student-849822_1280According to Recode, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing-related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs, with women filling just three percent. And overall, the percentage of women in the tech workspace averages to just around 25-30%. Thankfully though, the #womenintech initiative is here and growing rapidly. Heck, just type in the hashtag on Twitter, or search Women in Tech on Google, and you’ll be inspired by what is out there encouraging women to persevere in this field. The innovations, the inspiring models, the programs that exist will all surely help propel women to new levels.

As a woman in the tech and telecom space myself, I’m excited to share the news that JSA has partnered with Women in the Channel (WiC) to bring a new, unique program to our upcoming TEX LA event this Nov. 14-15 at Montage Beverly Hills.  WiC’s 120-minute interactive workshop, “Confidence & Connections: Keys to Women’s Leadership,” will take place at TEX LA on Nov. 15 from 1-3 PM in Contessa Room III at Montage Beverly Hills, and is open to all female TEX attendees.

TEX-LA-Logo-350wWiC’s “Confidence & Connections: Keys to Women’s Leadership,” features workshop speakers and facilitators Nancy Ridge, Co-founder and Board Member of Women in the Channel and Executive Vice President of Telecom Brokers; and Khali Henderson, Board Member of Women in the Channel, and Senior Partner of BuzzTheory Strategies. The workshop also will incorporate brainstorming, group discussions, live polling, suggested actions and networking.

“We are part of a revolution taking place in the technology industry – as more and more women unite to increase their involvement and leadership in the tech workforce. We are honored to have Women in the Channel at TEX LA, and welcome what will be a most engaging and inspiring session for our fellow women executives who make a significant impact in this space,” states Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO and Founder of JSA. “This is a highly anticipated, not-to-be-missed program at TEX LA.”

“Women in the Channel is excited to partner with JSA to bring programming designed to empower women in tech to TEX LA,” comments Ridge, who also serves as co-chair of WiC’s Outreach Committee, which seeks out strategic alliances with leading technology and women’s organizations. “Every aspect of our workshop is designed to promote self-reflection, dispel myths, showcase successful women and suggest next steps for a more fulfilling career in telecom and IT.  You’ll also meet other women in tech – both onstage and off – who will offer inspiration, conversation and, hopefully, new connections.”

Interested in joining the WiC “Confidence & Connections: Keys to Women’s Leadership” workshop at TEX LA? You must be a registered TEX LA attendee – and registration is available at

Exhibit space is selling out quickly with over 95% sold and a limited number of sponsorship packages are still available.  For more information on these opportunities or how to participate, visit or email us at [email protected].