The Information Technology Research Institute at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted a Girls in IT event in Little Rock on Dec. 4 to introduce information technology careers to high school girls. Sponsored by Acxiom and Dillard’s, the event was held at Acxiom’s offices with more than 120 young women from 18 Arkansas high schools attending.
“The purpose of Girls in IT is to expose and encourage young women to pursue career opportunities in the field of information technology where women are grossly under represented,” said Eric Bradford, managing director of ITRI. “This event has been held twice in Northwest Arkansas with much success. Holding it this year in Little Rock enabled students from southern and central Arkansas to attend.”
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