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Impact Your Career with Incredible Tech Training

Toni Cunningham, Leader, Motivator, Workforce Development Professional, and REBOOT Strategist believes each tech-trained person changes the trajectory of family life, community, and the world. Discover the game-changing skills that will impact your career. References Toni CunninghamPer ScholasColumbus Per ScholasLewie MillerJohn StookeyBizTech Non-Profit AwardContact Pre ScholasOhio Attorney General's officeAmerican Electric PowerMike MorrisHDOTgetWITitgirlCON


Apprenticeship with Tech Career to Follow

Do you desire a tech apprenticeship tailored specifically for you? Plus, would you like to immediately step into a tech position after completing an apprenticeship? Jennifer Carlson, Founder and CEO of Apprenti, gives you the details and how to apply. References Apprenti Jennifer Carlson Kevin Gadd Apprenti Blog Apprenti LinkedIn Apprenti Twitter Microsoft Amazon J.P. Morgan Chase Zillow Java Python Azure Uber IBM


Teleworking: Would You Accept Lower Pay?

Last year, during the 2018 Columbus getWITit conference on 9/12/2018, I chatted with Cyndi Thomas, CEO of Complexus. As one of our speakers, Cyndi had flown in for the day from her coastal hometown just before Hurricane Florence. Listen about Cyndi's career in technology and her ideas regarding equal pay, teleworking, and more. References Cyndi Thomas Complexus Columbus getWITit ConferenceUpper Arlington Public Library Reference Department Oliver Hazard Perry War of 1812Ryan Frederick...


Agile and Scrum: More Than a Standup

When it comes to Agile and Scrum, many think that all that is required is having team standups. Would you like to know what Agile and Scrum really mean? Today, you can hear inside information from two Certified Scrum Masters, right here on the getWITit Podcast! References: Scrum Agile Kristin Sammons Jim Sammons Katie Toopes Dan Greenleaf OhioHealth Cardinal Health Safelite Auto Glass The Path To Agility ConferenceSPC for SAFe Expeed Software


Discover Your Voice in IT at

The president of the getWITit Columbus Chapter, Michelle Harris, explained the heart of getWITit when she stated that because of getWITit, women can now say, "I belong." Our diverse organization guides women through the challenge of learning how to use and assert their voices professionally, positively, and in a timely course of action. References: Michelle Harris Amanda Lange Michelle Harris Terri Bettinger Maureen MetCalf NPR Chris JuddgirlCON getWITit Elizabeth Tolia


Engage, Empower & Educate in Technology

You can reach your career success with high-quality organizations that are enabling, empowering, and educating women to thrive in the field of technology. Learn how you can engage these tech opportunities with Elizabeth Tolia and Terri Bettinger. References: Terri BettingerExpeed SoftwareMuskingum UniversityCOBOLBank OneJ.P. MorganCiti GroupSTEMAngela LopezElizabethTolia.comgetWITit Youth ConferenceChris VolpeMultivariousChristopher JuddManifest SolutionsRaspberry PiIdea FoundryInvention...


Inside Agility Partners: How They Can Help You Succeed!

Agility Partners in Columbus, Ohio provides IT solutions, resourcing, consulting, staffing, and recruiting for startups, nonprofit organizations, and leading corporations. The Agility Partners professionals bridge the gap in contract-to-hire, direct-hire contingent search, temporary staffing, and retained executive search needs. Resources: Agility Partners Agility ConnectAlan Kutasy Robert Moyer Beth Hubbard Carly Nauer Lauren McCuen Deborah Day Susie Isphording Dustin Allen Stanley Black...


Go Get the World!!

Amanda Way is a founding member and the President of ScriptDrop, a start-up scaling prescription delivery-through-technology organization. Also, Amanda is a founding member and the Vice President of Go Get The World. Go Get The World is a foundation that empowers women to realize their dreams and encourages them to create new ideas through meaningful events, content, and scholarship funding. Resources: Amanda Way ScriptDrop Go Get The World Nick Potts Rev1 Ventures Larry Scott Matt...


Pathways for women in Data Science

This week, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Kevin Croxall, Director of Data Science at Expeed Software. We discussed the ratio of women in Data Science, pathways for women to join this industry, and how women solve problems differently than men. Join us because you will also laugh and enjoy hearing the humorous side notes we both shared… Dr. Kevin Croxall Expeed Software NASA flights SOFIA telescope Dr. Kelly Denney Radiology Partners Illumination Works Ohio...


