MCWT Works to Transition Women into Tech Careers in Michigan

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Foundation in Southfield has opened applications for its 2024 Reignite! program, aimed at supporting women returning to the workforce and transitioning into tech careers.
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MCWT’s Reignite! Program is aimed at supporting women returning to the workforce and transitioning into tech careers. // Stock photo

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Foundation in Southfield has opened applications for its 2024 Reignite! program, aimed at supporting women returning to the workforce and transitioning into tech careers.

The initiative seeks to retain tech talent in Michigan by providing essential resources, community, and skills.

“Reignite! is crucial for inspiring and growing women in technology,” says Orletta Caldwell, executive director of the MCWT. “We offer comprehensive support and training to help women excel and lead in Michigan’s tech sector.”

Program participants will benefit from:

  • Customized training sessions to enhance tech skills.
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals.
  • Mentorship from experienced tech leaders.
  • Access to a supportive community of like-minded women.

“We saw 40 participants gain confidence, 25 complete the program, and five secure impactful tech roles,” says Lisa Riachi, program coordinator for MCWT. “This year, we aim to create even more opportunities for women to shine.”

Participants must commit to the full three-month program, including both in-person and virtual sessions, to maximize their benefit.

“Investing in women’s professional development drives innovation and growth in Michigan’s tech industry,” Caldwell says.

Women interested in the Reignite! program should visit the MCWT website to apply by July 12.