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The Lost Art of Being Human
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Tracey Nolte has served as Director since 2011. She is passionate about user experience, technology and empowering women to set goals that help advance their careers and increase their earning potential. Tracey has a background in business intelligence, web design, web development, and user experience design. She has over 20 years of experience in technology and has worked for leading companies like AT&T, ExxonMobil, Marathon Oil, American Heart Association, Continental Airlines and many others. She is a photographer and artist and enjoys working with non-profits to help them build IT projects to achieve their goals to enhance the lives of women and children. Originally from Houston, Tracey moved to Dallas working for Centex Homes as a web developer. Since then, she has worked for AT&T and is now at Slalom Consulting as a UX architect. Tracey has the rare ability to analyze business processes, create solutions to ensure profitability/productivity, create designs on the solutions and implement the entire solution by creating the front end development (including SharePoint, HTML/CSS, XAML, HTML4 and jQuery). While Tracey is deeply passionate about connecting with women in IT, she is also focused on education and helping enhance technical education for women of all ages and changing their direction of their lives through mentoring, coaching and technical training.
Bri Crow is a IT Recruiter at The Intersect Group offering comprehensive Staffing and Consulting services. Bri is passionate about being part of the movement of women to help them understand their strength, importance and power within an organization. She is passionate about staying in tune with emerging technologies and connected to powerful women who lead technology. Her desire is to help women build local Dallas connections and promote leadership within all ages of women. "I want to help WITI grow to be a source of strength and inspiration for handling work/life scenarios and developing careers for women."
Christina Forge has had a career in the telecommunications industry for over 10 years. As a manager at AT&T, she has held multiple positions in the areas of information technology, call center management, VP support and sales operations support. Currently, Christina is a sales planning manager within one of the company's Southwest small business organizations. Her role provides her the challenging satisfaction of keeping in touch with the latest in-house sales applications while remaining interactive with two regional sales teams. Christina enjoys the balanced mix of technology and humanity.
Christina received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration of Computer Information Systems and her Executive MBA from Baylor University. She looks forward to sharing her experiences and knowledge with her WITI organization in Dallas.
My career spans over 15 years in the sales, marketing and business development in software technology for companies such as Executrain Software Training Corp, Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Partners, Clear and TRCA. While at Microsoft, I pioneered the Microsoft Matchmaker Program, a program which connects Microsoft Partners across US and Canada to work together in order to create custom solutions for customers. I am also an entrepreneur and am working on technologies that enhance human capabilities. I am passionate about technology, helping partners, and building relationships.
I received a B.A. in Communications from Arizona State University. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Office & MS Licensing Expert, and a Certified Executive Leadership Trainer through Pursuit of Excellence. Making time for serving my communities, I am a member of WITI Dallas Women in Technology International (WITI), International Association Microsoft Certified Professionals (IAMCP ), Junior League of Dallas, Junior Group Dallas Garden Club, Delta Gamma, Southern Methodist University Chapter, Women's Global Network, and Women on Course Golf Club.
Social Media Chair
Burns is a writer, blogger, copy editor and voice over specialist who has worked as a TV reporter/videographer and radio news director. Her radio documentaries were nationally recognized by several organizations, including the National Association of Black Journalists.
She has worked for The Associated Press and voiced stories for NPR, ABC Radio and Associated Press Radio. Her articles have been published in Black Enterprise, The Commercial Appeal and the Tri-State Defender, among others. In 2008, she shared in an Associated Press team Eppy Award for Enterprise on behalf of a 2007 Hurricane Katrina interactive.
The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce awarded Burns the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Americans award in 1993 for her Broadcast Journalism success achieved while overcoming childhood poverty.
Community Outreach Chair
Letia Blanco is a Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon with previous experience on the Multi Function Radio Frequency System (KU and HiLo), Thermal Weapon Sight II-Bridge and CITV. While on the Thermal Weapon Site II Bridge program, her failure analysis and design recommendation earned her an Individual Achievement Award and led to a publication in the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention.
Ms. Blanco graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was named a Top 1% University Scholar. The senior design team she led was named the winner of the ASM International Engineering Design Competition. She was invited to present her work at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference and she was published in the International Journal of Medical Devices and Implants. In spring 2012, Raytheon NCS IRC voted to sponsor a patent application on her project, "Controlled Release Drug Delivery System".
Letia is also the Community Service Manger WITI Dallas and the Vice President of the Dallas Society of Women Engineers. Ms. Blanco has designed, organized and coordinated many different initiatives and projects. During fall 2011, she organized a donation drive benefitting The Family Place that collected more than 2,291 items. During spring 2012, she was the conference chair for Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls, a joint partnership between WITI, SWE, AIAA and RWN with the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering and Girl Scouts NETX and Girl Scouts TOP. She coordinated 14 committees over 4 months to create 10 tracks of original programming. 110 volunteers along with Anousheh Ansari, the first female commercial astronaut, made Event Day a huge success and the DYW partnership has raised $22,000 to support current and future DYW WITI/SWE community service projects.
Letia loves to travel with her husband Charles. She recently spent two months in Thailand completing 14 scuba dives, spending a week living in a rock climbing village and trekking through the forests of the northern mainland. She has also backpacked through Egypt and much of South America and looks forward to many great trips in the future!
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