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CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP SET FOR SMBE’S
Small and Mid-Sized Businesses to receive hands-on training to fight top threat to business today
SheTek, an initiative of PamTen, Inc. addressing the need to increase the percentage of women represented in the technology industry, will be introducing a Cybersecurity Workshop for Small and Mid-sized business owners. This event will take place on May 23rd, and is being hosted by the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP law firm in Princeton, NJ.

This will be the second Cybersecurity workshop that SheTek has offered in the NJ/NY area. SheTek will be hosting similar events throughout the coming months to empower women in their careers and businesses through technology support and education.

Cyber security is one of the top threats to small businesses across the country. According to a 2018 study by Ponemon/Keeper Security, small businesses face the same or greater risk of cyber attack as their larger counter parts, “but only 28% rate their ability to mitigate threats, vulnerabilities and attacks as highly effective.”

To aid these vulnerable organizations in protecting themselves, this hands on program will help owners recognize their weak points in security. The seminar will guide them through the cybersecurity process, and provide actionable tasks and items for each attendee. They will also receive a self assessment tool that they can utilize right away to understand their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses.

The workshop will be guided by Don Philmlee, Information/Cyber Security SME expert. With 30+ years of experience providing strategic technology services, his work includes Cybersecurity and technology-related maturity assessments and audits, project management, business analysis, etc. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2003.

This free workshop is open to all small business owners and their IT and Business Security decision makers. Limited seating is available. Interested participants should email SheTek at contact@shetek.net.

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SheTek to Launch January 9, 2019 in New Jersey
An initiative by PamTen Inc. that cultivates a national pipeline of women in technology to meet the technology needs of companies

(Princeton, New Jersey – December 27, 2018) – SheTek.net will officially launch in New Jersey on January 9, 2019 with an event that celebrates the mission of the initiative—cultivating a qualified pipeline of women to meet the technology needs of companies.

SheTek is an initiative of Pamten Inc., a certified Woman and Minority Owned Business based in Princeton, NJ. The SheTek initiative will build a pipeline of talented women in technology and provide business owners with better access to technology solutions powered by talented women.

Guests at the New Jersey launch event will hear from guest speaker Michele Siekerka, President & CEO of The New Jersey Business & Industry Association. Details about SheTek will be shared by Chaya Pamula, CEO of SheTek and PamTen and Founder of SOFKIN and Joanna Black, CSO of SheTek.

The focus areas of SheTek include:
  • Sparking early interest in technology for girls and mentoring them through the transition into college and into the work force
  • Consulting companies on hiring women to fill more roles in technology
  • Training and coaching women employees within companies to help advance their tech-specific careers
  • Pairing talented women with companies who need technology services and staff
  • Supporting women-owned start-ups and businesses with outsourced CTO services with a team powered by talented women
  • Educating women business owners on how to use technology in their day-to-day business operations
  • Connecting and supporting women through the online SheTek Community Platform
  • Mentoring and counseling women and girls to help them build soft skills and hard skills that will help advance their careers
  • Partnering with NGOs, academia, corporations, government, Chambers of Commerce, professional groups and other organization to advance women in technology
Three focus areas that SheTek has introduced include: SheTek STEM, SheTek Build and SheTek Power.

SheTek STEM is focused on introducing young minds to the opportunities that exist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The SheTek STEM program focuses on mentorships, hands-on workshops, field trips, unforgettable experiences and lasting friendships. SheTek STEM partners with community organizations and non-profits to develop and support programs that will have a lasting impact on the girls who participate.

SheTek Power is designed to further support young women navigating a career in tech and focused on female students attending college by providing them with additional support outside of classes, programs and accelerators. Efforts are specifically tailored to empower young women through mentorships, soft skill training, community, internships and upon graduation access to jobs through the SheTek talent pipeline. A partnership with City College of New York Code was introduced where SheTek will operate as an extension of CCNY Code providing resources specific to the needs of the programs female students.

SheTek Build provides training and education for women who are either re-entering the workplace, interested in learning marketable skills to help with career advancement or for entrepreneurs who wish to gain knowledge on leading technology trends. The initial SheTek Build training series will focus on Cyber Security with the first Cyber Clinic taking place on the afternoon of January 9, 2019 from 1-5pm prior to the official launch of SheTek. The clinic is for women interested in exploring a career in cybersecurity or learning more about how to protect their personal or businesses online identity. Registration for the clinic is complementary and can be reserved by visiting the SheTek Website.

SheTek core programs will be supported by contributions made from corporate partnerships. Financial resources will be allocated to the development of the programs with 10% of contributions donated to The SOFKIN Girls Education Fund, a 501C3 charity based in New Jersey and India.

For more information on SheTek visit: www.shetek.net or on social @shetekglobal

About SheTek and PamTen:
SheTek is a program offered through PamTen Inc., a certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). PamTen provides technology information services to a diverse set of clients, from small businesses to large corporations and has been ranked as an Inc. 5000 company, placing them among the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Services include: IT staffing, strategic advisory services, custom IT solutions, cyber security services, and product development. With offices in USA, Canada, & India, PamTen provides solutions to companies in industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare, Financial, Retail, Energy, and more. Awards and recognition include: Inc. 5000, NJBIZ Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies; NJ Best 50 Women in Business; Top 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers.

