We’re excited to announce Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone as a finalist for the Advocate of the Year title at the 2019 Women in IT Awards – Silicon Valley.
The Women in IT Awards – Silicon Valley is a companion event to the prestigious Women in IT Awards – New York, an event billed as “the world’s largest tech diversity event.” Monica was nominated for the CIO of the Year title at this event earlier this year; we’re thrilled for Monica to be honored once again!
Women currently hold fewer than one in four computing jobs. When it comes to tech executive positions, the numbers are far lower. This has significant ramifications for our tech sector and our economy as a whole, as Monica explains. “It’s important to tackle the lack of diversity in technology,” she says. “The way to do it is through mentorship, promoting tech education, and opening a dialogue about the value of diverse perspectives in the market.”
The Women in IT Awards – Silicon Valley plays an important part in this effort. By acknowledging women’s achievements in tech fields, the awards go a long way to closing the gap.
“I’m very honored to be recognized once again as an advocate and influencer by the event organizers,” Monica says. “I’m a firm believer in the idea that we, as women in tech, have an obligation to help make a change in the industry. Being a mentor and advocate for women in tech fields, especially for those in the early stages of their career, is a vital step toward fostering gender parity.”
Click here to learn more about the Women in IT Awards New York – Silicon Valley.