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WIT Single Mothers’ Program | How It Changed My Life

Did you know that out of 11,000,000 single parent households, nearly 80% are headed by SINGLE MOTHERS?

Did you know that in Georgia, we are the 3rd highest ranked state with the most SINGLE MOTHERS at 303,000 and nearly 81,000 single fathers?

Did you know that out of these SINGLE MOTHER households, 30% do not know where their next meal is going to come from, choosing between paying rent or having food on the table, being evicted or having their children go hungry?

Did you know that families headed by SINGLE MOTHERS are among the poorest households with more than a third living in poverty and are extremely vulnerable to homelessness?

Did you know that the US has the most single parent households in the world?

Single Mothers Program Success Rates

94% GRADUATION RATE

70% of graduates earn $55,000-$64,999 in their first job

20% of graduates earn $65,000-$85,000 in their first job

ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 17 WEEKS?

2024 Applications are closed. Applications for the 2025 class will open at the end of the year.

Women in Technology (WIT) is providing a foundation in IT Fundamentals and a Cybersecurity Certificate program to benefit adult single mothers, living in poverty, interested in a financially sustaining career in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.

‒ 100% free of charge to qualified single mothers

‒ Four Year Degree not required

No previous experience or knowledge in Cybersecurity needed; however a strong interest and passion in technology is a necessity

‒ Earn a career in technology

Job placement support in a well-paying entry-level job with benefits

‒ Learn from the comfort of your home

And More…….

Closing The Gap for Single Mothers

Women make up nearly half of the United States workforce, according to Pew Research. However, they still remain highly underrepresented in the skilled trade industry. A recent ‘Women in the Workplace’ study found that 40 percent of women in technical roles are the only women in the room at work. A lack of female role models, misconceptions of what it is like to work in a technical field and narrowly targeted recruitment efforts all contribute to the underrepresentation of women in technical careers. (McKinsey & Company)

While the percentage of women in the United States labor force has gradually climbed over the past decades, it is still significantly lower in the tech sector.

WIT is at the forefront of bridging this gender gap.  We are committed to guide and mentor our participants to grow in their career by offering playbook skills and training women how to level up their careers and lives.

There are over 400K+ cyber job openings in the United States with entry level positions starting at approximately $50K per year to $117K per year for IT Security.

Quick Facts: 

  • In Georgia alone, there are currently more than 21,868 open Cyber roles with a low supply of skilled applicants. 
  • Entry-Level Cybersecurity Salary: $52,565
  • Average salary of US Tech Industry Workers is $94K; 125% higher than the median national wage in the U.S.

Do you enjoy serving as a role model?

If so, consider applying to be a Mentor for the 2024 WIT Cybersecurity Education Program for Single Mothers! 

2024 Applications are now closed

Are you ready to hire a single mother graduate?

WIT is passionate about helping you fill your pipeline with women technology talent.

WIT is changing the trajectory for training and hiring women in the workplace by providing hands-on technology training through one of the most prestigious universities in the US, Emory University. We accelerate learning to get women qualified to apply for entry-level jobs within your company.

Are you ready to sponsor?

While the percentage of women in the United States labor force has gradually climbed over the past decades, it is still significantly lower in the tech sector. WIT is at the forefront of bridging this gender gap.  We are committed to guide and mentor our participants to grow in their career by offering playbook skills and training women how to level up their careers and lives.



Are you interested in becoming a program partner?

Program Partners of the WIT Single Mother’s Program provide additional wrap-around services to our mothers. Whether it be education, mentorship, or equipment – the options are endless when it comes to supporting our single mothers.

  
 
 

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    2024

    Announcing The Single Mothers Cybersecurity Program 2024 Class!

    Women in Technology is pleased to announce the Single Mothers Cybersecurity Program 2024 class! Daraysha Bailey Yvette Barron Aleshia Chivers Kendra Coughman Gabriel Duffy Andrea Evans Kassundra Evans Laura Fitten Cheliya Green LaShonda Holley Kymeshia Jones Brittany Love Shayla Lawrence Ashanti Manier Edwina Marshall Taylor McNeill Judith Murillo Lynette Smarr Cindy Singleton Chantrese Smith Laquetta Smith Kiana Twine Juanita Walton Melissa Watkins Octavia White Tabatha Williams Cristal Quintanilla Women make up nearly half of the
    2023

    27 More Lives Changed – Fall 2023 SMP Graduation

    Fall 2023 Single Mothers Program Graduation Another 27 lives changed as of November 12th, 2023!  We have officially reached a milestone by graduating 100+ mothers from the WIT Single Mothers Cybersecurity Program with Emory University.  Click through to the LinkedIn post to see how you can take a step to support this program.  We are grateful for all the individuals whom have done so thus far, this program would not be here without you.  VIEW

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