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LV Techies plans mentoring event for female students interested in tech

BLACK FIRE INNOVATION student speaker series launched

The Las Vegas Techies are planning to host a mentoring event in October to focus on tech career opportunities for female students by introducing them to women already working in the industry.

The Techie Talks student speaker series will begin at 12:30 p.m. on October 2, 2021 at
BLACK FIRE INNOVATION, 8400 W Sunset Road, Suite 400 in Las Vegas.

The event offers Grades 6 to 12 students interested in a career in Information Technology (IT) the opportunity to speak one-to-one with professional women in the field.

These specially selected mentors are 12 professional women in various technology roles, including a vice president of IT risk management, director of healthcare IT and a cloud security specialist. The event will also include fun loot and the chance to win a Microsoft Surface tablet.

The event will be promoted to students in the Clark County School District through the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. This is the first time that Las Vegas Techies has hosted the event.

“You may like the idea of ​​technology, but you might not know how you would fit into it or all of the options available,” said Heather Parks, Founder and CEO of Healliam. “The IT world has a variety of roles that suit many personalities and disciplines. Talking to different women in these roles can turn on a light bulb for someone who doesn’t want to be an engineer or a programmer, but enjoys talking to people and gathering business needs like a business analyst.

Admission is free, but due to COVID restrictions, it will be limited to the first 50 female students. Registration on a first come, first served basis is available at

“It comes down to – if they see it, they will. The Student Series Techie Talks event is a chance for girls to meet a diverse group of women and learn about all of the different education and career paths available, which lead to incredible opportunities in the tech field, ”said said Sonia Petkewich, technology recruiter and CEO of Taurean Consulting. Las Vegas group.


The Las Vegas Techies bring the tech community together to engage in dialogue and spur meaningful action toward creating solutions to increase the number of women in tech. By bringing the student body together to engage and learn from the female IT workforce, the group strives to introduce female students to the variety of career options in the technology field.

Too often the only careers discussed in middle and high school are coding and cybersecurity. While these are incredibly important career paths, the group hopes to expose female students with broad and diverse educational and professional paths to careers across all fields through STEM studies.

By presenting to students, highlighting and promoting the incredible female workforce in tech careers in Las Vegas, these events amplify the impact of women in tech industries and help accelerate the growth of the entire world. sector. Techies Las Vegas events take on a ‘what they see, they will be’ mentality, showcasing all the paths women take to make an impact on the tech industry.

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