Research indicates that women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are underrepresented. Women make up half of the U.S college-educated workforce, but only 26 percent of the professional computing workforce. (National Center for Women & Information Technology, 2017)
The Women in Technology Mentorship Program at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement is committed to providing support and mentorship to women who seek to obtain degrees in the Information Technology Program. This mentorship initiative addresses the discrepancy in technology careers by partnering students with a strong network of female mentors who help navigate challenges faced by women in information technology fields.
This emphasis dovetails with SoPA’s mission to help working adults reach their full potential in their educations and their careers.
Our goals are to assist students to:
- Build meaningful relationships with a technology mentor to share personal and professional experiences
- Expand female participation in technology professions by connecting them with a broad base of current industry leaders
- Provide mentorship during the transition from school to work
“I just wanted to thank you personally for helping hook me up with my mentor a few weeks ago (Susan Adam). We met up and really hit it off. She is everything I hope to be as a manager and IT professional! She is a great addition to my growing network of friends in IT.”
—Michele Ferguson, MPS in Cybersecurity Management student