Founded in early 2008, Coolest Women is composed of more than 100 women in director-level and above positions representing 90 high-tech companies or companies that serve the high-tech industry. Coolest Women aims to foster growth, promote leadership, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among women in high-tech. Coolest Women also works to increase the interest, participation and leadership of more girls and women in engineering and science.
CyberWatch West (CWW) offers the most current information in cybersecurity in the form of educational partnerships, business/industry partnerships, professional and student development programs and events. As the only National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center dedicated to cybersecurity in the western United States, CyberWatch West is building a stronger cybersecurity workforce to combat the threats of the future.
DC Web Women (DCWW) is a not-for-profit organization of more than 3,000 members in the Washington, D.C. area. Members are professionals, students and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of blogging, copywriting, computer science, editing and proofreading, e-marketing, graphic design, information technology, marketing/communications, multimedia, search engine marketing and optimization, social media, web analytics, web content, web design, web development, and web editing.
DCWW is committed to the support and advocacy of girls and women in technology by providing a community in which they can develop, nurture, and promote their leadership, technical and professional skills.
DCWW offers monthly workshops and panels on a variety of web and tech-related topics from coding to career development. DCWW also hosts regular happy hours and major networking events.
The Women in IT Constituent Group collects and disseminates effective practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in higher education IT. Through both virtual and face-to-face networking opportunities and by making good use of its affiliation with the National Center for Women & IT, this group provides a venue for addressing a wide range of issues affecting women IT professionals in colleges and universities, including securing high level leadership roles in higher education.
Girl Geek Dinners was founded in August 2005. Its central mission is to: break down old fashioned social stereotypes, identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology, to encourage and nurture those interested in technology by working with local schools, colleges and universities, and to support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and solutions.
Hackbright Academy is an accelerated software engineering program designed to help women become awesome programmers. We teach the fundamentals of modern web development, then introduce graduates to Silicon Valley companies looking to expand their engineering teams.
The mission of IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) is to facilitate the global inspiration, engagement and advancement of women in technical disciplines. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.
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Illinois Technology Foundation
The Illinois Technology Foundation is a grassroots organization with over 300 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom. In doing this, they enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers.
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) represents the voice of Oracle technology and database professionals and empowers them to be more productive in their business and careers by: delivering education, sharing best practices, and providing technology direction and networking opportunities.
Iowa Tech Chicks is a community organization that strives to connect and educate women working in and interested in learning technology. Activities are currently centered in Iowa City, but they are interested in connecting with women in tech throughout the state. Connect with them via Twitter, Facebook, Meetup or their website.