Women In Tech is an action-oriented initiative of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania with a clear goal – creating an inclusive and level playing field regardless of gender within the Central Pennsylvania technology industry.  Our current efforts include quarterly programming, our annual Women In Tech Awards and our new Women In Tech Mentoring program.

Our quarterly events provide a variety of forums for learning, discussion, debate, collaboration and action.  We believe this isn’t just a woman-issue or a man-issue, but an everyone-issue and is one that can only be overcome when we all work together.

Upcoming Women In Tech programs include (click on name to register):

6th Annual Women In Tech Awards– Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 5:30 – 8 pm (In-Person Event)

Women In Tech Virtual Breakfast – Leading the Way with La-Kita Gilmore – Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 9 – 10 am.

2022 – 2023 Women In Tech Mentoring Program

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

2022 -2023 marks the 2nd year of the Technology Council of Central PA’s Women In Tech Mentoring program.  A 7-month program that matches TCCP members who are currently working in tech with undergrad students representing the future of women in the tech industry. Program includes virtual WIT Mentor group meetings and monthly Mentor-Mentee conversations.

Please contact Ann Hughes at ann@tccp.org or 717-340-5621 ext. 101 with any questions.

Key Dates:

Monday, September 12, 2022 @ 12 noon EST – WIT Mentor & Mentee Application Deadline

Monday, September 19, 2022 – All applicants notified of their Mentor or Mentee Status

Wednesday, September 27, 2022 from 12 -:30 pm – WIT Mentor Virtual Training –

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 from 7 – 8 pm – WIT Mentor Program Kick-Off (Virtual Event)

Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 12 – 2 pm – WIT Mentor Program Luncheon (TBD in Harrisburg area)

TCCP members who are currently working in tech are eligible to apply to become a WIT Mentor.

WIT Mentors are matched with eligible undergrad students representing the future of women in the tech industry.

Mentors will be paired together to co-facilitate monthly virtual group discussions while also connecting 1-on-1 with their assigned Mentees.

Undergrad mentees may include students from the following TCCP higher education members:

Gettysburg College

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State University Park

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Shippensburg University

Each WIT Mentee will be matched with a WIT Mentor and is expected to:

  • Participate in monthly virtual WIT Mentoring group meetings
  • Connect 1-on-1 with her WIT Mentor at least once per month