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Resources for Women In STEM
June 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, June 17th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM to learn about resources available to women of all ages who are interested in a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The event is hosted by DCED’s Business One-Stop Shop and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women.
Although women make up roughly half of the overall workforce, they account for only about a quarter of the workforce in the STEM fields. For this event, we have assembled a knowledgeable and diverse panel of women to talk, through presentations and discussion, about the resources that assisted them in becoming successful. These resources are available to help girls, at an early age, who want to start down a STEM career path and to women who want to change to a career in a STEM field.
The event will be moderated by Itha Cao, the Senior Civic Innovation Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh, where she leads the City’s Civic Tech efforts through external partnerships and is the program manager of PGHLab, the City’s urban incubator for startups.
Claire Kelling: Pursuing a dual PhD in statistics and social data analytics through Penn State University, Claire has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to pursue a career in a STEM field and the help that is available along the way.
Tracey Welson-Rossman: A sought-after expert, advisor, and advocate for women in Technology, Tracey is a cofounder of Philadelphia-based software consulting firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz. She has recently launched a new company in the health-tech space, Journal My Health.
Cathy von Birgelen: With extensive knowledge and experience applying digital media, marketing, and ecommerce technologies to support business growth, Cathy has consulted with many regional and national clients. She is also the founder of several businesses including TypoGraphic Systems, Inc., TeachMe2.com and StrategicMarketing.com.
Gina Winstead: As a strong advocate for tech equity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship, Gina was named the first-ever Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. She is currently Assistant Vice President of Membership Development and External Relations with Vibrant Pittsburgh and Vice President of Womxn in Tech PGH.