Harper College

Women in Tech

Find Your Path to a Career in Emerging Technologies

Friday, March 8, 2024
On Friday, March 8th, 2024, and on Women’s International Day, Harper College hosted its first ever Women in Tech Event to bring awareness of the growing field of computing careers and inspire our Highschool and College students in entering future emerging tech academic pathways in higher education. The keynote and panel speakers consisted of female leaders in the IT Industry. The event was a jam-packed session with over 100 students in attendance. The day proved a huge success and with a positive impact which inspired those who attended. 

WiT Amphitheater

Feedback from guests:

After attending this conference, would you consider a career in technology?
71 (79%) Yes
19 (21%) Maybe
0 (0%) No

What did you enjoy most about the Women in Tech Conference?
"I loved hearing all the different paths the women took to their current destination"
"I loved the stories from other women in the field, it made me feel inspired and motivated"
"The barriers that many of the women on the panel broke to get into IT careers"
"Listening to all the women talk about how they got into technology and how I can get into technology too"
"I loved getting to hear the Keynote speaker talk about the risks she took in getting to the great position in her career she is in today" "It was very inspiring and made me believe in myself to do the same"
"Getting to know the STORIES about how these women in tech came to be. Learning about their accomplishments helps to inspire me to create my future"

Equity in the technology workforce is vital to sustainability and innovation in the digital landscape. Did you know…

  • Job growth in technology is expected to grow by 30% in the next decade.
  • By 2031, 4.2 million computing-related job openings are expected in the U.S. By some estimates, the U.S. will be able to fill only 25% of new computing jobs based on the current rates of degree completion in this field.
  • Only 27% of professional computer jobs in the U.S. are held by women. Your knowledge and strong, positive mindset are needed to change and shape our global community. 
  • Discover why the world needs people like you to become technology professionals and develop solutions that make a difference. 



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Questions about Women in Tech?

Contact Martha at emergingtech@harpercollege.edu

Last Updated: 4/26/24