CIPS recently launched a national Women in IT Ambassador program* to educate and to rid of negative perceptions girls may have about careers in IT.
IT women professionals have volunteered an hour or more of their time to discuss their career path and the importance of IT through classroom visits or career day seminars. To date, more than 50 women from across Canada have volunteered their time to visit local high schools and to act as mentors.
High Schools Requesting Ambassadors
Any high schools that would like to request a woman ambassador to speak to female students at your school (i.e. classroom or gymnasium setting) are asked to fill out a Women in IT Ambassador Request Form. (Only one Request Form per school is accepted.)
*NOTE: As a non-profit organization, CIPS will try its best to fulfill every school's request. Requests are dependent on ambassadors' availability and proximity to schools.
Schools located in cities where there is a CIPS section may have a CIPS Board or Section Director serve as an IT ambassador. CIPS is located in 30 cities across Canada. Please visit the CIPS national Web site to see if there is a CIPS section near your school: http://www.cips.ca/
Women Interested in Volunteering as an IT Ambassador
IT women professionals interested in volunteering as ambassadors are asked to forward the following information with the subject heading, "Women in IT Ambassador" to the CIPS National Office by fax (905) 602-7884 or by e-mail: email@example.com:
- Mailing address (please indicate if it is a business address or a home address);
- Phone number;
- Fax number;
- E-mail address; and
- CIPS member number (if applicable).
Please also indicate if you are a CIPS member or if you are interested in becoming a CIPS member.