NHHTC to present success story at national Technology Councils of North America conference
Michelline Dufort, director of business relations for the New Hampshire High Tech Council, will discuss the early success and strategies our initiative designed to encourage more women to excel in technology professions while encouraging the next generation of women to do the same at the upcoming Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Summer Conference on Wednesday, July 29 in Kansas City.
“We’ve been very pleased with the response that the Tech Women | Tech Girls initiative, including the monthly Power Breakfast series, has received, and are excited to share our formula with other technology councils in the U.S. and beyond,” Dufort said. “The true momentum behind this initiative for us is thanks to an extremely passionate group of members who took this from concept to creation and energized our entire business community.”
Dufort will share the organizational, operational and promotional components of launching a committee and event series focused on women and STEM. The conference is designed to encourage best practice sharing and extensive networking between business leaders and staff from across North America. By connecting with technology council professionals in other states, Dufort also plans to bring new ideas back to the Granite State.
“We know we’ll need to work together regionally and nationally to achieve what we want here in the Granite State while also lending our voices to a larger effort to break down the barriers that stand between women entering the technology field,” she said.
The Council has launched several events targeted to female technologists, increased coverage of women-focused technology opportunities, and highlighted the new and time-tested resources available to women entrepreneurs, technologists and business professionals to help them succeed in a traditionally male-dominated industry. In addition to building pathways within the business and education spheres, the Council has partnered with community organizations such as FIRST, Lego League and the Girl Scouts, launched a TechWomen Ambassador mentorship program, and prioritized awareness building around the issue from an institutional perspective.
To learn more about the TechWomen | Tech Girls initiative or to get involved contact committee chairwoman Catherine Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 828-7312.