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ITWomen Virtual Mentor Changes Rachel’s Life

ITWomen Virtual Mentor Changes Rachel’s Life

Rachel Hill, a 2013 ITWomen Scholarship winner, says she could not have imagined how much the ITWomen Virtual Mentoring program and her mentor, Margaret Brisbane, would change her life. Rachel ’s mom, who passed away when Rachel was 12, used to work for the technology group at Miami-Dade County (“ITD”), which is where Margaret, a longtime ITWomen member, also works.

Through Margaret, Rachel has met many employees who knew her Mom. Margaret also organized a fundraiser for Rachel which, in addition to cash, provided Rachel with a bin of essentials for college at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne.

Rachel wrote a big thank you. Here is an excerpt from her letter to her Mentor and “ITD” family:

“…I find it remarkable how one action could change your entire life. This ITWomen scholarship is one of my greatest accomplishments so far. Through the scholarship I met Margaret, one of the best mentors I know. I also found something that I have been searching long and hard for. I found an important piece of my mom…” Click here to read Rachel’s full letter


If you work in the Information Technology or Engineering field and would like to serve as an ITWomen Virtual Mentor to our scholarship winners during their college years, please contact ITWomen.