An initiative by PamTen Inc, that cultivates a national pipeline of women in technology to meet the technology needs of companies.
New York, New York, September 17, 2018— SheTek.net officially launched in New York City on September 13, 2018 with an event that celebrated the mission of the initiative—cultivating a qualified pipeline of women to meet the technology needs of companies.
SheTek is an initiative of PamTen, Inc. a certified Woman and Minority Owned Business. The SheTek initiative will build a pipeline of talented women in technology and provide women business owners with better access to technology solutions.
Guests at the event heard from Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Ms. Garcia talked about the importance of the SheTek initiative and the correlation between the Comptroller Office’s internal supplier diversity initiative including “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises”.
The report examines how well City agencies meet existing supplier diversity goals while outlining additional measures that could be taken to increase the participation of MWBEs in City contracting. Also present at the event where members of the SheTek Board of Advisors: Kristin Malek, Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity of CDW and Maria Fiorini Ramirez, President & Chief Executive Officer of MFR.
Details of the SheTek initiative where provided by Chaya Pamula, CEO of SheTek and PamTen and Founder of SOFKIN and Joanna Black, CSO of SheTek, CEO of Curating Simplicity and SheWorks Collective. The focus areas of SheTek include:
Three core programs that support the SheTek focus where announced: SheTek STEM, SheTek Build and SheTek Power.
SheTek STEM is focused on introducing young minds to the opportunities that exist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The SheTek STEM program focuses on mentorships, hands-on workshops, field trips, unforgettable experiences and lasting friendships. SheTek STEM partners with community organizations and non-profits to develop and support programs that will have a lasting impact on the girls who participate.
SheTek Power is designed to further support young women navigating a career in tech and focused on female students attending college by providing them with additional support outside of classes, programs and accelerators. Efforts are specifically tailored to empower young women through mentorships, soft skill training, community, internships and upon graduation access to jobs through the SheTek talent pipeline. A partnership with City College of New York Code was introduced where SheTek will operate as an extension of CCNY Code providing resources specific to the needs of the programs female students.
SheTek Build provides training and education for women who are either re-entering the workplace, interested in learning marketable skills to help with career advancement or for entrepreneurs who wish to gain knowledge on leading technology trends. The initial SheTek Build training series will focus on Cyber Security.
SheTek core programs will be supported by contributions made from corporate partnerships. Financial resources will be allocated to the development of the programs with 10% of contributions donated to The SOFKIN Girls Education Fund, a 501C3 charity based in New Jersey and India. Initial programing will commence in winter of 2018. The SheTek.net Community Platform is currently active and those interested in learning more about SheTek or getting involved in the programs can register by visiting shetek.net.
About SheTek and PamTen:
SheTek is a program offered through PamTen Inc., a certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). PamTen provides technology information services to a diverse set of clients, from small businesses to large corporations and has been ranked as an Inc. 5000 company, placing them among the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Services include: IT staffing, strategic advisory services, custom IT solutions, cybersecurity services, and product development. With offices in USA, Canada, & India, PamTen provides solutions to companies in industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare, Financial, Retail, Energy, and more. Awards and recognition include: Inc. 5000, NJBIZ Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies; NJ Best 50 Women in Business; Top 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers.
SOFKIN is a non-profit organization registered in New Jersey, USA, and Hyderabad, India. The organization support the upbringing of under privileged children, irrespective of name or nationality, caste or creed, race or religion, by providing basic amenities, education and medical aid in a secure and healthy environment. SOFKIN is currently supporting over 90 children in five homes in Pune and Hyderabad, India. The children inducted into SOFKIN homes go to regular schools and have been performing well in both academics and extracurricular activities. PamTen has been sponsoring SOFKIN projects for over a decade by sponsoring education and providing internship and job opportunities to children of SOFKIN.