Creating awareness and broadening the scope of future careers in technology through video series featuring prominent CEOs and executives
March 4, 2015 (Philadelphia) – TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, announces the launch of the #MyFutureEmployee campaign, featuring video interviews with corporate CEOs, marketing and financial executives, and other industry leaders.
The campaign features business leaders talking about the future of technology in careers related to their specific business. The video series shows fascinating ways technology will change the workplace and offers kids a wide view of the potential careers available to them.
“Being part of the thriving tech scene in Philadelphia gives me the opportunity to talk with people who have an insider view of what’s new and on the horizon in technology,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder of TechGirlz and chief marketing officer at Chariot Solutions. “This campaign was created to expand the conversation beyond coding and to get girls – and boys – interested in all the ways technology can affect their future careers.”
Kicking off #MyFutureEmployee is an interview with Robert Moore, co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a company that provides business users with an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution to drive growth through smarter decision-making. “It is critical that we expose young women to science, technology and engineering at the earliest age possible,” said Moore. “At many high-tech companies, including RJMetrics, women are making a major impact today but there is still an undeniable gender gap. We hope that providing exposure to these fast-growing fields at the earliest age possible will help grow the population of female leaders in the future.”
The ongoing campaign will also include videos from:
- Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer of Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care.
- Michael Rappaport, CEP, Founder and Director at Chariot Solutions, Greater Philadelphia region’s top IT consulting firm, specializing in modern web application development, system integration, and mobile application development using the most innovative tools, languages and platforms – with a preference toward open source.
The goal of #MyFutureEmployee is to expand the awareness about the scope of potential career opportunities in technology for those who don’t know what is available, all while supporting TechGirlz’ methodologies and mission to educate young girls about the different types of careers that can be possible using tech. Additionally, a goal is to make companies that may not consider themselves a tech business, aware that their future workforce needs tech skills.
For more information about TechGirlz, volunteering opportunities, or to sponsor or get involved in TechGirlz’ mission of getting and keeping girls excited and interested in perusing technology, please visit www.TechGirlz.org.
TechGirlz (www.TechGirlz.org) inspires young women to shatter the statistics. The organization’s aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, TechGirlz hopes to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.