New York, NY, April 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- International IT services provider FDM Group was a sponsor for the New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NWCWiC) conference held April 19th and 20th in Albany, New York.
Attendees gathered at the Desmond Albany Hotel and Conference Center for the second occurrence of this annual conference. Bringing together students, faculty, and professionals from the technology field, the program promotes the academic, social, and professional growth of technical women in New York. The conference served as a forum to open up a dialogue about issues common to women in the technology industry.
Featured speakers included Dr. Wendi Heinzelman of the University of Rochester and Lorraine Herger, Director of Integrated Solutions and CIO of IBM Research. Throughout the conference, attendees took part in career and résumé advising, breakout discussion sessions, networking, and a career fair. It was an immersive weekend designed to support and encourage women interested in launching successful careers in STEM.
FDM’s Ashley Lofters commented, “It was refreshing to see so many qualified women that are passionate about technology and looking for a way to jumpstart their career in IT. The attendees were thankful for the chance to network while learning more about potential opportunities for women in a predominately male industry.”
As an avid supporter of women in STEM, FDM was proud to be sponsoring the event. In 2011 the international IT services provider launched its own Women in IT campaign, which aims to encourage and support women in business and IT.
As part of the ongoing initiative, FDM holds regular "Women in IT Advantage Sessions," which offer the opportunity for women who are interested in pursuing an IT career to network with industry professionals and gain insight into what their professional future might have in store for them. Each session includes presentations delivered by female IT professionals offering advice for ladies to succeed in the field. Every event closes with a round of networking, giving guests the opportunity to forge relationships with other like-minded women that could support them throughout their careers.
As part of the campaign, FDM has also introduced a "Female Champions" initiative that offers women in the organization a mentor to support her professional growth. Boasting a female majority across its management team, FDM is committed to championing women in IT worldwide.
For more information about FDM’s Women in IT campaign, please visit: http://www.fdmgroup.com/us-about_us-women_in_it
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FDM Group is an international IT services provider specializing in seven core service areas: Project Management Office, Application Support, Data Services, Development, Testing, Infrastructure and Training. Renowned for service excellence, FDM supplies effective and innovative IT solutions to over 200 prestigious clients worldwide. With offices in the USA, Europe and Asia, FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years and has firmly established itself as an award-winning IT services provider.
FDM Academy is a division of FDM Group, responsible for launching IT careers. FDM’s award-winning Academy Program consists of approximately 12-16 weeks of skills development followed by a minimum of two years employment and is designed to provide both the practical skills and business awareness required in today’s demanding workplace. www.fdmgroup.com