Redefining Women in Tech Announces Women in Tech Week
Redefining Women in Tech presents a week of activities aimed at supporting women in, or interested in, pursuing a career in technology from Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about how local women have joined together to support each other in pursuing careers in technology. Go […]
Ultra Tech Jobs Event Highlights Fast-growing but Lesser-known High Tech Career Paths
EUGENE, OR, May 21, 2019 — Some of the hottest tech jobs remain under the radar. Ultra Tech Jobs shines a light on emerging roles in technology, offering an insider’s view of how to make it in specialized jobs in high-growth fields such as biotechnology, remote sensing and geospatial data, civic tech, and information security. […]
Eugene Community Partners Team Up to Provide Insight, Guidance and Advice at Not Your Average Tech Jobs Event
EUGENE, Ore. (June 13, 2018) — Nearly 100 local job seekers got a fresh perspective into Eugene tech industry jobs at the Not Your Average Tech Jobs event, held downtown on Tuesday, June 5th. Local technology hiring professionals were on hand to help job seekers better understand what it takes to qualify for non-traditional tech roles. With tech companies continuing to become job creators in Eugene, community partners from a variety of organizations felt it was important to shine some light on often overlooked positions that are necessary for most tech companies[...]
Redefining Women in Tech Receives Mozilla Foundation Grant
Eugene, OR (Nov. 14, 2017) — Redefining Women in Tech (RWIT) announced today that it has secured a portion of the $83k granted to Eugene area organizations by the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund. The Mozilla Gigabit City designation Eugene earned earlier this year provides grant funding to support educational and workforce development projects that employ gigabit network technology in innovative ways. Following a competitive grant application process, RWIT’s Interactive Video Learning Events project was one of five local proposals selected in the first round of funding[...]
Women, Tech, and STEM – Navigating today’s dynamic, ever-changing job market
As entrepreneurs and technology specialists, our Eugene connections naturally brought us together. We, the writers, come from different backgrounds. Yet our understanding of, and passion for, technology cleared the way for some very interesting topics of discussion. One subject we often talk about is how, as a society and a community, we could do a better job to connect individuals with the communities and resources they need to succeed in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Non-profit aims to help women overcome barriers in tech field
A local non-profit is helping women overcome barriers to join the tech field, working to connect women from all walks of life with the communities and resources they need to succeed in tech careers. It all started with an experiment over a year ago...
Lauren Jerome, founder of Mindbox and Redefining Women in Tech, received a $12,000 grant. Her group is creating interactive video learning events. As Lane County’s three focus industries grow, some other industries might shrink. Jerome would like tech to become an ally to other industries so that they can all grow. That’s what will make the future strong. “Eugene has such a strong sense of collaboration and community pride of working together,” Jerome says. “Tech has an opportunity because there’s so much crossover to help those other industries come along with this evolution. I’d like to see our community help us approach the industrial revolution in a way that’s sustainable to Eugene.”
Redefining Women in Tech (RWIT) is a nonprofit in Eugene that connects women with the communities and resources they need to thrive in tech careers. Lauren Jerome is a mentor-in-residence with RAIN Eugene (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network) and co-founder of Mindbox Studios, a software and web development studio in Eugene.
Eugene Women In Tech Group Re-imagining Video Events
What started as an experiment to bring women to a conversation about technology has become its own entity. “Redefining Women in Tech” has big plans for the future, including taking advantage of a recent grant.