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Women help women in tech

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A woman on system and code engineering

A technology group that started in 2000 says it has provided opportunities for more than a thousand women.

A technology group that started in 2000 says it has provided opportunities for more than a thousand women.

The Michigan Council of Women in Tech holds events for young women looking to work in robotics and programming.

Companies like Ford, Dow, and Little Caesars back the group’s efforts and have provided internships and funding for scholarships.

Isabela Kart, a scholarship recipient and student at Central Michigan University, said the group has given her numerous opportunities to start excelling in her career.

“I've met a lot of great women through it,” Kart said. “[It] is very helpful in getting me my internship this summer at Dow there was a lot of outreach with that where they would post potential internships that the scholars could apply for.”

Kart just recently finished her internship as an information systems technician at Dow and is going into her last year at Central Michigan University.

Kart says she plans to pursue a career in cyber security.

“Joining the MCWT’s been like a great opportunity for me, I really enjoyed my time there,” Kart said. “I moderated the Get It Connection Summit panel, where I got to speak to more higher up women in tech who've been in tech longer. I got to interview them about their experience.“

Michael Gonzalez is a fourth year at Central Michigan that majors in journalism. He is from Pinckney, Michigan, will be an intern for WCMU and the Alpena News this summer.