Free Virtual Women in IT Conference – April 23



Women in IT Conference LogoEastern Iowa Community Colleges is excited bring back its annual Women in IT Conference this spring, with a great line-up of speakers and presentations, all delivered virtually, absolutely free of charge!

Hosted by the EICC Information Technology programs, this event is for women working in technology related fields, current students or those who may be considering a technology career. This year’s virtual conference will take place Friday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. To register for the free event, visit

Parody BoatwrightKeynote Speaker, Parady Boatwright, will kick-off the event with her amazing story of hard work and perseverance. Boatwright has struggled through much in life to successfully establish her own business, Wheatfield Partners, placing IT candidates and others in both permanent and consulting roles.

Boatwright’s Cambodian and Chinese parents were refugees from the brutal Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodian leader Pol Pot. She was born in Paris, adopted and raised by a retired French couple surrounded by wheat and cornfields. When her adopted mother died after suffering multiple strokes, her adopted father sent the teenage Boatwright to the United States to finish school in St. Louis.

In her presentation “Achieve your American Dream,” she will share how she navigated through uncertainty to grow her professional networks and realize her goals. Her career challenges and commitment to work-life balance has given her unique insights to understand what candidates are going through in pursuit of that “right” job. At the end of her presentation, participants will feel empowered to achieve their own American Dream.

In addition to the keynote speaker, attendees will take part in a number of great breakout sessions featuring female leaders in the industry. Breakout sessions:

  • Future of Messaging
  • Data Analytics Through Power Business Intelligence
  • Managing an Esports League with Google Apps
  • Word Reboot: Five Strategies to Work Health and Fit
  • Ctrl Alt Compete
  • Project Discussion: To ID & Implement Processes for COVID-19 Vaccination Management


EICC’s Information Technology Department delivers training in a wide area including computer networking and programming, cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality, and web development. That training is available at all three of its Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. More information about the program is available at

For more information and to register go to or contact Roberta Osmers, 563-336-3455,

Toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email