I am a part of the Women in Technology Education Foundation and we are having a big Online Day of Giving and an event at the Microsoft Store on June 6th to help raise funds through the United Way for our organization.
Funds raised on June 6th will primarily support Women In Technology’s (WIT) popular Girl’s In Technology programs in the Washington, D.C. area. These programs provide support and encouragement to middle and high school girls who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. Activities include mentoring, summer camps, scholarships and more.
On June 6th:
Join our Do More 24 event at the Microsoft Store, Tysons Corner Mall. Stop by between 7-9PM to donate in person and enjoy browsing the latest cool technology from Microsoft. We would love to meet you! OR
Donate online by visiting www.DoMore24.org and selecting the WIT Education Foundation from the menu. You will be routed to our organization’s webpage to process your donation.
Now until June 6th:
Spread the word about Do More 24 to your colleagues, friends and family to raise funds for the WIT Education Foundation. Every donation of $24 or more also helps us to compete for the “Most Donors for the Day” award. Every donation counts!
Use your social networks to help us raise awareness. Like us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter. Post about the campaign to your own network of social media followers! Use #fundherfuture and #domore24 to keep the excitement going.
Ask your employer if they will tell staff about Do More 24 and join in on this exciting region-wide online fundraising event.
Did you know...?
Today, women earn only 18% of all undergraduate degrees in computer and information sciences. And that’s 50% less than the number of computer science undergraduate degrees earned by women in 1985!
When asked for their first career choice, only .8% (eight-tenths of one percent) of all girls and only 1% of girls interested in STEM answered computer science/IT.
Overall, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields.
Won’t you join us in helping inspire and empower the next generation of women to be the computer scientists, engineers and IT leaders of tomorrow? Won’t you help her become your next great mind?
Thank you in advance for helping to impact the Washington, D.C. region by “Giving Where you Live.”
Fundraising Committee Chair
Women In Technology Education Foundation