Women in Technology
Indiana Girls Collaborative Project
The Indiana Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout Indiana that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise, and equipment. In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources. The Indiana Girls Collaborative Project provides the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM within Indiana through collaboration.
The Indiana Girls Collaborative Project is based upon a model developed by the National Girls Collaborative Project, and replicated through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Project activities are designed to facilitate connections between organizations to maximize access to shared resources. Collaboration, as an interactive process, enables professionals across projects and communities to generate and carry out creative solutions and strategies that maximize benefit beyond what one project or community could accomplish. The model is structured to bring organizations together to leverage resources, share information and exemplary practices, and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls
Link: http://www.ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/ngcp-collaborationguide_0.pdf for program overview
Indiana University Women in Science
Women in Science Program (WISP)
A program of the Office for Women's Affairs, WISP seeks to create a supportive and proactive learning and working environment in which women in science can thrive and succeed. WISP's Advisory Board, made up of dedicated science and technology faculty, develop and implement programs that promote the participation of women in science, mathematics, and technology at Indiana University.
Not yet a college student? The student chapter of WISP sponsors activities that are dedicated to in increasing interest in science careers and engaging more young women in thinking about STEM majors when they do attend college.
American Association Of University Women
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
AAUW believes in the value of educational programs that encourage girls to succeed in these traditionally male-dominated fields and introduce girls to female role models. AAUW creates programs that offer girls the opportunity for hands-on activities while also exposing them to a multitude of educational and professional options. Collaborations with groups such as STEMConnector are also growing the reach and scope of AAUW’s STEM activities.
STEM Programs for GirlsAAUW programs such as Tech Trek and Tech Savvy introduce girls to successful female role models in STEM. We aim to break down stereotypes surrounding these traditionally male-dominated fields and teach girls that intellectual skills grow over time, regardless of gender. These programs are a key part of AAUW’s efforts to level the playing field for girls in math and science and draw on the hard work and commitment of AAUW members and supporters to serve girls throughout the country.
100 Women Leaders in STEM
In celebration of women role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), STEMconnector™ unveils in hard copy and online its inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM publication. The heroines included in 100 Women Leaders in STEM share stories about their commitment to serving as mentors and sponsors of those who are next in the STEM jobs pipeline. 100 Women Leaders in STEM showcases the careers and initiatives of more than one hundred women leaders who are active role models for the underrepresented segment of women in America’s growing shortage of STEM professionals. Also included are insiders’ perspectives about the traits needed to advance in the STEM professions, and how women in particular can make a difference. The publication features profiles of leaders in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors, including CEO´s, Presidents and key public officials. Also included are Opinion Editorials featuring interesting data and perspectives about women in STEM.
"We need you and we need this generation of women to stand up and serve as role models to encourage young women to develop the critical skills needed for the competitive workforce of tomorrow." Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
"We need to be more aggressive in showing girls and young women role models and highlighting stories of successful leaders." Susan O'Day, SVP and CIO, Disney
"It is fun when you see that light bulb go off and when you know you’ve helped someone see STEM in a different way." Ellen Kullman, Chairman and CEO, Dupont
African American Women in Technology
The African-American Women in Technology organization (AAWIT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, support and advancement of African-American women in the field of Information Technology.
STEM Ed Initiatives: The African-American Women in Technology (AAWIT) organization benefits include the AAWIT Resume Bank where employers specifically target AAWIT's members as candidates, The AAWIT Big Sister Network which gives you the opportunity to be mentored by a seasoned professional in all areas of life and the AAWIT Member Network where you have instant access to African-American women from all phases of the IT field.
STEM Ed Program Affiliates: AAWIT Resume Bank, Big Sister Network
ACM's Committee on Women in Computing - Association for Computing Machinery
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
Association for Women in Computing
The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1978 and is one of the first professional organizations for women in computing. AWC is dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the computing professions. Our members include many types of computer professionals, such as programmers, system analysts, operators, technical writers, Internet specialists, trainers and consultants.
The purpose of AWC is to provide opportunities for professional growth through networking and through programs on technical and career-oriented topics. AWC encourages high standards of competence and promotes a professional attitude among its members. We are governed by a board of directors representing all of the local chapters.
The Association for Women in Computing supports and encourages networking both in person and via the internet. AWC encourages the formation of student chapters at colleges and universities.
The most important goal of BinaryGirl.com is to share knowledge with those interested in learning more about technology through an interactive community of women. Our mission is to bring members together so that they may create the ultimate resource for themselves. We will encourage others and give them the support they need to expand their endeavors, whether it be building the perfect PC or starting their own IT business. It is time for women to bridge the gap in the IT industry and realize that they are an invaluable resource.
Carnegie Mellon Project on Gender and Computer Science
Despite the pivotal role that computers play in our economy and culture, and despite explosive growth in the job market, only 15-20% of undergraduate computer science majors at leading U.S. departments are female. While girls and women may be using the internet for communication and the web for information-retrieval, it is predominantly men who are programming the computers, designing and fixing the systems, and inventing the technology that will affect all aspects of our lives. The under-representation of women among the creators of information technology has serious consequences, not only for those women whose potential goes unrealized, but also for a society increasingly shaped by that technology.
Women in Computer Sciences: Closing the Gender Gap in Higher Education
Center for Women in Technology
The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT), was established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in July 1998, dedicated to providing global leadership in achieving women’s full participation in all aspects of information technology (IT). In 2006, the the scope of CWIT’s influence at UMBC expanded to include Engineering majors as well. In July 2011, the name change from The Center for Women and Information Technology captured the twin threads at the center of CWIT – women and technology – while being broader about the types of technology included. Women’s participation in the creation of technology in IT and engineering fields will strengthen the workforce, raise the standard of living for many women, and help to assure that technology addresses women’s needs and expands the possibilities for their lives.
