July 29, 2019
Interview by Jacob Demmitt, Roanoke Times

Tech savy girls from around the world come to Blacksburg

On July 26, 1901 Group participated in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls initiative by hosting four girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia and job shadowing with several employees throughout the Blacksburg offices.

TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to pursue higher education and careers through hands-on skills development training with American technology leaders.

Legacy has partnered with VT’s Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) and faculty at the Department of Computer Science to train the girls at the Blacksburg campus for the past few summers. Dana Pittman, SVP of Talent Strategies and Human Resources at 1901 Group, said she jumped at the opportunity to host a handful of students today. They’re going to tour the company’s Blacksburg office, talk to employees and executives.

1901 Group hopes to show the girls what technology jobs really look like and empower them to know there is a place for them in those careers.

Read the full interview here.

 “I’ve seen this in the industry for many years. There are still too few women. We want to be able to inspire and engage women through programs like TechGirls.”


– Dana Pittman, SVP Talent Strategies and Human Resources at 1901 Group

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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