Meeting/Event Information

Building Diversity and Supporting Women in Technology

May 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Center for Global Business Development - Peterson Aud
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712

Please plan to attend the next NWA PMI Chapter Meeting on Monday, Month Day at 6 PM at NWACC Center for Global Business Development - Peterson Aud.

Agenda

6:00 to 6:30 - Networking
NOTE: we are once again providing light refreshments. There will be no charge.  PLEASE BRING GUESTS. 
6:30 to 7:30 - Presentation

Synopsis:

Building Diversity and Supporting Women in Technology -

A 2017 survey identified the top barriers faced by women in technology.  Those barriers included a lack of mentors, a lack of female role models, gender bias, unequal growth opportunities and unequal pay for the same skills.  A Northwest Arkansas Community College educator saw a need in her local community to provide women and minorities in the NWA area with the tools and support they need to be successful in technology careers and combat those barriers. We will discuss the community issues for women in technology fields, the future of advancing diversity in technology and how you can become involved helping break down barriers.

Speaker: Kimberly Bertschy

Kimberly Bertschy received her B.S.E and M.S. Operations Management at the University of Arkansas. She also obtained a M.S. Cybersecurity from Utica College, Utica, NY.  Kimberly is currently pursuing a Doctor of Science in Computer Science. Her research interests include security vulnerabilities in the embedded systems of heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, cybersecurity education, and the use of technology to facilitate violence.

Kimberly teaches networking and cybersecurity related topics at Northwest Arkansas Community College. In addition to teaching, she advises the TALONS student club, serves on the behavioral review team and collaborates with community organizations to provide outreach in the areas of technology facilitated violence, internet safety and cybersecurity. Prior to teaching, Kimberly was a Police Investigator for the University of Arkansas Police Department. During her nine years with UAPD, she received computer forensic training from the United States Secret Service and served on a joint task force with the FBI.

Kimberly is an active member and Executive Officer of Infragard Arkansas Members Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors for ArkanSec, LLC. She is the CEO and Chair of the Board for WhaleTech, Women Heroically Accelerating Leadership and Empowerment in Technology.

This meeting is worth one PDU (Professional Development Unit).

Please forward to others as needed.   This meeting is open to members and non-members. 

For more information on joining our chapter, please click this link: http://nwapmi.org/join.php.

We are always looking for speakers, volunteers to help the chapter and ways to help our community.  See our Volunteer Opportunities page http://nwapmi.org/content.php?page=Volunteer_Opportunities.  We want to call out one of our volunteer opportunities - the need to help CARE Community Center (CARECC).  The NWA PMI chapter has taken on this organization to help round up volunteers to help them year round.  If you are interested - click this link http://nwapmi.org/Volunteer_Care_Community_Center.

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