Sometimes, even when we are surrounded by our colleagues in IT, we can feel isolated in the workplace and feel that we are alone with your issues. Wherever we work, our challenges are similar across the IT industry. Recognising this issue, Avaya, Cisco, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have collaborated since 2008 to host events for women’s groups at each company, offering support, inspiration, and motivation.
Sadly, Google decided in July 2019 that it no longer would be involved in the cross industry initiative after joining the CWT collaboration in 2009. The team wishes Google well and will continue with the remaining seven technology partners.
The initiative is known as “Connecting Women in Technology – CWT”. Twice a year, each company in the group collaborate to create an event, held in rotation across all participating members to get together for an afternoon of presentations, inspiration, and networking, with colleagues from across the IT industry.
Connecting Women in Technology is about communication: within companies like our women’s networking group, across companies, across boundaries, and across geographies.
We hope that this initiative can celebrate the great practices across our companies. We hope to give you a chance to be inspired and empowered by role models. We want to give you an opportunity to network with other women with in similar careers who you normally would not meet..
If you would like to create your own ‘Connecting Women in…’ network and would like advice on how we set up and successfully manage our cross industry Connecting Women in Technology, get in touch on +44 7764 359 905 or email me, the founder at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Women in Technology: Click here for local groups in your region
Connecting Women in Technology Project team
- Event 1: March 2008 at IBM
- Event 2: October 2008 at Cisco
- Event 3: March 2009 at Microsoft
- Event 4: September 2009 4 at Dell
- Event 5: April 2010 at Intel
- Event 6: February 2011 at Google
- Event7: October 2011 at HP
- Event 8: March 2012 at Avaya
- Event 9: October 2012 at IBM
- Event 10: March 2013 at Cisco
- Event 11: October 2013 at Microsoft
- Event 12, March 2014 at Dell
- Event 13, October 2014 at Intel
- Event 14, May 2015 at Google
- Event 15, September 2015 at HP
- Event 16, April 2016 at Avaya
- Event 17, October 2016 at IBM
- Event 18, April 2017 at Cisco
- Event 19, October 2017 at Microsoft
- Event 20, April 2018 at Dell
- Event 21, October 2018 at Intel
- Event 22, May 2019 at HPE