SheTech - A Bright Future for Colorado Women in Technology
Last Thursday, it was my honor to participate in the first SheTech Explorer Day in Colorado.
As one of the judges for the TechChallenge, I was particularly impressed with the girls’ teamwork and problem-solving skills. Even though they were put into teams with other girls they didn’t know, they collaborated and worked diligently to identify the best solutions possible.
ASG Account Executive Joey Shimp was a mentor during the TechChallenge. As she said, “It was such a privilege to meet so many aspiring astronauts, rocket scientists, mathematicians, and coders. I know their involvement in SheTech helped give them confidence to continue pursuing their dreams.”
The girls at SheTech are talented, collaborative, innovative—and they need mentors like the women in technology to coach and guide them. Women in Colorado are uniquely qualified to help these young ladies, and I believe that initiatives like SheTech will help close the gender gap we have in STEM fields.
Congratulations to the CTA foundation for an incredible event that’s sure to grow and provide additional opportunity for Colorado tech companies to get involved and help these girls explore opportunities to learn, network, and find their tribe.
SheTech offered a glimpse into the future of Colorado, and the future looks bright for women in technology. If you’d like to participate yourself, check out some of the other Technical Talent initiatives by the CTA or donate to the Women in Technology Scholarship Fund.
Photo credit to Colorado Technology Association