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Request for Panelists

From: Molly R.
Sent on: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:49 AM

Hi All,

High school teacher Amy Gorzynski is looking for women in tech to participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9-11:15am at East Leyden High School. If you'd like to volunteer, you can reach Amy at [address removed]

From Amy:

My school is unique in that it launched a 1:1 initiative last year with Google Chromebooks.  With that, we were able to develop a Tech Support Internship (TSI) course which has sparked a lot of interest in technology on the part of our students. The TSI program provides experience in a real-life tech support environment. Students who enroll in this year-long course are responsible for tech support of the entire school. They are also encouraged to develop their own mobile apps, tutorials, databases and resources that can be implemented by the entire high school. The class has so much to offer our students!  Unfortunately, the course, like the industry, is dominated by males.

My hope is that I can get a group of dynamic, passionate, successful women to come speak to our female students and spark their interest in the field of technology.I'm looking for women in tech - programmers, designers, social media, etc. - who would be willing to join a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9-11:15am at East Leyden High School (located in Franklin Park, about 1 mile from O'Hare Airport).  The panel would be moderated by one of our senior girls who would lead the discussion with series of questions related to what you do, what your career path looked like, and what high school students can do to help prepare themselves for a career in technology.

The discussion will last about an hour, plus 15 minutes for Q & A, followed by a catered lunch. 

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