Future women leaders from Hoover Academy of Information Technology enjoy a Women in Tech event at the Microsoft Store
Today from 11am - 1pm, Managed Solution hosted a Women In Technology event for young women from Hoover Academy of Information Technology. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in technology enjoyed the screening of Big Dream, hearing success stories from women leaders in technology and playing some fun games at the Microsoft store including Just Dance.
Tina Rountree, Business Development Manager of Managed Solution and President of the San Diego Women In Technology Community kicked off an interactive panel session with Rocio Uriarte, VP of IT at Hyundai Translead, and Melissa Pike, whose career includes high profile technology and management positions at her current company Sempra Energy and her past company, IBM. These two women leaders shared their success stories with the young women and answered questions on how they got where they are today. Rocio shared her experience getting started in technology and the steps necessary to get there, as well as become successful in the field. Melissa inspired the girls to follow their dreams and encouraged goal setting as an important element to achieving success. Both woman also stressed the importance of teamwork and collaboration. The dialogue was interactive throughout the panel session and students were asking and answering questions related to working in the field the entire time.
Managed Solution is hosting a similar event open to the public this evening at 5:30pm. Learn More.
What Is Big Dream?
Big Dream follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the inspiring next generation of girls.
Contact: Tina Rountree, Business Development Manager, Managed Solution
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