The WIT Education and Training Committee offers regular workshops and discussion groups on topics pertinent to women in technology and their allies. We are currently planning workshops and discussion groups for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Here is a look at the workshops we've offered in the past.
- Advocating for Yourself: Advocating for yourself can take the form of negotiation, speaking up and being heard, making the "ask," stating your case, etc. Unfortunately, many women don't advocate for themselves for a variety of reasons, including the fear of being seen as pushy or demanding. In this workshop, we look at ways to overcome these fears and offer practical strategies for preparing for situations that require self-advocacy.
- #IamRemarkable: #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.
- Patterns of Bias in the Workplace: Learn about the four common patterns of gender bias in the workplace and strategies to mitigate those patterns. This workshop is based on Joan C. Williams’ video and discussion guide, What Works for Women at Work, from Stanford VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab.
- Imposter Syndrome: Impostor syndrome is very common. It is a term used to describe feelings of insecurity or self-doubt, despite there being no evidence to support such a belief. In this workshop — which debuted at the 2019 IT Unconference — we dive into imposter syndrome and learn strategies to help overcome it.
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