University of California, Irvine Has Launched a Group to Promote Women in Technology

The University of California, Irvine has established a new diversity affinity group, Women in Technology at UCI. The new group is headed by Shohreh Bozorgmehri, the director of the Student and Academic Services Division in the university’s Office of Information Technology.

Through strategic partnerships, career development, educational events and networking activities, Women in Technology at UCI aims to strengthen the community of women in technology on campus. Its objective is to engage with staff, faculty, students, and alumni to further the group’s vision and build an alliance of female innovators and leaders and those who support them.

Among the group’s goals are

  • Build a strong community of women and their allies who support Women in Technology at UCI’s vision. This will include students, faculty, staff, alumni and strategic partners.
  • Highlight the accomplishments, research, and thought leadership of UCI women in technology and UCI women who creatively apply technology to solve today’s problems and create tomorrow’s opportunities.
  • Increase the retention and advancement of women in staff and academic roles at UCI.
  • Connect women with role models who can support them and provide mentorship.
  • Partner with like-minded organizations and associations to promote complementary initiatives, such as Academic & Professional Women of UCI.
  • Influence through outreach to the greater community, including K-12.
  • Change attitudes, remove barriers, and equip and empower UCI women to succeed and lead in the digital economy.

“Our slogan is to ‘advance, inspire, empower and act.’ WiT UCI is an organization that will work tirelessly to make a positive difference by focusing on diversity, equality, and inclusion. Its vision extends across all areas of technology at UCI, and our goal is to initiate change that advances, inspires, and empowers women,” said Bozorgmehri.

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