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Thursday, May 31, 2012

IT workshop for women at EMU draws crowd of teenagers

Last week I covered an interesting event at Eastern Michigan University, a workshop for middle school- and high school-aged girls focused on being safe online while also introducing them to the possibility of future careers in the IT and information assurance fields. Only about 12 percent of the workforce of these fields are women. This presents an opportunity as employers seek to develop a more diverse workforce. Among the speakers at the workshop was Debbie Dingell, wife of Congressman John Dingell, who spoke to the girls in attendance about both main topics. The workshop was titled Cyber Security in the 21st Century: Digital Divas. Click here for the full story with video.


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