

    Asurion: Senior Director of Product Security 

    CGI: Lead .NET Developer

    L3 Harris: Senior Specialist, Embedded Software Engineer 

    L3 Harris: Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer

    Insight: Soluntion Sales Executive

    Insight: Azure Architect

    Trinisys: Healthcare Data Engineer

  • Sun, January 31, 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous
    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    AllianceBernstein: Senior Project Manager

    CGI: BI Developer

    Asurion: Director of Software Engineering

    UDig: .Net Software Engineer

    UDig: Lead RPA Engineer

    L3Harris: Embedded Software Engineer

    L3Harris: Technical Support Engineering

    Bridgestone: Release Train Engineer

    Bridgestone: Senior Cloud Security Engineer

    VUMC: Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect

    VUMC: Director of IT

    Insight: Azure Architect

  • Sun, December 06, 2020 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.


    Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Business Intelligence Developer

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center: ETL Application Developer

    BridgestoneSr. Cloud Engineer

    Bridgestone: Sr. IAM Engineer

    L3Harris: Sr. Specialist Embedded Software Engineer

    Asurion: Sr. Product Manager

    AllianceBernstein: Project Manager

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer

    Insight: Data Scientist

    CGI: SDET

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer

    Trinisys: Engagement Manager

    Ingram: Remote Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)

  • Mon, October 26, 2020 1:48 PM | Anonymous
    We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sophia Wing, a long time WiTT member and most recently Enterprise Program Manager at BMI. Sophia was a friend and advocate for many in our community, and she will be greatly missed. To honor her memory, we have included remembrances of Sophia from her BMI colleagues and fellow WiTT members, Joy Mangrum and Theresa Zuckowsky.

    "Sophia and I became teammates at BMI in 2019 when we were hired within one month of each other. As newbies to the same team we quickly bonded over learning the ropes. We enjoyed attending the downtown WiTT networking events together and laughed every time we realized we knew the same person but somehow had not meet before. Her kind heart and clever wit were only trumped by her sweet tooth for European chocolates. Those who knew her can take some comfort in remembering the joy and laughter she brought each time she was near." - Theresa Zuckowsky

    "I had the privilege to meet Sophia several years ago at a WiTT event when we happen to sit at the same table for a topic discussion. We ended up talking for over an hour afterwards about everything and nothing that evening. Fast forward three years later at BMI, and I’m helping interview for a new hire and in walks Sophia for the interview. Needless to say, we hired her. She brought a smile with her every day and an enthusiasm in every endeavor. She mentored countless men and women throughout her career, and they speak so highly of her. She will be missed." - Joy Mangrum

  • Wed, September 09, 2020 10:29 PM | Anonymous

    "Getting this scholarship was a huge lift of the financial burden for my family and me. The scholarship offer came at the right time as it encouraged me to pay the remaining outstanding balance quickly after getting a job."

    . . .

    Back in 2018 I joined Nashville Software school with the desire to change my career to a tech-based career. I was fortunate to get the Nashville opportunity tuition program through the school. This program allowed students to attend the school and pay the tuition fee after graduation with no interest. While I had two months left to graduate, I also received a scholarship through WITT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) which allowed me to pay 30% of my outstanding balance from the program. Getting this scholarship was a huge lift of the financial burden for my family and me. The scholarship offer came at the right time as it encouraged me to pay the remaining outstanding balance quickly after getting a job. I was also able to finish and accomplish my goal on time because of the scholarship I received from WITT.

  • Thu, August 06, 2020 6:00 AM | Anonymous
    WiTT awards first annual $5,000 scholarship to Nashville high school graduating senior, Nyakuoth Jock, entering freshman at Lipscomb University

    For Immediate Release

    Nyakouth "Nya" Jock of Nashville has been awarded the first annual WiTT College Scholarship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 6, 2020) – Today, Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) announces the winner of its WiTT College Scholarship as RePublic High School graduating senior, Nyakuoth “Nya” Jock, of Nashville.

    Newly announced in spring 2020 with a sponsorship from UDig, the $5,000 scholarship was established to encourage more women to consider careers in technology and to bring more gender diversity to the industry. The WiTT College Scholarship is designated for a graduating female high school senior in the Nashville metro area who will be enrolling in college with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field.

