Virtual panel discussion set for April 13
AVONDALE, ARIZONA, April 5, 2021 – Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is proud to partner with Glendale Community College (GCC) and Microsoft on an exciting event geared toward women who are interested in careers in the technology field. The event, “Pathways to Technology Careers for Women,” will take place virtually from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on April 13.
“Microsoft values and puts intentional effort into increasing the diversity of professionals within the IT fields,” said Paula Livingston, Dean of Instruction and Occupational Education at EMCC. “Increasing the female presence in the IT fields is also a goal for Microsoft.”
The event will feature panelists who will discuss their current positions and how they embarked on their career pathways and obstacles they overcame along the way.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Panelists include Marcy Melendez, Regional Manager L&D Global Training at Microsoft; Amy Walters, Assistant Vice President, Technology Operations at Cancer Treatment Centers of America; and Alexiss Mailloux, Security Analyst at New Genesis Solutions and EMCC Graduate
Mailloux graduated from EMCC’s Cybersecurity Program in 2018 with two Associate in Applied Science degrees and four certificates of completion. Read more about Mailloux by visiting https://www.estrellamountain.edu/news/2019/emcc-grad-helps-close-gender-gap-job-cybersecurity.
To register to attend the event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-to-technology-careers-for-women-tickets-147665263779.
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Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. EMCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates, and short-term job training to more than 14,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart roads in Avondale. Classes are also offered online and at the EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus at 500 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye.