Empowering Women in Technology
Corporate Information Services (CIS) Women is focused on building relationships among female colleagues in technology at CEI.
Women from Cox Enterprises Corporate Information Services participated in the Atlanta Women’s Build for Habitat for Humanity in October and November.
During one of the darkest periods of her life, female managers were there for Angela Tolliver.
They wouldn’t let her resign back in 2000, when a court ruling in a custody case forced her to move from Georgia to Michigan. Instead, they encouraged her to work remotely until she could appeal the court’s decision.
The Support Continues
Over the years, key women continued to support Angela as she climbed the corporate ladder to become Director of Project & Service Governance for CEI. Now 17 years later, Angela is paying it forward. Recently, she organized a new employee resource group for female technology professionals at Cox Enterprises.
The group — Corporate Information Services (CIS) Women — is focused on building relationships among female colleagues in technology at CEI so they can empower each other and encourage the next generation of women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
“Technology rules the world today, and the opportunities are endless,” said Angela. “Letting females know about the benefits of pursuing a technology career is empowering them to make educated decisions when they go to college, and hopefully helping them understand that they, too, can succeed in this area. Knowledge is power.”
The CIS Women Forum
Eighty people attended the first CIS Women forum on the Cox Campus in Atlanta this summer, where a panel of women in Cox leadership positions offered inspiration and advice. Marybeth Leamer, executive vice president of human resources and administration, CEI, became the first recipient of the group’s Pinnacle Award for inspiring the female technology professionals at Cox Enterprises to aim high.
The event was such a success that CIS Women plans to host it annually and promote other gatherings in Atlanta periodically throughout the year. For example, CIS Women joined up recently for the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build in October and November. And, they conduct ongoing networking luncheons in Atlanta once a month.
For information about how you can get involved, email CEICISW@coxinc.com.
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