Datto Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2022

Datto Celebrates Women’s History Month

By: Jessica Anavim

Datto Women in Technology (WIT) is an employee resource group with the mission of empowering women in the technology industry by providing resources, programs, and advocacy in service of a diverse and equal workplace. The group has nearly 220 active members, over 450 employees who regularly engage conversations on our Slack channel, and continues to grow.

In celebration of Women’s History Month during March, Datto WIT plans to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society through various events, discussions, speakers, and engagement opportunities for Datto employees. Take a look at the incredible schedule we have created:

International Women’s Day: Breaking the Bias
International Women’s Day is globally celebrated every March 8, with the goal of celebrating women’s achievements and accelerating gender equality. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, which draws attention to biases and stereotypes that make it difficult for women to succeed at the same rate as their male counterparts. Throughout the day, Datto WIT will be facilitating discussions across Datto, and encouraging women to share the things about themselves that defy stereotypes.

Seminar: Taking Control of Your Financial Future
The Datto WIT North America group is partnering with a financial services firm for a special seminar that highlights ways to take charge of financial wellness. Topics covered will include financial goals for women, financial obstacles, the confidence gap, and more. Employees will also be able to schedule a financial wellness checkup with a financial professional for tailored advice.

Datto WIT Book Club and Movie Night
This month, the Datto WIT Book Club is reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, a coming-of-age novel that follows the lives of four sisters and the story surrounding their growth into adulthood. Employees near our Reading, UK office are also invited to attend an in-person screening of the movie adaptation.

WITty Coffee Event
On a monthly basis, Datto WIT hosts WITty Coffee events, which are casual drop-in virtual meetings that allow employees to network with each other and meet others with whom they may not work on a regular basis. All employees are invited to grab a coffee, fire up the virtual meeting, and take some time to informally chat with their colleagues.

APAC Region Panel: Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery
Employees at our Melbourne, Sydney, Beijing, and Singapore offices are invited to attend this session, in which expert panelists discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and economic equality. Discussions will center around building a more fair and equitable economy and will be facilitated by The Hon. Bronwyn Taylor, MLC, Minister for Women, Regional Health, and Mental Health; Professor Marian Baird, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations and Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney; and Lisa Annese, CEO of Diversity Council Australia.

Women’s History Month Special Speaker: Shemin Nurmohamed
This month, Datto WIT invites all employees to join us as we welcome Shemin Nurmohamed, a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in operations, sales, and finance at leading technology and financial services firms. Shemin has built and managed large, cross-functional teams to drive cultural, operational, and strategic transformation. She is also passionate about developing women in the workplace and creating a diverse pipeline for future business leaders. Shemin will speak about her own experiences, provide advice for those looking to grow professionally, and answer employee questions.

“She Leads” Event on Women in the Workplace
She Leads is an internal webinar series hosted by Datto WIT consisting of keynotes and panel discussions that range from leadership skill building to working in our industry and beyond. The twentieth episode of She Leads will focus on hiring and retaining women in the workplace and encouraging equitable hiring practices. Hosts Kelly Williams and Carrie Templeton of Datto WIT will be joined by Jimmy Sheridan, VP of Talent Acquisition at Datto; Rose Frawley, VP of HR Business Partners at Datto; and Carole O’Neil, Partner/HR Training and Director at Cundall.