About SOFKIN:
SOFKIN is a non-profit organization registered in New Jersey, USA, and Hyderabad, India. The organization supports the upbringing of under privileged children, irrespective of name or nationality, caste or creed, race or religion, by providing basic amenities, education and medical aid in a secure and healthy environment. SOFKIN is currently supporting over 90 children in five homes in Pune and Hyderabad, India. The children inducted into SOFKIN homes go to regular schools and have been performing well in both academics and extracurricular activities. PamTen has been sponsoring SOFKIN projects for over a decade by sponsoring education and providing internship and job opportunities to children of SOFKIN.

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SheTek.net Launches
An initiative by PamTen Inc. that cultivates a national pipeline of women in technology to meet the technology needs of companies

New York, New York, September 19, 2018— SheTek.net officially launched in New York City on September 13, 2018 with an event that celebrated the mission of the initiative—cultivating a qualified pipeline of women to meet the technology needs of companies.

SheTek is an initiative of Pamten Inc., a certified Woman and Minority Owned Business. The SheTek initiative will build a pipeline of talented women in technology and provide women business owners with better access to technology solutions.

Guests at the event heard from Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Ms. Garcia talked about the importance of the SheTek initiative and the correlation between the Comptroller Office’s internal supplier diversity initiative including “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises”. The report examines how well City agencies meet existing supplier diversity goals while outlining additional measures that could be taken to increase the participation of MWBEs in City contracting. Also present at the event where members of the SheTek Board of Advisors Kristin Malek, Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity of CDW and Maria Fiorini Ramirez, President & Chief Executive Officer of MFR.

Details of the SheTek initiative were provided by Chaya Pamula, CEO of SheTek and PamTen and Founder of SOFKIN and Joanna Black, CSO of SheTek, CEO of Curating Simplicity and SheWorks Collective. The focus areas of SheTek include:
  • Sparking early interest in technology for girls and mentoring them through the transition into college and into the work force
  • Consulting companies on hiring women to fill more roles in technology
  • Training and coaching women employees within companies to help advance their tech-specific careers
  • Pairing talented women with companies who need technology services and staff
  • Supporting women-owned start-ups and businesses with outsourced CTO services with a team powered by talented women
  • Educating women business owners on how to use technology in their day-to-day business operations
  • Connecting and supporting women through the online SheTek Community Platform
  • Mentoring and counseling women and girls to help them build soft skills and hard skills that will help advance their careers
  • Partnering with NGOs, academia, corporations, government, Chambers of Commerce, professional groups and other organization to advance women in technology
Three core programs that support the SheTek focus where announced: SheTek STEM, SheTek Build and SheTek Power.

SheTek STEM is focused on introducing young minds to the opportunities that exist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The SheTek STEM program focuses on mentorships, hands-on workshops, field trips, unforgettable experiences and lasting friendships. SheTek STEM partners with community organizations and non-profits to develop and support programs that will have a lasting impact on the girls who participate.

SheTek Power is designed to further support young women navigating a career in tech and focused on female students attending college by providing them with additional support outside of classes, programs and accelerators. Efforts are specifically tailored to empower young women through mentorships, soft skill training, community, internships and upon graduation access to jobs through the SheTek talent pipeline. A partnership with City College of New York Code was introduced where SheTek will operate as an extension of CCNY Code providing resources specific to the needs of the programs female students.

SheTek Build provides training and education for women who are either re-entering the workplace, interested in learning marketable skills to help with career advancement or for entrepreneurs who wish to gain knowledge on leading technology trends. The initial SheTek Build training series will focus on Cyber Security.
SheTek core programs will be supported by contributions made from corporate partnerships. Financial resources will be allocated to the development of the programs with 10% of contributions donated to The SOFKIN Girls Education Fund, a 501C3 charity based in New Jersey and India. Initial programing will commence in winter of 2018. The SheTek.net Community Platform is currently active and those interested in learning more about SheTek or getting involved in the programs can register on our "Join SheTek" link above.

About SheTek and PamTen:
SheTek is a program offered through PamTen Inc., a certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). PamTen provides technology information services to a diverse set of clients, from small businesses to large corporations and has been ranked as an Inc. 5000 company, placing them among the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Services include: IT staffing, strategic advisory services, custom IT solutions, cyber security services, and product development. With offices in USA, Canada, & India, Pamten provides solutions to companies in industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Healthcare, Financial, Retail, Energy, and more. Awards and recognition include: Inc. 5000, NJBIZ Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies; NJ Best 50 Women in Business; Top 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers.

About SOFKIN:
SOFKIN is a non-profit organization registered in New Jersey, USA, and Hyderabad, India. The organization supports the upbringing of under privileged children, irrespective of name or nationality, caste or creed, race or religion, by providing basic amenities, education and medical aid in a secure and healthy environment. SOFKIN is currently supporting over 90 children in five homes in Pune and Hyderabad, India. The children inducted into SOFKIN homes go to regular schools and have been performing well in both academics and extracurricular activities. PamTen has been sponsoring SOFKIN projects for over a decade by sponsoring education and providing internship and job opportunities to children of SOFKIN.

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