LaWIT is an organization comprised of women dedicated to the fields of Technology, Engineering, and Science. No matter what tech-related field you're in, our organization provides a broad range of support and resources to advance women in Southern Louisiana. We recognize the unique challenges women face in their professional careers. Our networking opportunities give members the chance to expand their professional contacts, and build upon skills and knowledge that will take their career to the next level. LaWIT serves as a conduit between students and professionals, emphasizing the need for our next generation to pursue and master technology, engineering, and science careers. With the resources of the professional community behind it, LaWIT aims to raise awareness so that young women feel empowered to pursue a challenging, creative, and fulfilling career path.
The IT Girls Workshop held on May 2, 2014 was a success!!! A special thanks to our sponsors: Louisiana Technology Park, Geocent, Sparkhound, and Foundation for East Baton Rouge School Systems. Check out the article that the Advocate wrote about the event! http://theadvocate.com/news/southside/9027816-123/girls-get-hands-on-training-atread more
Mrs. Kim Fossey does a great job of exploring Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Please take a moment to read her blog! I am sure she would appreciate any comments or new discussion topics!read more