The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in the creation of technology in the engineering and information technology fields. CWIT efforts begin with nurturing a strong group of Scholars, grow to building community resources for other women in these majors, extend to fostering a healthy gender climate and ITE pedagogy in College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) departments, and finally expand into outreach efforts to increase interest in technical careers. A successful program for female-friendly engineering and information technology education at UMBC will help make UMBC a destination for women (and men) interested in technical careers and serve as a national model for other universities.
Seeks to address and rectify women's under-representation in IT
Cisco Learning Institute Gender Initiative
We focus our social investments in education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and critical human needs. Leveraging public-private partnerships, as well as investments of technology, expertise, and cash, we multiply impact and help communities worldwide thrive.
Investing for the Long Term
The goal of our social investments is to promote innovation, independence and long-term progress. We work hard to build programs and support organizations that thrive well beyond our investment--ones that put skills, confidence, and power into the hands of the people we work with.
This is why we look for opportunities to give cash, expertise, and technology in ways that help people extend their own abilities. We believe this multiplies the success of the communities and organizations we work with far beyond what we have invested.
Includes recruitment & retention strategies, best practice sites, female role models, and country reports on IT & gender: https://www.cisco.com/assets/csr/pdf/CSR_Report_2013.pdf#page=70
Welcome to GirlGeeks.org - the website formerly known as GirlGeeks.com!
The site, GirlGeeks.org, will continue to encourage women to develop their careers in technology, as well as:
Girls In STEM Blog
The home of The Huffington Post's Girls in STEM Mentorship Program. Join the discussion as we explore STEM education and careers, the issues facing women in STEM, and what it takes to be a mentor to females in these fields.
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IGNITE: Inspiring Girls Now in Information Technology Evolution
IGNITE™ (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational program founded in 1999. Originally launched in the Seattle School District, IGNITE’s program connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.
National Center for Women and Information Technology
The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 500 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.
People Who Build Technology Should Represent The People Who Use ItAlthough women today comprise half the world’s population and more than half of the U.S. professional workforce, they play only a small role in inventing the technology of tomorrow. The lack of girls and women in computing and technology represents a failure to capitalize on the benefits of diverse perspectives: in a world dependent on innovation, it can bring the best and broadest problem-solvers to the table; and at a time when technology drives economic growth, it can yield a larger and more competitive workforce.
Webgrrls International is an online and offline networking organization of professional business women focused on propelling their careers and businesses forward.We focus on networking and connecting with others, leveraging and learning about technology, learning new skills and finding jobs, finding mentors and interns, and gaining access to support and information.
Our Mission: Webgrrls' mission is to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world through networking, exchanging job and business leads, and teaching new skills.
Our Philosophy: Webgrrls International is a mission-led corporation. Our mission is the guiding principle that helps us determine day-to-day activities, projects and partnerships. On both an international, national, regional and local level, the structure affords us solid foundation from which we can extend our reach, strengthen our voice and implement our vision.
Long before "corporations" existed, businesses were small and community-based. The wellbeing of a company was directly related to its community. Today, we have become accustomed to expecting corporations to act solely in their own short-term self-interests, often to the detriment of the community as a whole. Businesses are not expected to care for people, a mission or the common good. Some companies attempt to counteract this image by donating to non-profit organizations. It is rare that a business is actually structured to focus on long-term solutions, missions and goals. Networking, mentoring, career information for women interested in technology.
Women in Technology International
Carolyn Leighton founded WITI to help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology. (Read the story or watch the video.) WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.
WITI products and services include: Networking, WITI Marketplace, Career Services/Search, National Conferences and Regional Events, Publications and Resources, Small Business Programs, Research, Bulletin Boards and more.
WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.WITI's Goals
1. Provide a platform of connections, resources and opportunities
2. Transform corporate and media perceptions of women
3. Create a pipeline of women to fill leadership positions in corporate America
4. Demonstrate that advancing women directly contributes to the prosperity of all
5. Influence top leaders in government, academia and industry to recognize the purchasing power of women
6. Encourage girls and young women to choose business and technology careers
WITI Corporate MembersDedicated to advancing women in technology through conferences, training, career resources, networking.
Women in the Realm of Computer Visual Arts, Effects, and Animation
Women In Animation is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation.
WIA is… a networking organization. We provide opportunities for you to meet and exchange business cards with interesting and influential people in the animation industry. WIA is an organization of friendly and helpful people. Look for a mentor here!
WIA is… an educational organization. Through our workshops, meetings and panels you are bound to gain valuable insight into the industry, opportunities available to you and other educational resources in your area.
WIA is… worldwide. With most members concentrated in the United States and Canada, our influence and members at large reach into many other countries and is growing all the time.
WIA is… an organization of creative people. Our membership includes people actively involved in the following facets of animation:
Computer and Traditional Animation
Education and Scholarships
Plus, we have Committees focused on Historical documentation, Membership, Youth & Education, Public Affairs, Volunteers, Programming, Fundraising and Communications. You can find, or create, what’s of interest to you in WIA. Online role models, mentorships, streaming video interviews with members.
Women in Tech Huffington Post Blog
This blog showcase profiles of innovative female pioneers, from CEOs to scientists, entrepreneurs to engineers, who are changing the way we think about and engage with technology.