Madison Women in Tech Digital Digest

July 6th, 2021
Hi y'all! 

We hope everyone had a relaxing and safe 4th of July weekend! 🎆🎇

Tomorrow we are holding our first hybrid even of this year on preparing your pet for your return to non-virtual work with veterinarian Dr. Brooke Lewis! 🐶😺 Learn from an expert animal behaviorist and get all your questions answered by RSVPing!

There will be more events coming soon including a pet social and ableism panel. Also, get pumped for Forward Fest next month! We will be hosting 2 events and the virtual pass is FREE. 🎟

In order to increase health awareness and safety, we will continue to include a list of COVID-19 vaccination options 👩‍⚕️ in our newsletters.

Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy the warm summer weather 😎

- Pao, Hilary & Isabel

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🐈🦮 LEARN FROM AN EXPERT: Preparing Your Pet For Your Return to Non-Virtual Work

When: Wednesday, July 7th from 5:00 PM to 6:30
Where: Ten Forward Consulting downtown AND online, via Zoom

Join us for a discussion on how we can prepare our pets for transitioning to a return to non-virtual work! Leading this discussion will be Dr. Brooke Lewis DVM, a veterinarian who focuses on animal behavior.

To help Dr. Lewis tailor her presentation to members' needs / interests, you can submit your questions or topics of choice here:
RSVP for the event!


JULY TBA: Panel on ableism in tech
JULY TBA: Picnic social at a dog-friendly park
AUGUST 16th: "How to Software for Small Businesses" (part of Forward Fest)
AUGUST TBA: "How to structure inclusive tech internship programs" (panel for Forward Fest)


New Approaches to Web Accessibility Requirements under WCAG3 

When: Tuesday, July 27th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (eastern time zone)
Where: Online, via Zoom

Hosted by Great Lakes ADA Center

The Section 508 Standards apply the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to web content and other electronic content. Issued by the W3C, WCAG 2.0 is a globally recognized, technology-neutral standard. This session will feature new and differing approaches to web accessibility requirements proposed for the next generation of these guidelines, the draft WCAG 3.0, (or WCAG3).

Jeanne Spellman, lead editor and chair of the task force developing WCAG3, will review the background of the WCAG3 development process and discuss the team’s approach to accessibility standards. Jeanne will be joined in conversation by Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist at the Access Board, an active member with the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) of the W3C.
Register HERE!

Women in Cybersecurity Annual Conference 2021

When: September 8-10, 2021
Where: Denver, Colorado

Hosted by Women in Cybersecurity 

Join 1,500 women, allies, and advocates at the only cybersecurity conference that has equal representation of professional and student attendees from academia, research, government, and industry. Share knowledge, learn, mentor, and network with a diverse group of cybersecurity enthusiasts, all while creating a community of engagement and support at a technical conference.
Registration opens on June 28 at 10 am CT (mark your calendar, we sell out fast).
Register HERE!
MERLIN Mentors has openings for entrepreneurs 

Through a structured mentoring program, you will gain entrepreneurial skills and mentorship to help your business launch, grow, or pivot. MERLIN's mentor roster of 100+ business leaders includes successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, and non-profit executives. This program is open to Wisconsin entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs in any industry and stage of company development. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. MERLIN is free and no equity is required. Contact Program Director Susie Younkle at with questions.
Apply Here
Mentors Needed for Maydm Students

Mentors provide students with resources and access to connect with industry professionals, so they are able to explore all aspects of the STEM field.  Mentors are paired with a student during the summer and then work with their mentee for an hour a month throughout the following school year.

If you or someone you know would like to work with youth interested in computers and STEM we'd love for you to apply as a mentor. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Apply Here

Job Opportunities

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The Madison WiT Digital Digest is an email sent by Madison Women in Tech organizers every other week to keep you informed of news, community events, conferences, volunteer opportunities and job postings.

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