WiMCO News

  • 16 Aug 2016 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WiMCO Social Recap






    Amy Landis
    WiMCO Co-Chair


    Our WiMCO Social was a huge success!!  Our Social was held in conjunction with our other summer events/meeting at the newly opened Hyatt Place hotel and Sterling Conference Center.  What an awesome venue!  I hope you were there to experience it!

    We had over 50 attendees, our largest WiMCO event yet!  I would like to thank all who attended and supported us, as well as our WiMCO Social Co-Sponsors, MGAC and Syska Hennessy.

    We had a wonderful speaker, Kristin Kiger – a female drag strip race car driver.  WAY TO GO Kristin!  Please take a look at her website to see all of her accomplishments.  Thank you to our WiMCO Speaker Sponsor, Enersys, for introducing us to Kristen and supporting such an amazing woman.

    Be sure to stay connected via our 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter website for news and events, as well as how to become more involved in WiMCO opportunities in conjunction with our other committees such as education, membership, etc.

    Should you be interested in creating a Featured Story or becoming more involved in our community, please contact us!

    I look forward to seeing everyone again at our Winter Meeting in 2017!

    --Amy Landis, WiMCO Co-Chair

  • 19 Jul 2016 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)





    Michelle Reidy

    WiMCO Membership Liaison
    7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter


    Dear 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter members,

    Inclusion and Diversity. Two important words representing the 7x24 Exchange organization. We are all aware that 7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, operate and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures. 7x24 Exchange International is a firm believer in including all parties interested the design, maintenance, and operation of mission critical spaces and having diversity within our organization. Based on these beliefs and goals, this organization has recognized the importance of increasing the engagement and participation of women in the industry.  

    This understanding led to the development of Women in Mission Critical Operations (WiMCO) Community. WiMCO serves as a committee of the 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter designated for specific outreach to women in our industry to encourage strengthened engagement and participation as members, presenters, and attendees of Chapter events. Educating, encouraging, and enabling those women in the mission critical field are WiMCO’s three main objectives. A core component of the organization is to increase the presence of women in the mission critical field. Through this organization, we recruit women  on all job levels and encourage them to become members of our Chapter and engage in the WiMCO Community.

    We ask our current members to assist the 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter and WiMCO community by bringing diversity into 7x24 Exchange, as a whole, in order to provide opportunities for women to speak on industry topics, engage one another, and educate about the mission critical field. The August 12, 2016, Summer Meeting is your opportunity to encourage those interested  to get  involved and become part of an amazing group of  individuals seeking more knowledge in the growing mission critical industry! We welcome new members and guests interested in learning more about 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter and WiMCO Community.

    Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!

    Sincerely,

    Michelle Reidy
    Assistant Facilities Manager
    First Citizens Bank


  • 18 Mar 2016 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    WiMCO Luncheon

    The Women in Mission Critical Operations Community enjoyed a luncheon on Wednesday, March 2nd during the 7x24 Carolinas Chapter Winter Meeting in Durham, NC.  27 women gathered together to discuss efforts to increase women’s participation in Mission Critical Operations careers, and to maximize the presence of those who are already involved in Mission Critical Operations.  Barbara Justice and Amy Landis, Co-Chairs of the WiMCO committee, lead the meeting.

    Susan Randall with Cleveland Community College spoke about the NCMCO program, as well as developing a mentoring program to engage students in the industry.

    Jocelyn Yard, Education Liaison, and Michelle Reidy, Membership Liaison, also discussed ways to engage others to join the WiMCO community and 7x24 Carolinas Chapter.

    The WiMCO luncheon was sponsored by Google.


    Click Here to See Photos from the Luncheon


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  • 18 Aug 2015 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    WiMCO's Inaugural Meeting

    Women in Mission Critical Operations held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Charleston, SC. With 20 women in attendance, Sheila Molino, acting Chairman, opened the meeting.

    Robin Aron with Envirotrol followed Sheila with vibrant insight into her journey to her career in the Mission Critical field, discussing how valuable her membership with the 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter was to her education in the industry. 

    The meeting ended with an open meet and greet where everyone had the chance to walk around and talk to fellow attendees.  Delicious appetizers were provided by Disney and MGAC.




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