Colorado State University Hosts Women in Information Technology Conference March 30

More than 200 women from across the state will convene at Colorado State University’s Third Annual Colorado Women in Information Technology Conference March 30. The event is aimed at exposing more women and girls to the information technology world by providing guidance, mentoring and networking opportunities.

The conference will run from 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center on campus and will include presentations from top-level female executives; several panel discussions; and separate sessions geared specifically toward high school students, college students and professionals in the information technology field. Reporters are welcome to attend. Interviews with participants and speakers will be available.

The keynote address will be given by Micki McMillan-Blacker, executive coach of Leading Learning Communities, an organization dedicated to helping organizations develop leadership, communication, learning and interpersonal skills. A graduate of Colorado State University, she has more than 20 years experience in management, leadership and consulting and has coached several Fortune 500 companies, including Babcock and Wilcox and NOVUS (Discover Card).

Other conference highlights include the presentation of the 2001 Colorado Women in Information Technology Lifetime Contribution Award to Mary Peery, vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard’s Digital Imaging business.

The conference is organized by the Colorado State University Career Center and Colorado State’s Colleges of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact June Greist at (970) 491-6432.