Valley Women in Tech Lunch: Navigating the Technology Job Market

February 17, 2020 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Wood Grill Buffet
1711 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 568-5058

Registration now open for the February
Valley Women in Tech Lunch.
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Equal pay for equal work, #metoo, gender equality, there’s been a lot of media coverage for real workplace issues that continue to occur for women in the workplace. As we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage, so much has changed for how women’s lives have changed for the better. With that said the global gender pay gap will take 257 years to close, according to the World Economic Forum report published in December 2019. That’s even worse than the prior year, when the organization estimated it would take 202 years to close the gap.

But we don’t have 200 plus years to wait for the world to get its act together and treat us fairly. So what can we do today to put our best foots forward to have a better outcome as we navigate the job market and ask the right questions when it comes to our prospective opportunities?

This session is meant to be an open dialogue of tips and tricks gleaned from over 25 years of experience in diversified industries, from the lens of someone who has been a technical professional, an HR professional, an executive who has a seat at the table.

About the Speaker: Heather Banks, Chief Human Resources Officer, Shentel

Heather Banks HeadshotMs. Banks has twenty-three years of progressive leadership experience and a strong background in leading and managing strategic HR initiatives, having served in a variety of senior human resources management roles with both publicly-traded and privately-held organizations across a range of industries.  She has experience working closely with all levels of employees, from the front line to executive leadership, and with Boards of Directors.

Ms. Banks most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of American Woodmark, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia.  Prior to joining American Woodmark, she served as Vice President, Human Resources with Carlisle FoodService Products, a division of Carlisle Companies; and as Director of Human Resources with UTC Aerospace Systems and Goodrich Corporation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven.