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Computer Associates and WITI Dedicated to Breaking the

Submitted by: CA Technologies

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jun 22, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST


CA Promotes the Advancement of Women in Science; Sponsors Keynote Chat Sessions at WITI Technology Summit

NEW YORK, Jun. 22 /CSRwire/ - Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that it is joining the Women in Technology International Foundation (WITI), the premier association dedicated to advancing women in technology, in its effort to encourage young women to choose careers in science and technology.

By taking part in WITI's 2000 Silicon Valley Technology Summit Partnerships and Possibilities — "New Technologies, New Directions," CA articulates its mission to create a more diverse, skilled workforce and eliminate barriers that block the professional advancement of women. A segment of CA's strategy to build diversity is to participate in conferences such as WITI and share information and successful programs that cultivate a work environment where all employees are able to achieve their full potential.

"Having a major computer company, such as Computer Associates, contribute to WITI's conference is integral to the advancement of equal opportunities for promotion in the high-tech arena," said Carolyn Leighton, WITI founder and chairwoman. "By participating, Computer Associates is helping make the impact of our message stronger."

The CA-sponsored keynote chat session, "Women in the Modern Workplace" led by Helen Turnbull, president, Human Facets organizational consulting firm, delved into the role of women in the Internet age. Turnbull addressed a number of issues facing women in the workplace including ways to bridge the gender gap and break the "glass ceiling" in the fast-paced world of eBusiness.

"In today's competitive business world, women must continue to exchange ideas and share experiences to further advance their careers," said Deborah Coughlin, CA senior vice president, human resources. "WITI's 2000 Silicon Valley Technology Summit is a wonderful forum for defining strategies that focus on achieving career goals and developing diversity in the technical, computer and science fields."

Two CA executives, Wendy K. Hughes, CA divisional vice president, development help desk, and Claire Cunniffe, CA vice president, national solutions group, also gave presentations concentrating on leadership skills for technical professionals and building winning strategic partnerships.

"The WITI conference was a very rewarding experience," said Kristine Meidburg, CA human resources coordinator. "This was a great opportunity to confer with so many talented and brilliant women to help the progress of women in the business world."

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world's leading business software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness through innovative technology, services and education. For more information, visit www.ca.com.

WITI (Women in Technology International) offers a vertical portal site on the Internet for women who have a high reliance on technology in both their careers and their businesses. This is a vertically oriented, valuable market segment that features value over volume. WITI offers a unique combination of content, technology and style to deliver a valuable experience to site visitors and the electronic community. For more information, visit www.witi.com.

For more information, please contact:

Dana Cagnetto Computer Associates
Phone: 631-342-4180

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CA Technologies


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