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Building Bridges & Breaking Barriers for Women in Tech


June 6, 2024
11:00-11:50am MT

How is WGU powering a more diverse workforce in technology? What innovative solutions are WGU and Reboot Representation developing to double the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women building or growing tech-focused careers by 2025? 

Join leaders, faculty, and students from the WGU School of Technology, our Building Bridges Breaking Barriers (B4) Women in Tech program, and our national partner, Reboot Representation, for this engaging and interactive discussion about diversifying the tech landscape. 

Featuring:

  • Annalisa Holcombe, Senior Vice President, WGU Advancement
  • Linda Calvin, Chief Impact Officer, Reboot Representation
  • Peggy White, Associate Dean and Director, WGU School of Technology
  • Natasha Abner, Senior Proram Mentor, WGU School of Technology

Past Webinars:

Championing Workforce Well-Being in Education
February 22, 2024

WGU's School of Education is leading the groundbreaking Healthy Learning curriculum by creating practices, policies, and products that attract, support, and retain a diverse and engaged body of faculty and students to become influential leaders. These education leaders and learners are championing equity, access, inclusion, diversity, ethics, character, and mutual respect to do transformative work at WGU, in their careers, and their communities.

This discussion showcases the innovative solutions and national partnerships in teacher education within WGU's School of Education.

Featuring:

  • Annalisa Holcombe, Senior Vice President of WGU Advancement
  • Dr. Stacey Ludwig-Johnson, Senior Vice President, WGU School of Education
  • Dr. Mamie Pack, Manager, Healthy Learning Initiative 
  • Kelly Ramirez, Program Director, Kern Family Foundation 
  • Dr. Rarkimm Fields, WGU Government Relations Director 
  • Troy Wilson II, WGU School of Education Alumnus and School Principal, Great Oaks Charter School-NYC

Closing the Skills Gap in the American Workforce
November 27, 2023

This webinar discussed a critical solution to one of the country’s most pressing challenges in our workforce today – closing the skills gap for millions of Americans. Panelists reviewed how WGU is driving innovative solutions in the skills ecosystem that are empowering both learners and employers. This interactive discussion showcased live demonstrations and insight from industry and educational partners.

Featuring:

  • Annalisa Holcombe, Senior Vice President of WGU Advancement
  • Dr. Ken Sauer, Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer, State of Indiana
  • Kacey Thorne, Senior Director, Skills Architecture, WGU
  • Kymberly Lavigne-Hinkley, Director, Community of Care Ecosystem, WGU
  • Bradley Frey, WGU College of IT, Graduate Student

Addressing the Nursing Shortage in America
September 13, 2023

We discussed how WGU is powering the nursing workforce of the future. And, in what ways WGU is addressing the projected surge in demand for new registered nurses, anticipated to reach 1.2 million by 2030 according to the American Nurses Association.

This interactive discussion showcases innovative solutions in healthcare education at the Leavitt School of Health. 

Featuring:

  • Annalisa Holcombe, Senior Vice President of WGU Advancement
  • Dr. Keith Smith, Senior Vice President of the Leavitt School of Health
  • Dr. Janelle Sokolowich, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Leavitt School of Health
  • Dr. Kim Kelly-Cortez, Academic Program Director Prelicensure of the Leavitt School of Health

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