YWCA Evanston/North Shore has introduced the formation a Girls in Tech Council, which can function an advisory group to the group’s new YWeb Profession Academy.
YWeb Profession Academy, which started in January, is YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s excessive tech job coaching program in partnership with Oakton Group School. The objective of YWeb is to coach girls, significantly girls of shade, to allow them to enter the tech discipline as internet builders.
“We’re thrilled to have the Girls in Tech Council as a result of they’ll function position fashions and bridges to the company relationships our college students have to safe internships and employment in tech,” mentioned Shannon Callahan, director of ladies’s management and financial development at YWCA Evanston/North Shore.
“The ladies on the council are keen about rising the illustration of ladies of shade in tech and serving to girls obtain family-sustaining employment, which is the objective of this system,” she mentioned. “We’re grateful for his or her help.”
The members of the YWCA Girls in Tech Council and their respective corporations embody:
- Shayna Atkins, AtkCo, Inc.
- Chandra Erdman, Google
- Tiera Grey, Exelon Company
- Jennifer Jones, FreeWheel, a Comcast Firm
- Armanda Killingham, Exelon Company
- Joyce Knauff, Joyce C. Knauff Associates
- Taylor Roper, Google
- Tope Sadiku, The Kraft Heinz Firm
- Sarah Van Wart, Northwestern College
- Melanie Wright, NextGroup LLC.
YWeb Profession Academy is supported by a grant from Google.org.