As the leading knowledge exchange in the mission critical space, 7×24 Exchange recognizes the importance of increasing the engagement and participation of women in the industry. This understanding has led to the development of WiMCO (Women In Mission Critical Operations) which will focus on recruiting women into the 7×24 Exchange organization; supporting WiMCO initiatives at the Chapter level; promoting mission critical opportunities for women and providing leadership opportunities through the community.
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