TechaWare: Women's Technology Career Awareness

Raising awareness and educating women of all ages on careers in technology through volunteer work, events, and mentorships.

TechaWare: Raising awareness and educating women of all ages on careers in technology through volunteer work, events, and mentorships.

About TechaWare

Creating a Better Future

Technology Career Awareness

There are many other disciplines that rely on technology to perform such as Sales, Marketing, Organizational Development and Operations.  techaWare educates women of all ages on a wide variety of technology career options.

Expand the Market

techaWare helps promote technology and technology-minded careers at the high school, college and beyond levels and helps to provide critical skills and practical knowledge to attract employers.

Bridge the Gender Gap

techaWare understands gender conflict in the technical workplace and the various problems and cultural chaos it creates. We work to help employers become aware of it and how to eradicate it in meaningful and tangible ways.

Did You Know?

Resource: Girls Who Code

Tech jobs are among the fast growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While intrest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.

The TechaWare Team

HeadshotsNicci Townsend

Nicci Townsend

Chairperson & President
HeadshotsLindsey Elberti

Lindsey Elberti

Vice-Chairperson & Vice President
HeadshotsGuy Fardone

Guy Fardone

Board Member
HeadshotsCaitlin Terry

Caitlin Terry

Treasurer

Nicci Townsend is the Vice President of Client Relations at Evolve IP. The client relations team is focused on revenue retention and growth through building and maintaining client relationships. Nicci began her career in account management in the telecommunications industry at ATX Communications and worked for various technology companies over the years. Nicci rejoined the ATX executive team (after they started Evolve IP) in late 2013 and brings over twenty years of client management experience to the organization. In 2018, Nicci co-founded techaWare, a non-profit organization raising awareness and educating women of all ages on careers in technology through mentorship and programs, volunteer work and events. Nicci resides in Wayne, PA with her husband and their three daughters. Nicci graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her interests include music, art, reading and yoga.

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Lindsey Elberti is the Director of Organizational Development at Evolve IP. The Organizational Development team is responsible for maintaining the Associate Life Cycle which focuses on Associate Learning & Development, Benefits & Policies, Recruiting, Career Pathing, and Culture. Throughout her tenure at Evolve IP her mission has been to educate young adults on the various opportunities within the technology world. By partnering with high schools and colleges throughout the Philadelphia region, Lindsey acts as a professional resource for students and faculty within the community. In 2018, Lindsey co-founded techaWare along with Nicci Townsend. With techaWare, Lindsey strives to build a supportive environment where women can learn from one another based on experiences to succeed within the technology sector. Lindsey resides in Chester County with her husband and 2 daughters. Her passions include spending time with family and friends, cheering on Philly sport teams, being outdoors, and volunteering in the local community.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart

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Guy Fardone serves Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Evolve IP and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. In this role, Guy has helped establish Evolve IP as a global, award-winning Cloud Strategy and Solutions Provider. Under his management, Evolve IP has consistently achieved year-over-year revenue, profitability, client and associate growth.

Over the last decade, Guy has helped guide Evolve IP through IP acceleration with dozens of product launches, 12 acquisitions including expansion into Western Europe, the UK, Israel, Australia and South America, and global program development for direct sales and partner channels. Since 2012, Evolve IP has been listed 5 times in the Inc. 500/5000, noted in 6 different Gartner research papers including Magic Quadrants and Market Guides, and also been featured as a ‘Best Places to Work’ in Inc. Magazine and Forbes, along with ‘Coolest Companies’, ‘Best Entrepreneurial Companies’ and dozens of other recognitions and awards.

Guy was recognized in by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top regional business leaders with its prestigious “40 Under 40” award. He also actively participates on various advisory boards for technology partners, tech start-ups, STEM schools, universities, non-profits, and county workforce development agencies.

Guy received his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and currently participates in various executive leadership and entrepreneurship programs. He currently lives in Chester Springs, PA with his wife and three children. In his spare time he is an outdoor sports enthusiast, youth league football coach and frequently speaks publicly about workforce development and dynamics, technology career awareness, M&A, entrepreneurship and corporate performance management. He is actively engaged in and committed to helping drive the Philadelphia area business community.

Guy is also a certified Sommelier with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust through the Napa Valley Wine Academy and selects many of the wines used for techaWare’s famous Women, Wine and Tech events.

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Caitlin Terry serves as a member of the board and Treasurer of techaWare, as well as the Director of Tax at Evolve IP. Caitlin is committed to helping women succeed through mentorships, programs, and education. Caitlin is dedicated to helping women grow their careers in tech and work towards further personal development & growth.

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Meaghan Jones

Meaghan Jones

Secretary & Director of Outreach
HeadshotsJill

Jill Alspach

Board Member
HeadshotsLauren Carnevali

Lauren Carnevali

Events Manager
HeadshotsAli Packin

Ali Hudachek

Technical Manager

Meaghan Jones is at Data Analyst at Evolve IP as well as the Director of Outreach of techaWare. Meaghan hopes to provide, through programs like tehaWare, a foundation for women to be confident in their ability to change their world.

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Jill Alspach is Managing Partner of Spock Logistics - a consulting firm which focuses on PMO, Training, Communications, and Change Management, ERP Implementations and the Source to Pay process. Check it out here: www.wearelogical.com. She is also Executive Director for Women in Tech Leadership (www.witleadership.com), sits on Widener University’s School of Business Advisory Board and is a guest lecturer for the School of Business Administration. Jill currently resides in Center City, Philadelphia and holds a Bachelors of Business and Economics from Ursinus College where she was captain of the volleyball and tennis teams.

