Jersey Shore Women in Tech was created to support, educate, mentor and develop a network for women in the Information Technology industry.
Our mission is to engage a wide array of women in the industry from students to engineers to administrators at a tech startup to business analysts by bringing together experienced industry leaders, coaches and technical specialists that have made their way through the industry.
Anyone is welcome to join our community and attend our events, but our events are focused for women working in tech.
JSWT is focused on building a local community that will encompass the needs of those looking to expand their business, network or learn something new. 'Sharing' in today's society is paving the way to business engagement and network growth so we encourage our members to come in share your latest challenges, build your network and grow together! Join us!
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Join us for our 2nd Roundtable conversation discussing “The Motherhood Penalty.
We've heard the stats:
- 70% of mothers work in the United States
- Mothers are the primary breadwinners in four-in-ten U.S. families
- 46% of households, both parents are employed full time
- 24% are single moms
- Women lose 4% of hourly earnings on average for each child they have, while men earn 6% more. If women are highly skilled and highly paid, that percentage climbs; for high-earning moms, the penalty is 10% per child.
- 41% of coworkers perceive working moms to be less devoted to their work
- Moms are less likely to be hired
- 40% of employers offer paid parental leave (increase from 25% in 2015)
In this brainstorming session, we'll invite all participants to help dissect the problem by identifying some of the factors that are contributing to the 'Motherhood Penalty' and discuss how these affect individuals and companies.
Come with your stories, your observations, and your ideas!
The goal of this event is to walk away with actionable steps we can all take to help remedy the issue.
We warmly welcome men to join the discussion as our allies in helping speed up progress and break down barriers.
Important to know:
Parking is metered (now with license plate number instead of spot number). Please allow time to pay meter.
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Cowerks is located in the Lakehouse Building on the 3rd Fl.
The itinerary is as follows:
6:30-7:50 - Sign in, Networking and light refreshments
6:50-7:00 - Special announcements
7:00-7:10 - Lightening intros: Name, Title, Company, and answer one featured poll question
7:10-8:30 - Moderated open discussion