Just wanted to call out one of the things we strongly believe in is raising awareness around women in technology, and more importantly, helping those who are just getting started in their college and work careers.
Recently, an opportunity to make an impact on supporting women in technology came up with she++ Gala event held at the Computer History Musuem in Mountain View, CA. The she++ event encouraged “all ages and level of experience or aspiration in technology” to attend. Some of the event highlights were she++ high school fellows’ and college ambassadors’ projects featured, eight companies demonstrating their technology and the opportunity to mingle with industry mentors and students.
Our VMware Hands-on Labs team jumped at the chance to volunteer building awareness around VMware’s technology and the VMwomen Initiative. During the event we showcased the Hands-on Labs and explained how easy it is to learn about our products and the problems we solve. Tina W, Anita K , Pablo R and Joey D spoke with folks new to the industry to provide a sense of what VMware does and the problems we solve for the planet, such as reducing datacenter footprint and accelerate business utilizing our Cloud solutions.
So our message for women thinking about going into a technology field, Consider and Explore. You may find a rewarding career in solving real problems with technology and better yet, work with smart, inspirational people.
Additionally, a Big Thanks goes out to Chris Romano who started the awareness effort and special thanks to Tina Walsworth, Anita Kapadia and Kristen Taylor for helping us design and execute on the she ++ Event.
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VMware Hands-on Labs Team