    “WiTT is proud to support the educational and career advancement of more bright young women in technology with this new scholarship, and Nya’s commitment to academic excellence and community service make her a very deserving recipient for this award,” said Meg Chamblee, WiTT President.

    “Nya’s essay response also stood out for her maturity and vision, that technology, data, and science can meld together to improve people’s lives, and her career aspirations to fight infectious diseases are inspiring. WiTT is pleased to be able to support the next phase of Nya’s education as an incoming freshman this fall at Lipscomb University,” said Chamblee.

    Applicants submitted transcripts, a resume, a letter of recommendation, and an essay on why they are interested in technology, what problems they plan to solve using technology, and how the scholarship would help them achieve these goals.

    Jock was recommended by Mehreen Butt, her AP Computer Science teacher at RePublic High School and Academic Dean of Instruction, who explained that even though she did not initially care for coding, Jock eventually excelled in it, to include proficiency with back-end and Java coding, due to her work ethic and passion for learning.

    “Nya wants to pursue a STEM major and future career because she wants to help fix the pipeline of women, especially women of color, in science. This scholarship provides one of our brightest students with much-deserved support as she pursues her college education, where I’m confident Nya will continue to flourish as both an academic leader and an important contributor to her community,” said Butt. “WiTT has a worthy mission to advance more women in tech, and I am honored they recognized one of our students as the first recipient of this important, new scholarship.”

    The WiTT College Scholarship is made possible through a sponsorship by UDig, a technology consulting firm with expertise in software development, data platforms and analytics, which expanded to Nashville earlier this year from Richmond, Virginia.

    To date, WiTT has awarded over $200,000 in scholarship opportunities to help high school and college girls, as well as women returning to school, succeed in technology-related fields. For more information about this and other scholarships, visit the WiTT website.

    About WiTT

    Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) is a volunteer organization and community which equips women to shape the future of technology. Founded in 1999 as a small group of female leaders in the Nashville area, the organization has grown to include hundreds of members who seek to promote women in technology in four key areas: through scholarships, education, community outreach and networking. Thanks to its members, corporate sponsors and generous donations, WiTT has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to advance the next generation of women tech leaders. To learn more, visit WiTT’s website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    About UDig

    UDig is a technology consulting firm that designs, builds, and implements tailored solutions that deliver on business objectives through expertise in software development, data platforms and analytics. Learn more at https://www.udig.com/.



  • Thu, July 30, 2020 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    Upcoming Events

    When is the Right Time to Invest in Data Science and AI for My Business?

    Data Science and AI technologies are becoming ubiquitous across many industries, but businesses are slow to see benefits from investing in data science teams. In 2019, 92% of executives surveyed reported accelerating investments in big data and AI, but 72% reported adoption of these technologies is a major challenge for their business. Has this changed in the past year? What are the obstacles for adoption of data science and AI, and how do you know when is the right time to invest, if at all? We’ll explore some of the opportunities and obstacles to building data science at your organization and discuss strategies to overcome these obstacles.

    Advance questions are welcome and encouraged. Please submit to programs@wittn.org by August 20, 2020.

    Register Here

    Zoom invite information will be sent out to those registered.

    Welcome New Members!

    Lisa Butler
    Thomas Gaddis
    Nya Jock
    Amanda Smith


    Nashville Post: Untapped Potential

    Read this past month's Nashville Post article written by WiTT's very own VP, Amy Harris as she discusses gender representation in the tech space and how Nashville is making an effort to give women more opportunities in tech.

    Read the article here


    Scholarships

    Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners

    Nya Jock, $5,000 WiTT College Scholarship Winner

    Sponsored by UDig

    We are thrilled to announce Nya Jock as the first recipient of our $5,000 College Scholarship that was offered to any graduating senior girl in Middle TN who plans to pursue a tech related degree. Nya graduated this year from Republic High School and plans to attend Lipscomb University in the fall majoring in Microbiology, combining science and technology to fight diseases.

    Maria Gorchichko, Q2 WiTT Member Professional Development Scholarship

    Maria was accepted into the Space Studies Institute through the International Space Institute and the scholarship will be assisting with programming costs.

