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Latest Episodes

Episode 54 – Talking D, E & I: How IT-Ready Partner IT Assurance Fosters Greater Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from the Inside Out
September 15, 2021

Zac Cramer, CEO of IT Assurance, a managed services firm in Portland, Oregon, hires graduates of CompTIA Tech’s IT-Ready training program on a regular basis. He also believes fostering greater diversi

Chapter 65 – Gloria’s Tale: From a Girl Impressed by Technology to a Leader Connecting, Educating & Inspiring Women in Tech
September 10, 2021

The sight of a computer filling an entire room sparked Gloria Bell’s passion for technology at the age of six. Over the years, she translated that fascination into co-founding the Women in Tech Summit

Episode 53 – Talking Apprenticeships: How a Time-Tested Solution Can Help Shrink the Tech Skills Gap & Diversify the Technology Workforce
August 11, 2021

Can one workforce development solution fill the tech skills gap in our nation’s economy? Can the same solution narrow the gender gap in today’s tech workforce? And could that solution shrink the diver

Episode 52 – Talking D, E & I: Accelerating the Journey Toward a More Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Tech Workforce (Part 2)
July 30, 2021

Headlines in business publications tell us that the job market for technology workers is the most geographically diverse in the history of the U.S. economy. But does diversity in locations foster grea

Episode 51 – Talking Talent: What Makes a Great Candidate for an IT Service Desk Career
July 15, 2021

What makes a great candidate for a career as an agent on an IT service desk? Listen as Caleb Bellow, a senior talent acquisition specialist at Logicalis, an international digital services provider, an

Episode 50 – Talking Talent: How Custom Training Helps Logicalis Staff its IT Service Desk
July 06, 2021

How does Custom Training from the CompTIA Tech Career Academy help solutions provider Logicalis fulfill its tech-talent acquisition strategy? Listen as Craig Perry, a senior HR executive for Logicalis

Chapter 57 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 3
May 21, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the third...

Chapter 56 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 2
May 20, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the second...

Chapter 55 – Tales from SXSW EDU: Revelations from Our Pandemic Pivots – Part 1
May 18, 2021

We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) by sharing a 3-part mini-series based on a recent session during the South by Southwest EDU conference. TechGirlz director Amy Cliett moderated the session, and the first...

Episode 49 – Talking D, E & I: Accelerating the Journey Toward a More Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Tech Workforce (Part 1)
April 19, 2021

CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2021™ research shows progress toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the U.S. tech workforce. But not much – especially at this critical time, as workers and employers of all kinds work to recover from the...