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Women in Tech 2018 event highlights workforce challenge

10/11/2018 5:41 PM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

Roughly 100 people attended the fifth annual Women in Technology event on October 9th at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH.  This year’s theme—Seeing Herself There—reinforced the importance of increasing the number of role models and mentors to young women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Keynote speaker Gaynelle Swann is a lifetime STEM and diversity advocate who captured the audience’s interest with her compelling journey.  She acknowledged that while STEM fields are male-dominated, they are not male-oriented and opportunities for women abound.  Ms. Swann was introduced by Dr. Loretta Brady, professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College and the architect of BDS Insight’s “Bad Ass & Bold”—designed for leaders seeking a transformational approach to planning with their loves, dreams, and realities in mind.

The evening culminated in lively roundtable discussions that explored ways to value women in STEM fields and identify supports and strategies that help women flourish in these careers. In addition to Diversity Workforce Coalition, Market Street Talent of Portsmouth and Bad Ass & Bold were sponsors of this year’s event.


Keynote speaker and lifelong diversity advocate Gaynelle Swan shares her incredible STEM story. 


Roughly 100 participants turned out for WIT 2018 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth.

The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

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