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High Tech = High Pay, Career Event For Women


American Association of University Women — San Diego Branch will be holding a panel of “High-Performing” Women on Saturday, January 12, from 10am to 12pm, at the Women’s Museum of California in Liberty Station at 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, San Diego 92106.



The 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.


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 U.S. Department 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, Technology Outreach Chair for AAUW — San Diego Branch and event coordinator. For example, only one in ten computer science grads and 13 percent 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. Panelists will demonstrate “must have” social media networking for career women and then offer useful suggestions during the complimentary resume review. The panel of high-performing women includes Melisa Caric Lee (engineer), Felena Hanson (Hera Hub), Rosanna Lacarra (scientist), Jen Martino (social media, Project X Media), Heidi Rataj (medical video and Web producer), Erika Shephard (Web developer, Optelec), Lisa Vaughn-Olstad (AQUENT), and STEM Advisors Mireya Gutierrez-Aguero (Palomar College) and Celia Martinez (CSU San Marcos).


Each attendee will receive a free executive summary: Why So Few? Women in STEM. Refreshments will be served. High Tech = High Pay is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10, and $5 for members and students. AAUW — San Diego Branch (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. (619.299.0778, network@aauwsandiego.org)


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