Charlotte WISE

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Charlotte WISE is now a program of IT-oLogy. WISE (Women in Information Technology Science and Engineering) is a collaboration of businesses, educational institutions, and organizations dedicated to increasing the number of women in the IT talent pipeline, from the classroom to the boardroom. WISE initiatives span the IT-oLogy continuum, PROMOTE IT – TEACH IT – GROW IT.

Through outreach, events, and networking, WISE connects and engages the Charlotte IT ecosystem promoting opportunity and creating visibility in IT careers for girls and advancing women in the IT profession.


Connect and engage with businesses and educational institutions to grow the pipeline of female IT talent.

  • Award annual scholarships to high school females planning to study in the STEM disciplines
  • Host the annual National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) NC Aspirations in Computing Awards recognizing girls in grades 9 – 12 for their outstanding accomplishments in information technology
  • Mentor women IT professionals and students in IT education


Engage, inform and connect the business community providing professional development and networking opportunities.

  • LeadHERship Events
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards


Engagement with leaders, influencers and innovators, providing relationship building and peer connection opportunities.

Leading WISE in 2014 are Chair - Carol Houle, EMC Global Services Leader; Vice-Chair - Karen Mann, Bank of America SVP Executive; and Past Chair - Kim Arciero, CommVault Enterprise Account Manager.

For information, contact Kay Read, or 704-516-3633.

IT-oLogy is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and community organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, advancing the IT profession and fostering economic development.

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