MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Technology is ever evolving but it's mainly viewed as a male dominated field, now there's a new push on the Grand Strand to get more women involved. Women in Technology is under the umbrella of the Grand Strand Technology Council, and it will focus on feeding technology driven resources to girls and women of all ages in Horry County.
The Women in Technology kick-off reception was held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday night. It was a room filled with chemists, nurses, educators, business professionals, and entrepreneurs, all of them women, all of them exploring ways to enhance the technology career and business of the women sitting next to them.
Brandy Incorvia, WIT President said, "We're looking at kicking off this event not only to build a network of women that not only can build in technology but can also mentor women that are coming into the field and bridge the gap between elementary, middle, and high school students to get them involved in the STEMS's."
This new initiative was berthed when local women already in technology-driven careers started noticing a trend with young girls. "What we're finding nowadays is that you don't have girls involved in these (technology careers/STEM programs) they are mainly male roles and so we really want to bridge that gap and let women know that they are just as vital as men are in those areas," Incorvia explained.
The next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, 2014. For more information on Women in Technology click
Organization members will serve as role models to encourage girl students and young adult women to pursue technology careers, something local educators believe will promote economic steadiness for our area.