Entrepreneur & Inclusion Programs

Alicia Oddi Senior Director, Entrepreneur & Inclusion Programs at Rev1 Ventures Alicia Oddi currently serves as Director of Entrepreneur Programs at Rev1 Ventures. Alicia has over 16 years' experience in program development, project management, & community relations. Entrepreneur startups involving diverse teams perform better. This is the belief of Alicia Oddi, Senior Director of Entrepreneur and Inclusion Programs of Rev1 Ventures. Stats in mid-year 2018 revealed that around 45% of clients...


Cybersecurity and women

Connie Matthews | Vice President of Sales at The Rubicon Advisory Group Connie Matthews believes that women can make a difference, be passionate, and have all the things that are important to them. The best description of Connie was spoken by Doug McCollough, CIO of the City of Dublin, Ohio. Doug told Connie: "We don't need more women to think like men. We need women to think like women. One of the things I love about you the most is, you are very much a woman, but you know when to push and...



Larry Scott, Solutions Architect Have you explored the idea of becoming a solutions architect, or have you asked, "What in the world is a solutions architect?" Larry Scott, our guest on today's getWITit Podcast, is a solutions architect at XSPED Software. He explains his role, responsibilities, and his journey to success. Larry is a big fan of getWITit Podcast. He and Elizabeth are business associates, and they also share a great sense of humor. Elizabeth describes Larry as "not the normal...


The Journey!



Journey to Success for Women in IT

Kristina Robinson, IT Vice President of Cardinal Health, believes the journey to success for women in leadership includes the proper connection with others. "You have to be able to make connections with people and be yourself." Find out more in this getWITit Podcast episode with Elizabeth Tolia, your host. References: Kristina RobinsonCardinal HealthState University of New YorkClarkstongetWITit PodcastElizabeth Tolia


Scrummasters x 2

Divyangna Singh Driving Digital Transformation Columbus, Ohio As a recovering MBA, I specialize in bridging the gap between business and technology. I've consulted in multiple countries and industries providing project and product leadership for complex enterprise level technology initiatives. I love defining data and value driven strategies for business and digital transformation in today's evolving technology landscape. I can deliver sustainable results by managing distributed teams and...


Coding Classes, Conferences, and Transitions

Coding classes at Tech Elevator have a large percentage of females regularly enrolled. The driving pioneers are those women who graduate, succeed, and are now in the workforce. As a result, they are inspiring more women to do the same. Reference Links: Kalyn Breneman Tech Elevator Tech Elevator software development courses Anthony Hughes Tech Elevator Pathway Program CIRR Tech Elevator Events Women, Wine, and Web Design Rev1 Katie Detore Elizabeth Tolia getWITit Podcast show Angela...


Code and Women

Brian Forsythe | Software Craftsman, Test Driven Design Coach, Extreme Programmer Teacher at We Can Code It


Gaming and Girls!

Guest: Chris Volpe President of Multivarious. Founder/Executive Director of GDEX. President/Founder of Ohio Game Developer Association Every year, the rate of women developers and women game designers is increasing exponentially! In 2018, the ratio of those who play games was 50/40, men/women, which is a vast difference from a decade ago. Gaming development for women as a career is definitely on the rise! Learn more... References in this getWITit Podcasts episode: Chris...


Opportunities Unlimited for Women in Technology

Encouraging women and young women in under-represented populations to be involved in IT is the mission of Eva Bradshaw and NCWIT. Eva has worked in the technology field for 30 years, so she knows first-hand that this is an amazing and rewarding career! The goal is to get as many women to join the technology world as possible. Making huge impacts on the world while also making significant salaries is worth checking out this podcast! References in this getWITit Podcasts episode: Eva...


Risk muscles in the workplace

Ryan Frederick, from Allen Williams & Hughes, believes that women can develop a risk muscles. Over time, each of us becomes more comfortable with the risks in the workplace and more comfortable taking those risks. So consequently, a woman’s risk muscle can develop as smaller risks, and smaller steps are taken over time. References in this getWITit Podcasts episode: Ryan Frederick Cyndi Thomas AWH, Allen Williams & Hughes i.c.stars Startup Grind BLK Hack Product Club Product Podcast Lift...