Georgia Perimeter College Newsroom

Career conversations panel encourages women in STEM fields

By Betsy Hardy

There will be 250,000 science technology engineering and math (STEM) jobs between now and 2020 and not enough people trained to fill them.

Getting women prepared to fill those STEM fields is one of the reasons Lizann Gibson, Learning and Tutoring Lab supervisor, started a Career Conversations for Women in Technology on the Alpharetta Campus.  Women active in a variety of STEM fields are invited to speak with students about educational pathways and job opportunities.

The most recent session featured panelists Belinda Clark, independent program manager; Chris Owens, Coca Cola Telecom expense manager, and Rocchu Shah,  founder of TeamLogic of Norcross.

 “Even on a slow October Friday, 29 students, four professors, two advisors and three panelists came in the rain to our event,” Gibson said. The panelist discussed the roles of women in technology and answered students’  questions.

The next Women in Technology Lunch and Learn at Alpharetta is Friday, Oct.  23. For information, contact Gibson at 678-240-6085.