Panel to discuss women's careers in technology


Central Michigan University has partnered with Systems, Applications and Products North America (SAP) to host the "Women, Technology and 21st Century Careers" panel discussion from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda.

Although registration is open to all students, it is targeted towards female students said Student Information Technology Assistant Autumn Gairaud.

"The event is being put on hoping to inspire women to go after careers in information technology," the Waterford senior said, "We reached out to different companies telling them why we thought this event was important for the young women of CMU."

Regina Kunkle, the vice president of State and Local Higher Education at SAP, will moderate the discussion, which will focus on women with careers in information technology and related fields.

Panelists will discuss the challenges women face in the professional workplace. The event will also feature a networking session with students.

Panelists include:

Erin Strang

  • President and CEO of Central Michigan University Research Corporation

  •  Senior Consulting Architect at Ford Motor Company

  •  Vice President and General Manager at DXC Technology

  • Mount Pleasant City Manager

  • Regional CIO of Global Product at Whirlpool Corporation

  • Deputy CIO and Executive Director of Enterprise Applications at Central Michigan University

  • Attendees will be able to enter a raffle to win door prizes that include an Apple Watch, Bose Bluetooth speaker, Amazon gift cards and other prizes.

    Students can register for the event now at  


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