ARA New York

Lightning Strikes & Five Lessons Learned from NYC Tech Leaders: Takeaways from our Examination of C-Suite Collaboration

July may be the month for fireworks, but this year it was one of lightning strikes and lessons learned for the ARA New York community. On July 14, members and guests came together to hear…

1 Night, 100+ Powerful Career Lessons: A Recap of ARA New York’s October Mentoring Forum

ARA New York may be young, but let me tell you this…we are wise. Less than one-year old, our New York chapter of this dynamic mentoring organization for women in IT is providing lessons and…

Sharing the Male Perspective: What You Missed in NYC

With some exciting debate ahead of our March 18 panel, “Women in Tech: The Male Perspective,” our ARA New York team was eager for an evening of strong insights and good discussion. The crowd of…

The IT Diversity Challenge

The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are,…

The Majority Perspective–What Are They Thinking?

This March ARA New York will host a thought-provoking event pioneered by our Chicago counterparts two years ago. Though it might look like a typical panel discussion to many, “Women in Tech: The Male Perspective” is already stirring up…

The Challenge: Hiring in Our Own Image

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Deming’s Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management strategies that had revolutionized manufacturing were now sweeping through the consultant services industry. At the time, I was Manager of Planning and Environmental…

Building Confidence, One Step at a Time

Confidence. Some women just seem to have it.  Breezily walking into any situation, comfortable and unafraid no matter what happens because they know that they can handle it. They believe in themselves and their abilities…

How Do We Best Advance Women in IT? Networking, Mentoring or a Combination of Both?

The challenge and the beauty of bringing a group of industry and thought leaders together is how quickly the room fills with ideas–both conflicting and congruent ones. This February marked the kickoff of ARA New…