The WIT Crowd | 09/24/2019

School is back in session, and campus is full of pedestrians shuffling tiredly between buildings all across campus. I hope you’re taking care to avoid catching the attention of the shamblers…

WIT Crowd Newsletter Redesign

In an effort to better serve the Women in Technology community, the UMN WIT Executive committee has redesigned the WIT Crowd newsletter format.

In the sections below, you’ll still find events and activities that are put on by UMN WIT. You’ll also find links to resources to help us learn and grow as professionals. These resources might be specific to Women in Technology, but they may also just be good for personal development. We hope you enjoy the changes! 

If you have feedback for what you would like to see in the WIT Crowd, contact [email protected].

Something to Do

Attend Anyone can be a Mentor!

In this interactive session, we'll talk about the value that anyone can give as a mentor or mentee. Being a mentor doesn't mean you know all the answers, it means you have experiences to share that can help other people.

Location: Anderson Hall Rm 110, Date & Time: September 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Apply for the SANS Women's Immersion Academy

If you are interested in a career in Cyber Security, SANS Women's Immersion Academy may be your chance to get FREE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION!

Applications open: September 16, 2019, Deadline to apply: December 2, 2019

Donate to Support Code Kitty

  • Laura Farvour (UMN) and Morgan Miller (Code42, previously UMN) are riding their bikes to Duluth this Thursday and Friday, and they are raising money for Code Kitty.
  • Find out more by visiting their GoFundMe campaign page.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% go directly to Code Kitty!

Someone to Congratulate

UMN WIT was awarded the Gender Equity Grant! The funds were used towards the summer event: WIT & You: Finding your Place in Technology.

Award Ceremony will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Celebrating Changemakers Awards Program.

Something to Listen To, Read, or Watch

  • WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast
    Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again. “I found that every episode of this podcast was relevant to something that was happening in my current work life. After listening, I walk away with specific actions I can take to improve some aspect of how I carry myself, interact with colleagues, or do my work. I even re-listen to episodes when I need a reminder. This is an *excellent* professional development podcast!” – Laura F.
  • ► President Joan Gabel's Inauguration
    If you weren’t able to attend the inauguration in person, we hope you’ll take some time to watch the first woman president of the University of Minnesota give her inaugural speech. We are thrilled to look up to one of the highest seats of leadership in our organization and see ourselves represented more clearly than ever!
  • How unintentional but insidious bias can be the most harmful (PBS News Hour video shared by University of Minnesota Campus Climate)
  • Power Posing Is Back: Amy Cuddy Successfully Refutes Criticism