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Julie Wernert
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Last modified: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Students to gain professional insights at IU's Women in Technology Conference

October 14, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Information technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing fields in today's economy. Operating on the cutting edge, IT is laying the foundations for groundbreaking innovation, but it is doing so with limited contributions from one crucial group -- women.

That is why University Information Technology Services (UITS), Indiana University's central IT organization, is partnering with NetApp and Matrix Integration to host the 2010 Women in Technology Conference on October 28 (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This IU Bloomington event will feature prominent technology leaders from Indiana University and businesses such as NetApp, Matrix Integration, Microsoft, and Cisco. All of these presenters have one thing in common -- they're committed to helping female students in high school and college learn more about the many roles IT can play in shaping their future careers.

"We are thrilled that such prominent IT executives are joining some of the talented women in IT at Indiana University to inspire a new generation of women to jump-start their careers in the field," said IU Associate Vice President for Communication and Support Sue B. Workman. "Students will have the opportunity not only to learn from nationally recognized IT professionals through presentations and discussions, but also to meet and connect with them during several networking opportunities."

Speakers include 2009 Nobel Prize Winner and Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the prestigious Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and emerging technologies researcher Sarah "Intellagirl" Robbins. Robbins teaches social marketing at IU's Kelley School of Business.

Workman will moderate a panel discussion featuring top female executives, as well as members of IU's faculty and staff ranks whose careers -- whether in business, art, medicine, or IT -- have benefitted from being on the leading edge of innovation in information technology.

Attendees can follow Women in Technology on Twitter: @IU_WIT. For more information and to register, visit: