There is a visibility problem within the tech industry as there is a large absence of female leaders and role models. The diversity gap among tech leadership roles is wider today than it was in 1984. A 2021 report found that 50% of women abandon tech careers by 35 and are leaving at a 45% higher rate than men.
AWIT was founded to address the representation gap in tech leadership roles by giving underrepresented individuals the resources they need to exceed, including mentoring, skills-based training, and advocacy. Nancy Wang shares the story behind AWIT.
In addition to being CEO and Founder of AWIT, Nancy currently leads the SQL Server, public sector, and gaming teams for Windows on EC2 Amazon Web Services. Previously, Nancy also led products at Rubrik, the fastest-growing enterprise software unicorn. She shares her first-hand experiences of what it means to climb to be a female leader within the tech industry.
We discuss all of these reasons represent the need for mentorship and continuing education for women and underrepresented individuals to have the right support to accelerate their careers to the next level. I learn how AWIT has recently created the industry’s first 1:1 executive mentorship program for MongoDB and teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to release two online certification programs for Coursera.
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