March 2022

IUWIT Insights

Published on March 31, 2022
Welcome to IUWIT Insights, where you’ll find insights about the latest and greatest events, interviews, and stories involving women in tech across IU’s 8 campuses and beyond. This newsletter is distributed by IU Women in Technology (IUWIT), the staff affiliate of the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me rather than terrify me.

Tracee Ross

Events & Opportunities for IU Staff

Candid Conversations for Caregivers

March 23 2022, 11 AM EST

As a professional with a full-time job, the added responsibility of caregiving can certainly take a toll on you. Join us to connect with other staff at IU who are also tackling these challenges and learn about how to more effectively handle caregiving.

Sampling Compassion Culture: Unconscious Bias and Micro-behaviors

March 24 2022, 11 AM EST

Biases cause people to prejudge, and applying those pre-judgments creates stereotypical thoughts and behaviors. Micro-inequities and micro-aggressions can be harmful in the workplace. Join us for an informative workshop to learn how to be more mindful and how to tackle micro-behaviors.

Plenary Luncheon & Book Signing: Rethinking Imposter Syndrome with Ruchika Tulshyan

March 28, 2022, 12 PM

This session is presented in-person and will also be live-streamed. Learn why the current messaging around this topic is gendered and flawed from Ruchika Tulshyan, co-author of “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome,” among the top 100 most-read articles in Harvard Business Review’s history. Ruchika will also share learnings from her new book, Inclusion on Purpose.

Welcome to the New Possibilities in the Cybersecurity Workforce with Lynn Dohm

March 31, 2022 12 pm

During this webinar, Women in CyberSecurity Executive Director Lynn Dohm will share the story and powers of the WiCyS community, showcasing how far women in the cybersecurity workforce have come and how much further to go in building a bigger table that represents us all.

Statewide IT Conference 2022

April 11-13, 2022

IU’s annual IT conference kicks off with a pre-conference session and opening reception and then hosts 2 days of talks and breakouts. We recommend "Building an inclusive working environment for caregivers: Join the conversation" session at 4 p.m. on April 11 that will be presented by IUWIT Leadership Team member Renee Petrina. Find more info about the conference and register here >>

The Great Juggling Act: Being a Parent AND a Person

April 14, 2022 12 PM EST

No two retirements are alike but having a plan is important for everyone. Explore the different retirement income strategies that can help you grow and preserve your savings in retirement in this webinar from Fidelity. Register here >>

Amanda Srichareon

Don’t be so hard on yourself. There is a lot of stuff you think that matters, but it doesn’t. Every day is filled with new opportunities and you can take things to a new level.

Amanda Srichareon


Upcoming Holidays

  • March 24 – Equal Pay Day
  • April 2—World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 17—Easter
  • April 22—Earth Day

Job Openings

UITS is seeking applications for the following IT positions at IU.

2022 Outstanding Staff Mentor/Advocate Winners

Every year during the Summit, the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology and IU Women in IT (IUWIT) honor IU staff members who have been recognized as diligent and supportive mentors or advocates for women and technology by their peers. This years winners are:

Jamie Gathing, Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives, IU Bloomington Amber Kent, Language Instruction Specialist, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, IU Bloomington

Jamie & Amber will be honored during the Summit Luncheon Plenary with Ruchika Tulshyan on March 28.