Six World Wide Technology Employees Recognized as Technology Rising Stars at the 2022 Women of Color STEM Conference | Business


World Wide Technology (WWT), a global provider of technology solutions, announces that six of its employees will be honored during the Women of Color STEM Conference: Digital Twin Experience (DTX) October 7-9. In conjunction with Women of Color magazine, this annual event has promoted career advancement, provided a platform for networking and education, and honored women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (STEM) since 1995.

The Women of Color STEM Awards recognize the significant contributions and outstanding achievements of women in the STEM disciplines. Each year, judges select award winners from a talented pool of up-and-coming new hires, mid-career professionals, managers and executives.

Winners of the WWT Women of Color STEM Award include:

Technology Rising Star Category

  • Jaime-Christi Garrett, Manager of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
  • Shay Gillespie, Diversity Business Development Manager
  • Ashley Harris, Manager, Community Outreach and Employee Engagement
  • Melinda Hines, Strategic Engagement Manager
  • Karishma Varshani, Strategic Engagement Manager
  • Lani Sabol, Strategic Sourcing Manager

These women are dedicated to mentoring and diversity initiatives that promote opportunity and help shape the technology leaders of tomorrow.

“We are delighted to honor the six women of WWT who received this special recognition,” said Ann Marr, Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for WWT. “At WWT, we know that innovation cannot exist without diversity and the success of our business is due to our outstanding employees who bring their unique experiences, backgrounds and passions to their careers and to our mission of making a new world a reality. A big thank you to the Women of Color STEM Conference for celebrating these amazing women in tech.”

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WWT employs thousands of professionals in the STEM fields and emphasizes the importance of these disciplines in supporting the future of technological and scientific advancements. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority at WWT, fostering a work environment that drives shared value among its employees, business and community.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award and my efforts as Diversity Manager to bring our diversity and inclusion initiatives to life make this recognition even more rewarding,” said Shay Gillespie, Diversity Business Manager, WWT. “This is a special moment in my career and is a testament that my contributions and those of my fellow honorees have helped remove barriers and provide greater access to opportunities for women of color in the STEM field.”

According to Deloitte, the percentage of overall female representation in technology jobs in 2022 stands at 25% of women. WWT remains involved with various organizations aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, such as the BEYA STEM Conference; NPower, which creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities; the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to promote interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) related fields; and the Hawthorn School of Leadership for Girls to help empower diverse women leaders.

About world technology

World Wide Technology (WWT), a global provider of technology solutions with $14.5 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate transformational results for large public and private organizations around the world. . Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps clients and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for best business results, and then implements them. at scale through its 4 million square feet of global warehousing, distribution and integration space. With more than 8,000 employees and more than 55 locations worldwide, WWT’s culture, based on a set of core values ​​and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized for 11 consecutive years by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique combination of determination, innovation and leadership for diversity and inclusion. With this culture as its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world a reality for its customers, partners and communities.

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About the Women of Color STEM Conference:

The Annual Women of Color STEM Conference: A Multicultural Event is produced by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the leader in workforce diversity. For 26 years, the Women of Color STEM Conference has been a leading event for professional development and networking. CCG works with employers large and small to promote multiculturalism and equity in STEM fields.

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