United Training Partners with Non-Profit The WIT Network to Advance Women in Technology
United Training and CertNexus Launch FREE Training Cohorts in Data Science and AI for Women Business Professionals
March is Women's History Month and it is an important time to honor and recognize women’s accomplishments in the technology industry. However, it is also a time to acknowledge that there is still much work to drive gender parity in the workplace. As of 2022, women make up only 28% of the tech industry workforce.*
"The future of technology is female," says Christine Bongard, CEO of The WIT Network. "As more women enter and advance in the technology industry, we will see a more diverse, innovative, and inclusive workforce that better serves the needs of all people."
Training is essential for women to have equal access to opportunities in the technology field. Training helps bridge gaps in skills, knowledge, and access. It can help create a level playing field for women entering the workforce and provide them with the necessary tools to be successful. Additionally, training can help develop workplace diversity and address the unconscious bias that often keeps women from achieving their full potential.
"Training is crucial for women looking to advance in technology careers, says Tiffany Wallace, Vice President of Business Development at United Training. "By investing in their skills and knowledge, women can increase their value to employers, build their confidence, and pave the way for future success."
In the spirit of ongoing support for women in tech, United Training has partnered with The WIT Network and CertNexus to launch a free two-week Data Science and AI training cohort for WIT Network members.
What: a FREE 2-week training course covering topics on Data Science and AI, including:
- a fundamental understanding of Data Science and AI
- information around implementation
- and the impact, including the benefits and challenges of each topic
WHY: Data Science and AI are becoming increasingly more prevalent and more important in industries worldwide. According to a survey done by Gartner, 40% of organizations already have thousands of AI models deployed.
WHO: This program is designed for any member of The WIT Network who wants to learn more about Data Science and AI. It is primarily intended for Managers, Business Leaders, Project Managers, HR Leaders, Marketing and Sales Leaders, Technical Sales Consultants, and other Decision Makers interested in growing the business by leveraging the power of AI and through familiarity with concepts surrounding data science.
WHEN: Two cohorts are being offered in May:
May 4th & 11th, 2023, from 9-11:00 am ET
May 4th & 11, 2023, from 12:00- 2:00 pm ET
HOW TO APPLY: To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.thewitnetwork.com/programs_and_events.php#past
As we celebrate Women's History Month, let us continue to strive for more significant opportunities for all by providing training resources so that everyone can benefit from having equal access to quality education about technology-related topics — regardless of gender or background. By investing in training initiatives, mentorship programs, and other efforts promoting inclusion, we can truly make a lasting impact on creating a more equitable future within tech industries worldwide. Together we can make sure everyone has a seat at the table!
About United Training: United Training offers custom training solutions delivered by certified subject matter experts to customers around the globe. Our solutions will allow you to optimize your technology investment, outpace your competition, increase your level of innovation, and adapt faster to market conditions. We offer training solutions for every team member in the learning style that best fits their needs. Whatever it takes – we are agile, experienced, and positioned to help you reach your goals.
About CertNexus: CertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body providing emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for Business, Data, Development, IT, and Security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is to assist in closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards establishing rewarding careers in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Data Ethics, Internet of Things(IoT), and Cybersecurity.
About the WIT Network: The WIT Network is a global and local Not For Profit organization providing inspiration, education, mentoring, networking, and practical advice to empower women (and men) to build and grow their careers in technology and pursue their ambitions.
*Zippia. "40 Telling Women In Technology Statistics : Computer Science Gender Ratio" Zippia.com. Oct. 31, 2022, https://www.zippia.com/advice/women-in-technology-statistics/