Gloria Steinem to Speak at Women in Technology Conference

Daniel Leighton dleight at cnet.com
Tue Mar 14 05:39:18 EST 1995


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Gloria Steinem and White House Scientist, Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, to Speak
at Women in Technology Conference


Sherman Oaks, Calif. -- Gloria Steinem and White House Associate 
Director of Science,  Dr.  M.R.C. Greenwood, are featured
keynote speakers at the Women in Technology Conference hosted by
the International Network of Women in Technology (WITI), June
27-29, 1995, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.


"Women have made significant contributions to the development of 
technology in all sectors -  industry, government and academia.
This conference will celebrate those accomplishments and will
move us one step closer to finally shattering the glass
ceiling", said Senator Boxer, a Conference Advisor.   Other
Conference Advisors include:  Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne
Feinstein, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Joint Venture: Silicon 
Valley CEO Becky Morgan.


Titled "Channels for Change,"  this conference will provide a 
unique opportunity for women working for technology
organizations to celebrate accomplishments, share success
strategies, expand professional contacts and influence
industrial, academic and government policy. Intriguing panel 
discussions, interactive workshops, networking areas and
exhibits by prominent technology organizations are all part of
this event.     


"Gloria Steinem has been a source of inspiration to countless
men and women.  Instead of directing her focus to create more
division between men and women, she has remained one of the
earliest feminist leaders to help all groups explore better ways
to live and work together.  We couldn't be more pleased about
her willingness to speak at our conference", said Executive
Director, Carolyn Leighton


"Most importantly", continued Leighton, "we applaud our
Conference Advisors and our growing list of Sponsors and
Exhibitors, without whom this conference could not happen - they
have come forward with great enthusiasm to demonstrate their
commitment and support of women in technology."


Apple, Compaq, Dell Computer, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, Sun 
Microsystems, Xerox, Adobe Systems, Claris, ESL, Informix,
Integrated Systems Solutions, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics,
Oracle, US West Technology, Autodesk, Applied Biosystems,
Alexander Communications, Austin Knight, Bernard Hodes
Advertising, Criterion Research, CMP Publications, Inc.
Diversity/Careers in Engineering, EE Times, Girl Scouts of Santa
Clara County, General Motors, Grass Valley Group, Heidrick &
Struggles, Market Vision, Mentor Graphics, Miller Freeman, Inc.
Society of Women Engineers, Silicon Valley Bank, Stanford
University's ITSS, UB Networks, Westech/HTC, Winds of Change
Magazine, are already participating as sponsoring organizations.


To underscore the theme,  "there is no single blueprint for 
success," this conference will highlight the variety of roles in
which women can be effective and successful, and provide
attendees with a rich diversity of interesting and effective
panelists.


"Hillary's Class", a fascinating documentary about women who
graduated from Wellesley College with Hillary Rodham Clinton,
will run continuously in the networking area.  Rachel Dresden,
award winning producer of this video, will lead a discussion
about the choices these women made and how they felt about their
choices years later.


Michelle McCormack, Assistant Director of the Girl Scouts of
Santa Clara, will manage a young women's workshop at the
conference in support of WITI's objective to inspire young women
to consider technology as a career option.


WITI was founded in 1989 in response to dismal statistics
reported in the Glass Ceiling Report issued by the Department of
Labor.  WITI encourages women to take a strategic approach to
advancement and emphasizes its members electronic mail network
to assist its members in obtaining critical information and
contacts quickly.


For information about sponsorship, exhibiting or attendance,
please contact Laurie Clark, WITI,  4641 Burnet Avenue, Sherman
Oaks, CA 91403. E-mail:  witi at crl.com, Phone: (818) 990-1987,
Fax: (818) 906-3299.



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