    Sharon Asmus, Agile Training Scholarship, CAL E & CAL T Course Winner

    Sponsored by The BrainTrust Consulting Group

    Ruj Haan, CGI Scholarship and Internship Winner

    Ruj is a Computer Science major at MTSU.

    Sponsored by CGI

    WiTT Establishes Diversity Scholarships 

    WiTT will award two $2,500 tuition scholarships to two female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intend to pursue a career in a technology-related field. This scholarship is one of the ways we plan to focus on supporting and promoting women of color and other minorities in tech. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university.

    Learn More About the Diversity Scholarships Here

     

    Featured Jobs

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    Vanderbilt Medical Center: IT Audit & Compliance Project Manager

    Vanderbilt Medical Center: Tableau System Administrator

    Bridgestone: Information Security Compliance Specialist

    Bridgestone: Senior SAP IAM Administrator

    UDig: Healthcare Lead Consultant

    AllianceBernstein: Business Intelligence Analyst

    Asurion: DevOps Engineer II

    GEODIS: Sr. MDM Developer

    L3Harris: Engineering Technical Writer Specialist

    L3Harris: Sr. Specialist Software Engineer

    Opportunity for Businesses to Support High School Girls

    This month we heard about Srichi Dalai, a senior at Ravenwood High School who is hosting a business competition connecting high schoolers with start-ups and businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.

    Her goal is to help businesses get back on their feet while also helping high schoolers learn about the business world by applying skills like marketing, event planning, outreach, etc. 

    Check out her project and sign up to get involved in this creative opportunity!


    WiTT Members - Please Complete This Survey

    2020 has been an interesting year and we want to hear from you to ensure we are providing value to you as a member. Please complete this short survey to help us be a resource to you. Additionally, if you fill out the survey, you'll be entered into our drawing for a FREE All-Inclusive Membership ($260 value)!

    Click here to complete the survey.


    Outreach
     

    We are looking for mentors for WiTT’s Collegiate Mentoring program beginning this Fall and running through Spring 2021.We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, TSU, and Lipscomb. 

    We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, TSU, and Lipscomb. 

    For more information reach out to mentors@wittn.org.

  • Tue, June 30, 2020 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Shared from the WiTT Monthly Newsletter:

    Upcoming Events

    HCA Virtual Panel: IT Operations During COVID-19

    Tuesday, June 30

    4:30 - 5:30

    Our next virtual event will feature a panel of experts from HCA who will share insights into the IT operational aspects of proactively preparing and responding to COVID-19 for a healthcare organization. They will address topics ranging from emergency system access to IT Service Desk support to real time monitoring of HCA's environment.

    Please submit to programs@wittn.org by June 25, 2020.

    Panelists:
    Jennifer Ditmer, Assistant Vice President, HCA IT&S Service Management Organization
    Teresa Lawson, Assistant Vice President, IT Service Management
    Stephanie Smith, Director of Access Management
    Carty Hassett, Director, High Availability Program
    Frances Potts, Director, IT Service Desk Operations
    Kristy Ewton, Director, Service Management
    Tara Ledford, Senior Director, Service Operations

    Moderator: Chris Young, Director Event Management

    Register Here
    Zoom invite information will be sent out to those registered.


    Sponsored by:

    Welcome New Members!

    Morgan Bortz
    Heather Hartsog-Moore
    Alan Hood
    Tara Little
    Clarissa Renfro

    Scholarships

    WiTT Member Professional Development Scholarship

    Up to $1,000 per request

    The WiTT Member Professional Development Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of professional development opportunities that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field.

    Click to Apply
    Deadline: June 30


    Nashville State Community College Scholarship ($2,000)

    These scholarships are awarded to female students who are 2+ years out from high school, home school, or from receiving their GED and who demonstrate a passion for technology.