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Lauren Carnevali is a Senior Client Technology Advisor at Evolve IP and the Event Coordinator at techaWare. She is passionate about technology and increasing diversity in the tech workplace. Lauren is committed to assisting women in tech succeed regardless of their education or background.

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Ali Hudachek manages the white label project management team at Evolve IP, The Cloud Strategy Company, in Wayne, PA. Her love for technology along with her passion for growth fuels her desire to raise awareness amongst women on ways for them to achieve successful career development. In her spare time, Ali loves taking care of her friends’ dogs and spending time with her family and friends.

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HeadshotsNicci Townsend

Nicci Townsend

Chairperson & President

Nicci Townsend is the Vice President of Client Relations at Evolve IP. The client relations team is focused on revenue retention and growth through building and maintaining client relationships. Nicci began her career in account management in the telecommunications industry at ATX Communications and worked for various technology companies over the years. Nicci rejoined the ATX executive team (after they started Evolve IP) in late 2013 and brings over twenty years of client management experience to the organization. In 2018, Nicci co-founded techaWare, a non-profit organization raising awareness and educating women of all ages on careers in technology through mentorship and programs, volunteer work and events. Nicci resides in Wayne, PA with her husband and their three daughters. Nicci graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her interests include music, art, reading and yoga.

Linkedin

HeadshotsLindsey Elberti

Lindsey Elberti

Vice-Chairperson & Vice President

Lindsey Elberti is the Director of Organizational Development at Evolve IP. The Organizational Development team is responsible for maintaining the Associate Life Cycle which focuses on Associate Learning & Development, Benefits & Policies, Recruiting, Career Pathing, and Culture. Throughout her tenure at Evolve IP her mission has been to educate young adults on the various opportunities within the technology world. By partnering with high schools and colleges throughout the Philadelphia region, Lindsey acts as a professional resource for students and faculty within the community. In 2018, Lindsey co-founded techaWare along with Nicci Townsend. With techaWare, Lindsey strives to build a supportive environment where women can learn from one another based on experiences to succeed within the technology sector. Lindsey resides in Chester County with her husband and 2 daughters. Her passions include spending time with family and friends, cheering on Philly sport teams, being outdoors, and volunteering in the local community. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart

Linkedin

HeadshotsGuy Fardone

Guy Fardone

Board Member

Guy Fardone serves Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Evolve IP and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. In this role, Guy has helped establish Evolve IP as a global, award-winning Cloud Strategy and Solutions Provider. Under his management, Evolve IP has consistently achieved year-over-year revenue, profitability, client and associate growth.

Linkedin

HeadshotsCaitlin Terry

Caitlin Terry

Treasurer

Caitlin Terry serves as a member of the board and Treasurer of techaWare, as well as the Director of Tax at Evolve IP. Caitlin is committed to helping women succeed through mentorships, programs, and education. Caitlin is dedicated to helping women grow their careers in tech and work towards further personal development & growth.

Linkedin

Meaghan Jones

Meaghan Jones

Secretary & Director of Outreach

Meaghan Jones is at Data Analyst at Evolve IP as well as the Director of Outreach of techaWare. Meaghan hopes to provide, through programs like tehaWare, a foundation for women to be confident in their ability to change their world.

Linkedin

HeadshotsJill

Jill Alspach

Board Member

Jill Alspach is Managing Partner of Spock Logistics - a consulting firm which focuses on PMO, Training, Communications, and Change Management, ERP Implementations and the Source to Pay process. Check it out here: www.wearelogical.com. She is also Executive Director for Women in Tech Leadership (www.witleadership.com), sits on Widener University’s School of Business Advisory Board and is a guest lecturer for the School of Business Administration. Jill currently resides in Center City, Philadelphia and holds a Bachelors of Business and Economics from Ursinus College where she was captain of the volleyball and tennis teams.

Linkedin

HeadshotsLauren Carnevali

Lauren Carnevali

Events Manager

Lauren Carnevali is a Senior Client Technology Advisor at Evolve IP and the Event Coordinator at techaWare. She is passionate about technology and increasing diversity in the tech workplace. Lauren is committed to assisting women in tech succeed regardless of their education or background.

Linkedin

HeadshotsAli Packin

Ali Hudachek

Technical Manager

Ali Hudachek manages the white label project management team at Evolve IP, The Cloud Strategy Company, in Wayne, PA. Her love for technology along with her passion for growth fuels her desire to raise awareness amongst women on ways for them to achieve successful career development. In her spare time, Ali loves taking care of her friends’ dogs and spending time with her family and friends.

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What We Do

Events Make a Difference

September 18th 2019
989 Old Eagle School Rd #815
Wayne, PA

October 17th 2019
630 Allendale Rd.
King of Prussia, PA

November 9th 2019
989 Old Eagle School Rd #815
Wayne, PA

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Featured Articles

Technical.ly Philly - Oct. 15, 2018

Formed at Wayne-based IT firm Evolve IP, techaWare heads up workshops to encourage more female representation in STEM fields.

The Mercury - Oct. 5, 2018

Careers for women in technology are not limited to just software developer or engineer positions. That is the message of techaWare, the Women’s Technology Career Awareness group at cloud services company Evolve IP.

Evolve IP - Oct. 7, 2019

Evolve IP today announced that it will be hosting techaWare’s 2nd annual “Women, Wine and Tech” event on October 17th. The event will be held at 630 Allendale Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406 from 6:00-8:00 PM ET. 

Mentorship Program

Creating a Better Future

We are launching our mentorship program with Women in Tech Leadership in the Spring of 2019! It is our goal for each participant to come out of this program with new skills, perspectives, and experiences that will further their career. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, please reach out to us!  

Stay tuned for more information about our mentorship program.

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