IU Women in IT
Welcome to the website for IU Women in Information Technology. We are a staff-led organization dedicated to professional development focused on the needs of women in IT. We’re glad you’re here!
The Indiana University “Women in Information Technology” desires to become a recognized and respected professional association for female staff and employees across all IU campuses. IU Women in IT seeks to provide professional networking opportunities; an open forum to raise issues and concerns impacting women in IT careers; advocacy and encouragement; and, pathways to professional development. Our goal is to further the IT profession and grow opportunities for women, while paying-it-forward with service and mentoring.
Indiana University Women in Information Technology was founded in summer of 2012 and was the brainchild of Megan May, a University Information Technology Services (UITS) staff member. It has hosted numerous professional development and networking events since its founding. Although founded as a staff organization for women, IUWIT welcomes students, faculty, and all genders at its events.
Who can join?
IUWIT operates on a “big tent” model. It is an open membership organization with no dues or fees. Anyone who wishes to be involved with IUWIT’s activities can sign up by joining the listserv. It is open to all Indiana University campuses, and encourages staff, faculty and students to engage with the group.
What do you do?
Each academic year, IUWIT offers a book discussion group, networking opportunities, mentoring, and a professional development event. In addition, the organization runs social media sites to help connect women in the IT field. Events that are physically held at one campus will be livestreamed to all other campuses, with IUWIT coordinators hosting each livestream room.
How is it structured?
The governing structure of IUWIT is a steering committee of UITS staff members. The steering committee meets regularly via videoconference to plan events.
Workshop: Speed of Trust Overview
- Date: April 7, 2017
- Time: 1:30-4pm.
- IUB: Innovation Center, IC 105
- IUPUI: IT-303
- IUN: Hawthorn Hall 105
- IUSB: NS038IUK: Havens Room in the Main Building
- IUPUC: LC1512
- IUE: Hayes Hall 171A
- IUSE: Knobview014-E
Connect with us!
Tweets from @IUWIT
·IU Techie Women: Most campuses had Spring Break last week. How did you spend it?
·Recording of the Service and Performance Excellence workshop is now available! (requires IU login) https://t.co/c5l0D0svY7
·Big thanks to Martie Adler and @iuitlc for coming together for today's workshop! Check back next week for a link to the recording.
·Be strong and deliberate in the language of your code. None of this "we'll try to..." There is no try!
·Remember, your code of service & performance excellence is a living document that your team should return to over time!
·You don't have to use every word from the brainstorm -- just make sure you convey the intent.
·Next step is to take the words in the list as a starting point, then develop them into standards.
·Now we are making 2 big lists: What do we want from people on your team in Communication, and what in Performance & Behavior?
·Do you avoid workplace conflict? Consider: The consequences of avoidance may be worse than the problem itself.
·Create a code with *everyone* on your team that covers performance & behavior expectations. This is for *internal* use.
·Martie wants to create a workshop on boundary-setting for yourself -- we think lots of people would attend!
·When you're disappointed in a colleague, double-check -- did you agree upon your expectations for that person? Martie bets you didn't!