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SIM ST LOUIS OUTREACH PROGRAM


A Big Part of SIM is the Give Back we provide in the Saint Louis Community.  And we are making it fun by hosting the event at a Saint Louis Football Club game as they take on the Oklahoma Energy! 


It is time for back to school, but according to the National Retail Federation, the average family spends approximately $98 on school supplies. Each year, thousands of children return back to school unprepared and do not have the basic tools for school success.

 

For a family already struggling financially, the expense of adequately preparing children for the start of the school year can be a heavy burden. This is why the SIM Saint Louis August event is a Back-To-School Backpacks Drive. 

 

Your Membership allows us to support getting 50 kids backpacks.  We are asking for help stuffing them, though! 

 

Join us Wednesday August 31, 2016 at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton for some give back and some fun! 

 

From 6-7 Meet in the Parking Lot to Tailgate and stuff our 50 Backpacks.  At 7pm, we’ll head in and watch an exciting game!

 

Our backpacks will include:

3 folders, 2 notebooks, a package of pencils

a package of markers, a pair of scissors, 2 glue sticks

a package of Post-its, 2 pens, a package of crayons

a pencil pouch with a ruler, eraser & pencil sharpener, all in a new basic backpack

So, if you want to bring additional supplies, those will be very welcome!

 

Please RSVP so we can ensure every one of our members attending has a ticket to the game.  The first 24 to show up to stuff backpacks get to sit in the Heineken Corner Patio!  

 

August 31, 2016

Tailgating and Networking: 6-7 PM

Game Time: 7 PM

 

World Wide Technology Soccer park

St. Louis Soccer Park

1 Soccer Park Road

Fenton, MO 63026 


Register Here 


 

WOMEN IN IT AND THE BOTTOM LINE: WHY DOES IT MATTER AND HOW CAN WE CHANGE IT?


Why does the lack of women in technology matter and why should our organizations in Saint Louis care?  For a couple of really big reasons-

There are over 38,000 open IT positions across Missouri– so acquisition of IT talent is a major issue we are all dealing with.  Additionally,

having diverse mix of employees has been proven to drive increased revenue and reduced risks, so ultimately, it is way better for the bottom

line.


By now, we are pretty familiar with the statistics.  By 2020 there will be 1 million unfilled computer science jobs in the USA. What is going on here?

With tech jobs plentiful and lucrative, why is the supply / demand ratio so skewed? Well, the tech industry is missing half the population.  Only

18% of Computer Science Degrees are held by women.  Hundreds of tech organizations report having extremely low female participation, and the

further up the org charts one goes, the less and less women are visible. In fact, there is a significant drop in women in IT as they move into their

thirties.  “You cannot be what you cannot see” is an adage that is especially relevant with diversity in the workplace. When there are few role

models in tech who are women or people of color, it’s hard for a young woman to imagine they belong in the tech sector.


Join SIM Saint Louis September 20, 2016 for a Panel Discussion on Women In IT and How our Local IT Leaders Are

Working to Reduce the Gender Gap in Technology.

 

Our panelists will be discussing:

·  How do they mentor women through the progression to leadership? 

·  Who were their mentors and how did those mentors encourage them to move forward to attain status as a leader in their organizations?

·  Stereotypes are a huge impediment to women and people of color integrating into the tech sector. How do you break down the stereotypes

   and encourage collaboration within your organization?


September 20, 2016

Networking: 6:00-7:00 PM

Program: 7:00-8:30 PM


Webster University Gateway Campus in teh historic Arcade Building

812 Olive Street

St Louis, MO 63101

http://www.webster.edu/gateway/arcade-building/

 

Register Here


SIM St Louis 2016 Calendar of Events


January 19                       FBI - The State of CyberSecurity

February 16                     Creating an Effective Vendor Management Organization

March 15                          Executive Presence for IT Professionals: Your Leadership "IT" Factor

April 21                            Social Media - How Can You Better Leverage Social Media for Business Value

May 11                             Gateway to Innovation

June 14                            9th Annual SIM St Louis Golf Tournament

July 27                            SIM St Louis Social Event

August 31                       SIM St Louis Outreach Program - Back to School Backpacks

September 20                 Women in IT and the Bottom Line - Why Does it Matter and How Can We Change It?

October 11-12                  Leadership Workshop - Emotional Intelligence - How are Leaders Building This Skill Set with                                                                            Their Teams

November 15                   11th Annual SIM St Louis CIO Panel

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events
Community Give-Back - It's Time for Back-To-School Backpacks
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Women in IT and the Bottom Line
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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