    Click to Apply
    Deadline: July 1


    BrainTrust Consulting Group Agile Course Scholarship (Round 2)

    WiTT In Kind Sponsor BrainTrust Consulting Group is donating one seat in each of the following courses to support the professional development pursuits of WiTT members:

    • Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), Scholarship Value: $2,250
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scholarship Value: $1,295
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scholarship Value: $1,295
    Click to Apply
    Deadline: July 1

    Congratulations to our BrainTrust Consulting Group Agile Training Scholarship Winners

    Courtney Diaz, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Course

    Cheryl Vincent, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Course


    WiTT Member Scholarship Winner: Cassie Martin

    Professional Development Scholarship Q1: Kelsey Creel


    Outreach

    We are looking for mentors for WiTT’s Collegiate Mentoring program beginning this Fall and running through Spring 2021. We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, and Lipscomb. For more information reach out to mentors@wittn.org.

     

    Black Lives Matter.

    WiTT’s mission is to promote all women in technology, regardless of race or national origin. In Middle Tennessee, 36% of tech workers are women, while only 10% of tech workers are Black or African American. We know we can and must do more to amplify the voices of Black women and women of color in our community.

    We have formed a committee to focus on this initiative and take action to improve diversity in our membership, student outreach, scholarships, and leadership. We welcome your input as we identify ways to ensure inclusivity and promote diversity. After all, that is what we do. Please send your suggestions to pres@wittn.org.


    Featured Jobs

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    Vanderbilt Medical Center: PHP Developer

    Vanderbilt Medical Center: Lead SCCM Architect

    UDig: Business Development Manager

    AllianceBernstein: Sr. SQL Developer

    Ingram: Systems Architect

    CGI: .NET Software Developer

    Asurion: Sr. Director of Engineering, Soluto

    GEODIS: ETL Developer II


  • Fri, May 29, 2020 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    Shared from the WiTT Monthly Newsletter:


    Upcoming Events

    Career Transitions During COVID-19

    Tuesday, June 2
    4:30 - 5:30pm

    Join us for this free virtual panel discussion! Our next virtual event will feature a panel of multiple perspectives on navigating career transition during these challenging times.

    Advance questions are welcome and encouraged. Please submit to programs@wittn.org by May 28, 2020.

    Panelists:

    Julie Elmore, Chief Technology Officer at Dollar General
    Elise Holmes, Talent Acquisition at Insight
    Lindsey Morgan, Senior Director, Consulting Services at Vaco
    Steve Cherry, VP of Corporate Outreach for Greater Nashville Technology

    Council Moderator: Marla Lamont, WiTT Immediate Past President & Director of Business Development at Relode

    Register Here

    Zoom invite information will be sent out to those registered.

    Welcome New Members!

    Kristyn Bara
    Susan Charest
    Laura Creekmore
    Ruba Hay
    Tammy Hilborn
    Kate Megaw
    Alexandria Northcutt
    Dana Rhodes
    Rachel Vawter

    Scholarships WiTT College Scholarship for High School Senior Girls
    Our WiTT College Scholarship will award $5,000 for college to a high school senior girl choosing to pursue a career in tech. Please share with family and friends who may have students eligible!

    Application Deadline: June 15th

    Winners will be announced by August 1st

    Click to see/share on Facebook >
    Click here for the application >

    Agile Training Opportunities for WiTT Members

    WiTT In Kind Sponsor BrainTrust Consulting Group is donating one seat in each of the following courses to support the professional development pursuits of WiTT members:

    Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), Scholarship Value: $2250
    Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scholarship Value: $1295
    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scholarship Value: $1295

    If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send an email to Director of Scholarships, Elise Holmes, at scholarships@wittn.org by June 1.

    Resources for Displaced Tech Professionals

    Greater Nashville Technology Council Job Seekers Program is an avenue for tech job seekers to get in front of GNTC’s 500+ member companies.

    nashforward>> is a community project to help those who have lost employment due to Covid-19 by pairing them with volunteers who will review resumes and conduct practice interviews.

    Featured Jobs

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    L3Harris: Specialist Software Engineer
    L3Harris: Sr. Specialist Embedded Software Engineer
    Asurion: Principal Application Security Automation Engineer
    Trinisys: Healthcare Software Engineer
    CGI: .Net Software Developer
    Geodis: ETL Developer II


    Outreach

    We are looking for mentors for WiTT’s Collegiate Mentoring program beginning this Fall and running through Spring 2021. We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, and Lipscomb. For more information reach out to mentors@wittn.org.

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