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April 2020 Newsletter


Message from Conference CEO

Dear Friends,

What a crazy time we are in right now! These are trying and unnerving times for everyone. Fortunately, tech companies and many tech positions seem to be holding steady and some even growing. While our focus is still creating and bringing you the very best conference possible in December, we would like to help those in need if we can. We have decided to open up this platform and our social media pages to share jobs, financial resources, and ways that women are leveraging technology to help get through this crisis. If you have something to share- please send it our way!

Here’s a short cartoon from Pixar  (that I am sure a few of us can relate to) to brighten your day and a reminder to always stay true to who you are! Bonus points: there are several animation errors in this video – can you find one of them?

Have a great day and stay safe!

Shannon Fehr

Local Women Use Their Talents to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic 

  • Wicked Sheets CEO Alli Truttman: Is providing hypoallergenic protective face masks with extreme particulate barrier levels using the fabric normally used to make their “wicked sheets” Learn more
  • Cynthia Torp, owner, and CEO of Louisville-based Solid Light and her team are making acrylic intubation boxes to protect medical workers from COVID-19. Learn more
  • Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., RN, a professor in the Infectious Disease Division at U of L and her colleagues, has developed a surveillance program to track the prevalence of the illness in which patients are most affected. Learn more. 

Tell us something good so we can feature your story next month. Everyone loves a good helping hands story!

Check out these great resources

In an effort to help CS and STEM graduates find employment during the COVID-19 crisis, mthree, powered by The Software Guild, will offer the Aspire Scholarship that helps fund a 12-week remote, online bootcamp with job placement assistance for new full-stack Java developers- For more information contact Rachel Green at

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing- Learn More 

8 Tips for Cybersecurity Diligence in the Time of COVID-19- Learn More

Free Learning Courses for SMB’s- Don’t miss out on this one!

A great resource hub for all things COVOD-19

Help from LHOME- Read More 

Open Job Opportunities and Career Support

Women in Tech Lou is looking for marketing and IT Interns- Learn more or apply 

WITLOU SPONSOR:  AWS is hiring for Enterprise Sales Positions in Kentucky.

WITLOU PARTNERGreater Louisville Inc. Job Postings 

Courier-Journal offers a list of open job opportunities

Kentuckiana Works Job Bank


Announcing Another Great Sponsor

Thank you to The Software Guild for signing up as a prestigious Silver Level Sponsor for the 2020 Women in Technology Louisville Conference. Your commitment during this challenging time is greatly appreciated and shows your true commitment to supporting women in technology for the future.

We also continue to be grateful to this year’s presenting sponsor, Amazon Web Services. Check out their new free tier option.

WITLOU holds Mentor Program Kickoff Event

There was a time before quarantine. It was then, on March 4, that our first Mentor Program kick-off meet up was held. Mentors and Mentees, who signed up during last year’s conference, met at The Loft Reverie for cocktails and life advice and great networking!

The mentors and mentees are continuing to meet on their own via Zoom and our second all Mentor/Mentee meeting will be held in May (via Zoom). Plans for the 3rd meetup in August have not yet been determined.  The program concludes the on Dec 9th at the conference when a new set of mentors/mentees will be welcomed into the program.

Conference Planning is Still in Full Swing
Get involved: Participate in Planning Meetings, Join a Committee

Next Conference Planning Meeting will be Online

You can join by computer, mobile, or landline.

APRIL 17, 2020
8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

Meeting ID: 906 446 468
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