Burwood Group Empowers Young Women to Become Future Leaders at the American Heart Association’s Go Red Goes STEM Event

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Burwood Group, a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Go Red Goes STEM event, helps empower young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Joanna Robinson, Senior Vice President, Technology, Burwood Group

Joanna Robinson, Senior Vice President, Technology, Burwood Group

"Every young woman deserves the opportunity to embrace their imagination, their curiosity, and their creativity. As they pursue their education and careers, I want to inspire participants to be fearless as they represent the next generation of strong female leaders and innovators.”

Burwood Group, a leading IT consulting and integration firm, announced today it is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association’s 2018 Go Red Goes STEM program, a day-long event held in Chicago, IL on November 5, 2018. The event aims to inspire and empower high school girls to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by considering careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As part of the program, Joanna Robinson, Senior Vice President of Technology at Burwood Group, and Jennifer Courtney, Vice President of Professional Services at Burwood Group, will take part in a series of mentoring sessions to connect with participants, share their backgrounds, and highlight STEM career opportunities.

“As an IT consulting firm, Burwood Group has always championed the next generation of women STEM leaders. It’s an issue that is very close to our hearts and is ingrained in our culture,” said Joanna Robinson, SVP of Technology at Burwood Group. “We are honored to sponsor the AHA’s Go Red Goes STEM event and I am personally looking forward to meeting these young women and encouraging them to think big and strive for greatness. Every young woman deserves the opportunity to embrace their imagination, their curiosity, and their creativity. As they pursue their education and careers, I want to inspire participants to be fearless as they represent the next generation of strong female leaders and innovators.”

At the day-long Go Red Goes STEM event, participants will be exposed to some of Chicago’s leading science, technology, and engineering companies as they showcase their innovative work. This event will consist of speed mentoring, breakout sessions led by top STEM-related organizations, and opportunities to make lasting connections with companies and women leaders. Girls will walk away knowing the impact they can make through a career in STEM.

“As a science-based organization, the American Heart Association recognizes the need to have more women at the table, making life-saving breakthroughs in STEM fields,” said Jessie Brady, Senior Director, Go Red For Women. “We are thrilled to partner with Burwood Group to empower young women to take control of their health, and to consider career paths that could impact the health of all Americans.”

ABOUT BURWOOD GROUP
Burwood Group, Inc. is an IT consulting and integration firm. We help forward-thinking leaders design, use, and manage technology to transform their business and improve outcomes. Our services in consulting, technology, and operations are rooted in business alignment and technical expertise in cloud, automation, security, and collaboration. Burwood Group was founded in Chicago, IL and is celebrating over 20 years in business. Today, Burwood includes 250 employees and seven U.S. offices including a 24x7 Operations Center in San Diego, CA. Whether you are developing strategy, deploying technology, or creating an operational model, Burwood is a dedicated partner. To learn more, visit http://www.burwood.com.

ABOUT GO RED FOR WOMEN
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health.

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