Upstate Women & Technology

Networking Opportunities for Women Interested in Technology

Upstate Women & Technology (UWT) is a strong, supportive women’s networking group that promotes learning and friendship in the Upstate community. We welcome women of all ages, industries, and professions to develop their networks and learn about technology.

Guest speakers are invited each month to present on various topics of interest, including technical IT topics, new innovations within IT, general business topics, company culture and values, community development conversations, advice on career-building and inter-office interaction, and more. We also support local charitable causes like Safe Harbor and the Meyer Center for Special Children.

Our members have gone on to build long-lasting relationships and networks as a result of attending Upstate Women & Technology meetings, and we’d love to see you!

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Upstate Women & Technology February 2020

When: Thursday, February 27 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: City Range on Haywood Rd in Greenville

Topic: Meet an Ethical Hacker!

Learn about Cyber attacks from a local expert

Cyber attackers are one of the most present threats to individuals, families, businesses and society today. These malicious hackers are primarily focused on making money with any means necessary, using the methods and various tricks that will net them the most profit in the shortest amount of time. At UWT, we’ll talk about the different types of cyber attackers, how they target you in your personal and professional lives and the different types of attacks they use to break into your company to steal sensitive data.

Speaker: Michael Holcomb (@mdholcomb) has two decades of dedicated experience in Information Security, primarily focused on Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Incident Detection/Response and Industrial Controls. He is the Director of Information Security at Fluor, founder of BSides Greenville, President of the ISSA Chapter in Greenville, SC, and serves students teaching cyber security as an adjunct instructor at Greenville Technical College.

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**TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please click all the way through the registration, ending in PayPal. This cost covers your lunch.

Join Us At Our Monthly meetings!

We hold our monthly meetings the fourth Thursday of each month (except for November and December). Lunch begins at 11:30 and runs until 1pm at various venues across Greenville.

Membership in UWT is free, and admission to our Lunch & Learn meetings costs $20 with advance registration, payable via PayPal. We also accept walk-ins for $25 provided space is available.

We encourage those planning to attend to register in advance, but we also accept walk-ins as long as we have space available.

We invite you to attend a meeting and take advantage of both our educational and informative speakers and the opportunity to network with other women in technology-based careers.

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Join UWT or Contact Jill Rose for More Information

Jill Rose, President of IT staffing firm Perceptive Recruiting, founded Upstate Women & Technology as a way to provide support, networking opportunities, and other benefits to Upstate women in tech careers. Jill has been recruiting IT professionals in Greenville since 1998 and believes that networking and support can make all the difference when it comes to a career in challenging technological fields.

Register to attend our latest monthly Lunch & Learn meeting using the form on this page, or contact Jill Rose directly at (864) 908-0105 with any questions.

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