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IAMCP Women In Technology (WIT). 2014. So you heard about WIT…. What’s next?. Get started Create a presence Run a community. Mission, vision, and values. Mission To connect the creative, innovative and hardworking women in the Microsoft eco-system for the purpose of:

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So you heard about WIT…

What’s next?

  • Get started

  • Create a presence

  • Run a community

Mission, vision, and values

  • Mission

  • To connect the creative, innovative and hardworking women in the Microsoft eco-system for the purpose of:

  • Providing mutual support in achieving professional and personal goals

  • Attracting and retaining women into careers in information technology

  • Furthering the objectives of the IAMCP

  • Building a global community of like-minded women who meet annually at WPC


Diversity is good for business. Gender diversity introduces innovation which fuels better business, builds stronger relationships and increases profitability. We will attract a strong membership by example—by acting ethically, honestly and courageously and through an ongoing commitment to community outreach activities.

  • Values

  • Leveraging the power of global relationships, collaboration and learning to build a strong ecosystem of women who can provide support and mutual learning

  • Valuing diversity, fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects respect

  • Understanding that each of us has the power to change the lives of others—we will use every interaction as an opportunity to impact others in a positive way

  • Fostering a culture of community involvement and volunteerism—finding ways to give back to charities that reflect our commitment to improving the lives of others

How WIT works


the Value

Designate a chairperson

Grow the WIT Community

Start with Planning

Fuel With Activities

Contact interested participants

Hold a brainstorming session

Share Best Practices

Grow with Regularity

Step 1: Get started

Get started

  • Designate a chairperson from your local IAMCP chapter and put together a steering committee of 3-5 women

  • Reach out to your WIT regional lead for guidance and tips on scaling activities locally (see slide 18)

  • Plan a brainstorming session to establish goals for the next 12 months

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Responsibilities as a WIT leader

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

WIT member benefits

  • Strength of community: join with women locally and internationally to transform the tech industry

  • Global connections: meet people all over the globe and grow your network

  • Career support: build mentor relationships and engage in active discussions to support your professional growth and development

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Create a presence

  • Reach out to other IAMCP WIT communities and local women’s technology groups

  • Schedule and advertise consistent local events

  • Create a digital presence through social media, keeping in mind the overall IAMCP WIT digital strategy

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Social media

Expand the reach of your community

Publicize your next event

  • Include links to encourage interaction

  • Use hashtags: #IAMCP #WIT #IAMCPWIT

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Build your presence

  • Start conversations/discussions in WPC Connect

  • Become a thought leader on LinkedIn by surfacing WIT-related articles

  • Submit blogs to Digital WPC

Step 3: Run a community

  • Include educational topics for meetings and events

  • Be consistent in scheduling and advertising local events

  • Develop strategic partnerships with other local WIT oriented groups

  • Engage in global activities

  • Attend Worldwide Partner Conference WIT events

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Best Practices

  • Utilize social media to publicize WIT events and establish a digital community

  • Attend WIT events at WPC

  • Expand WIT in local IAMCP chapters by gathering best practices from WIT groups globally

  • Share content with fellow WIT chapters

  • Establish IAMCP WIT meet-and-greets to network with others

  • Make strategic connections with groups such as: Students to Business, YouthSpark, DigiGirlz, WITI (Women In Technology International), Gates Foundation, Vault

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence


WIT at WPC 2013

WPC provides an annual forum for us to gather

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Last year…

  • IAMCP WIT Luncheon focused on “Empowering Our Community”

  • WIT Impact symposium concentrated on personal and professional development, & networking

  • Speaker track topics: Examined work-life balance, breaking glass ceiling, Lean In discussion. In addition, Internal Microsoft and external speakers.

WIT at WPC 2014

WPC provides an annual forum for us to gather

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

This year…

  • IAMCP WIT Luncheon featuring Cheryl Cook, Dell Channel Chief, and benefiting Girls Who Code

  • IAMCP WIT Panel Session featuring Tiffany Wallace (Director of Business Development at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers / 5Point Enterprises), Susie Ibbotsen(Vice President, Marketing & Alliances at Navantis), Tiffani Bova(Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Research at Gartner), and Sue Barsamian(Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group Worldwide Indirect Sales at Hewlett-Packard)

  • IAMCP WIT Lounge - network with WIT members, Microsoft executives, and influential partners and get involved

  • IAMCP WIT Business Meeting - current members share goals for the next year & for aspiring members to learn more about the IAMCP WIT community

IAMCP WIT Webcasts

National Webcast Ken Thoreson

A Gourmet Life: Recipe for Personal & Professional Success

Join us for our twice-annual global webcast.

November TBD

August 12

National Webcast


Stay tuned for details


Register for August Webcast

WIT community contacts

Get started

Run a community

Create a presence

Visit WIT On The Web