IT for a Cause
We are pleased to announce that this year’s CIO of the Year will be supporting Red Chair Pittsburgh. Through your donations and a silent auction at the event, we will help Red Chair Pittsburgh, a network of both women and men, fulfill its mission to create gender balance in the Pittsburgh technology professions. The group believes that diverse teams increase innovation, opportunity and organizational results.
Red Chair Pittsburgh provides a community of support for women in computing and information technology professions, offers research based resources, and promotes awareness of the value of gender diversity at Pittsburgh technical events. Redchairpgh hosts an annual #sitwithme event to celebrate progress and acknowledge challenges for women in the computing and information technology professions.
Funds raised will be used to support Red Chair Pittsburgh events and initiatives including leadership development scholarships for mid-career women in tech with EDGE, executive coaching, and DDI Development Pack programs.
The red chair is symbolic. When women and men “sit” to take a stand, they validate women in computing and IT and recognize them for the important role they play in creating future technology. The red chair gives all of us a constructive way to show our solidarity and invite others to participate. The bold red color grabs attention and encourages action. By “sitting together” we hold space for an honest conversation and create a platform for online and offline discussions about our challenges and hopes for the future.
Join the Cause
Complete details will be announced at a later date. If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Monica Takacs firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-918-4256.