Palomar College will be holding a panel of “High-Performing” Women on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Women’s Museum of California • Liberty Station • San Deigo, CA. The FREE event, “High Tech = High Pay For Women: Your Career Path,” will offer valuable insight and guidance to women seeking entry into the workforce as well as those seeking career growth. AAUW is excited about technology as a means to reach one’s career potential through competitive skill-building since all career paths now require computer and other technical skills. High-tech skills will increase in demand in the 21st Century economy.
Attendees will hear from a panel of “High-Performing” Women who will share their career paths. “Inspiring role models in technical careers are important because the US Dept. of Labor reports that the wide range of high tech industries pay considerably more than other industries, but women are notably missing from this career sector,” observes Lillian Payn, Academic Technology Coordinator at Palomar College and event coordinator. For example, only one in ten computer science grads and 13% of software engineers are women.
The panelists will identify the high tech trends in San Diego as well as local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational opportunities. The panel of high-performing women includes Stephanie Burns (Founder & CEO / CHIC CEO, LLC), Bettina Heinz (Professor, Chemistry / Palomar College), Jackie Julien (Adjunct, Chemistry / Palomar College & CSUSM), STEM Advisor: Celia Martinez (CSU San Marcos / Palomar College), and Lillian Payn (Professor, Graphic Communications / Palomar College.
Each attendee will receive a free Executive Summary: Why So Few? Women in STEM. For more information about the High Tech = High Pay Careers for Women event, please contact Lillian Payn at firstname.lastname@example.org.