On December 3, Dallas SWE joined with Women of AT&T, Women in Technology International (WITI) Dallas, Slalom Cosulting, and The Intersect Group for an evening of networking and delicious refreshments! Over 75 men and women met at BJ’s Restaurant in Addison for the occasion.
Bri Crow, a Senior Technology Recruiter for The Intersect Group, welcomed attendees and interviewed special guest Debbie Allred, Senior IT Director at JC Penny, in a fireside chat format. Debbie took a circuitous route to her director position and gave great advice to women pursuing leadership roles, work-life balance, the rewards of mentoring, and more. Attendees also got the opportunity to ask Debbie questions directly. Afterwards, a large percentage of the group stayed to mingle and connect with one another. It was really inspiring to have such a diverse group and meet a lot of new people! Click below to view a few photos from the event.
We got some great feedback on this event: if you attended, check your email with a link to our survey! We plan to hold another joint event in the spring, this time with the National Society of Black Engieers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Stay tuned for details!