Send CBE Students to the Wonder Women Tech Conference in DC
We are a collective of Womxn of Color in the College of Business and Economics interested in attending the 2019 Wonder Women Tech Summit hosted in Washington D.C on April 30 - May 1st, 2019.
This project will support sending 15 students to the conference, including airfare, conference registration fees, room and board.
We can include corporate matches - please let us know when you make a gift if you will be submitting for a match from your organization in the comments or notes.
Why Womxn? You might notice the intentional use of an "x" instead of an "e" in the word womxn. Womxn denotes inclusivity in gender fluidity.
See definition here:
a woman (used, especially in intersectional feminism, as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n and m-e-n , and to be inclusive of transand nonbinary women)
WHO WE ARE
We are 15 Womxn in the College of Business and Economics studying a wide variety of fields in Business Administration including Accounting, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management, and Manufacturing Supply Chain Management.
Our group of 15 includes:
2 students in Management (3rd and 4th year)
6 students in International Business (between 1st and 4th years)
2 students in Accounting (3rd years)
2 students in Marketing (2nd and 4th year)
1 student in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (4th year)
2 students in Finance (3rd and 4th years)
After researching the different conferences around the United States, the Wonder Women Tech conference best aligned with our needs. We believe this conference will provide us with access to future careers, network development and professional development. As Womxn of Color, often we experience a lack of resources and networks to succeed in business. As we move forward into our careers, we need to be in the presence of womxn who are succeeding in this field, in turn they will inspire us to do the same and provide us with the resources to succeed. We plan to attend this conference for their programming which includes: a Career Fair, Resume Review Lounges, Workshops and Keynote Speakers. Furthermore we plan on bringing the content back to the Western community.
Even though womxn of Color represent 18% of the U.S. population, only 4% of us are in C-Level positions in corporations. Compared to white men (68%) and white womxn (19%). (from https://hbr.org/2019/03/women-of-color-get-less-support-at-work-heres-how-managers-can-change-that)
ABOUT WONDER WOMEN TECH SUMMIT
Wonder Women Tech Summit will provide a space to highlight, educate and celebrate womxn who are underrepresented in innovation, entrepreneurialism and STEAM industries. With career development training, leadership, and employment opportunities, WWT will provide us with the tools to succeed by holding critical conversations that are necessary to develop diversity & inclusive strategies in the global workforce.
See more about Wonder Women Tech Summit here: https://wonderwomentech.com/
POST CONFERENCE: THE WWU COMMUNITY AT LARGE
When we return from the conference, we plan on presenting in teams to faculty and student club leaders on campus in Bellingham, and to alumni in Seattle. We will also write up a report for supporters of this project. The content presented at this event shows current technology trends in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion field and could be beneficial for Whatcom County and the alumni to hear about current trends.
We will be providing updates as this project is active, and live updates while on the road in DC.
Any extra financial support beyond the goal will go towards the creation of The Multicultural Business Scholars Association, a new student club supporting under-represented students in the College of Business & Economics.