Happy new year everyone! Whether you celebrated a month ago or last weekend, we hope you were able to share the love and camaraderie with your family and friends.
Around this time of year, many of us make goals. We revisit the path we’ve tread and look ahead to the future.
I hope that your goals include engaging with the UMN WIT community by attending events to meet other awesome members, participating in the mentorship program to help or be helped with professional and life goals, or volunteering to serve on a committee or in a board position.
We are always open to having more people be a part of the core group setting direction and putting together programs and events. Please email [email protected] if you are interested and available!
Something to Do
- Speed Mentoring: In this interactive session, we'll talk about the value that anyone can give as a mentor or mentee.
February 4, 3-4:30 p.m., Mondale Hall Room 15
- Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) virtual conference, “Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change”
February 7, 12-3 p.m., Reserve your spot at one of the UMN viewing party locations.
- Palentines Day Dinner: There are many issues that those who identify as women face in the workplace. Have you wanted to discuss any of them but were too nervous to bring it up in front of a larger group? The Women in Technology group is excited to bring you an after-hours event where we can take a deep dive into the topics that YOU want to discuss! Please fill out this form to help us in setting up the final details so that we can ensure small groups and great conversations.
February 13 aka Palentine's Day. Time & Location: TBD (This event will take place after work on Thursday.)
- WIT Coffee Hour: February 26, 10-11 a.m., D'Amico & Son's at McNamara Alumni Cente
Someone to Congratulate
If you or a WIT member you know has won an award please email [email protected] so we can share the accomplishment(s) in our next newsletter.
Something to Listen To, Read, or Watch
- Decision Intelligence and Data Science with Cassie Kozyrkov
- Atomic Habits An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Ada Lovelace: The Original Woman in Tech : Zoe Philpott | TEDxBucharest
- The Poetry of Programming | Linda Liukas
Want to Share?
Google Form -- what is it, why is it valuable to you?
Want to join UMN WIT? Let us know!
If you’d like to join any of our committees, have questions or ideas regarding how to get involved, contact [email protected].