Chariot Solutions’ Tracey Welson-Rossman Joins Panel on Women in Technology at UNA-NY Conference
Chariot Solutions’ Tracey Welson-Rossman Joins Panel on Women
in Technology at UNA-NY Conference
Focus on Woman Issue in Technology Takes Center Stage at United Nations of New York Even
Fort Washington, PA — March 1, 2011 — Chariot Solutions , Inc., the leading IT and Open Source Software experts in Greater Philadelphia, today announced that Chariot’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Tracey Welson-Rossman, has been selected to a UN panel on the topic of women in technology at the United Nations Association of New York on March 3, 2011 .
What: UN Panel on Women in Technology
· Women in Technology: The Past, Present, and Strategies for the Future
· Diversity and Inclusion: Strengthening Partnerships Between the Business Sector and NGOs
When: March 3, 2011
Where: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission Conference Hall, 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
On March 3rd, the United Nations Association of New York is co-sponsoring the two panel discussions focused on the lack of women in IT and how the situation can be improved, as part of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held this year by the UN from February 22 to March 4.
For more information on the panels and how to attend: http://www.unanyc.org/news/2011/20110303_two_panels.html
Attendance is free for either or both panels. For more details, please contact Janet Salazar at (908) 652-1883, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UN panels focuses on “WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: The Past, Present, and Strategies for the Future:”
Women in Technology: The Past, Present, and Strategies for the Future, discusses the access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work conditions.
Diversity and Inclusion: Strengthening Partnerships Between the Business Sector and NGOs, is focused on successful models. practices, trends and collaborative efforts from the business sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) — that actively promote diversity and inclusion; t emphasize both the distinct and collaborative roles each plays in the promotion of global diversity and inclusion.
These events are organized by the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) and are co-sponsored by UNA-NY; World Diversity Leadership Summit (WDLS) and Hitachi Data Systems
Women are not well represented in technology, in fact the National Center for Women & IT claims that only 25 percent of IT-related jobs were filled by women in 2009, the last year stats are available, marking a decrease from 36 percent in 1991. Additionally, the organization reports that in 2008, only 18 percent of computer and information science degrees were awarded to women, down from 37 percent in 1985. Women hold more than half of all professional occupations in the U.S. but fewer than 24 percent of all computing-related occupations and just 16 percent of Fortune 500 technology companies have women corporate officers.
“2011 is a really exciting time to be a women in technology,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chariot’s Director of Sales and Marketing and founder of TechGirlz,org. “Technology is important in our daily lives and women need to be involved in this piece of the economy, not only as programmers, but as business people, as well.
In addition to working at Chariot, she continues to be very active in the local IT community. Besides starting TechGirlz.org, she is a founding board member of Philly Startup Leaders (www.phillystartupleaders.org).
Additional information about Chariot Solutions: http://chariotsolutions.com or techgirlz.org.
About Chariot Solutions
Chariot Solutions is a Philadelphia-area based IT consulting firm specializing in software and mobile development using Java, Spring, Ruby, and other popular and emerging open source technologies. Chariot consultants are some of the top software architects in the US, possessing that rare combination of deep technical expertise, broad industry knowledge and a genuine passion for what they do. Chariot’s approach to each customer project makes Chariot the ideal partner to design, develop, deploy, integrate, support and tune mission-critical systems for the Fortune 50 to the smallest startup. Visit Chariot Solutions on the web at www.chariotsolutions.com.
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