RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revature, an industry leader in technology talent development and leading employer of entry-level technology talent in the United States, has partnered with Women in Technology (WIT), the premier professional association for women in the technology industry, to facilitate its latest Mentor-Protégé Program and discuss ways to attract and retain women in the tech space. As part of this partnership, Revature will host 25 women for a series of five events from February to June, providing mentorship and networking opportunities for tech professionals at its headquarters in Reston, VA.
“According to statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 28% of the science and engineering workforce – that number has to change,” said Elsa Burns, vice president of recruitment at Revature. “Women continue to be underrepresented in tech – which is why Revature is committed to increasing opportunities, providing support and level the playing field for the next generation of female talent. Our partnership with WIT exemplifies our continued determination to accelerate the number of women in tech through tangible, meaningful work while encouraging more women to enter and stay in the industry.”
The WIT Mentor-Protégé Program offers a five-part series and is conducted by a professional facilitator. Each monthly session explores issues and opportunities facing women professionals today, such as work/life integration, strategic networking, political savvy and executive presence, and communication.
“Mentorship is crucial for introducing women to the wealth of opportunities available to them in the technology industry. We know that women who have the opportunity to network with other women who have successful careers in technology are more likely to pursue a STEM career,” said Carrie Drake, president of Women in Technology. “We thank Revature for helping to facilitate the latest round of our Mentor-Protégé Program and are excited to be partnering with a company that shares our vision of creating opportunities for women in tech.
For more information about Revature please visit https://revature.com.
If you are interested in learning more about WIT or their Mentor-Protégé Program please visit https://www.womenintechnology.org/mentor-protege-program.
Revature is a leading employer of entry-level technology talent in the United States - having launched more than 5,000 careers.
Revature works with Fortune 500 companies, government organizations and top systems integrators to grow their business by recruiting, employing, training and deploying top tech talent. Our mission is to create a pathway for qualified candidates from diverse experiences and educational backgrounds to reach their potential as technology professionals. Graduates of the Revature program work on innovative, challenging and rewarding software development projects across the United States.
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With more than 1,000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit http://www.womenintechnology.org/ or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).