Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit youth organization devoted to inspiring young girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful - for everyone. They also believe that everyone has the right to become an active creator of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. Through their pre-university outreach programs, they aspire to expose students of all backgrounds, and particularly girls, to the opportunities and excitement of careers in computing. Google aspires to recognize international diversity. The company utilizes the best talent by hiring employees of diversity to enhance different ideas and perspectives to improve the search engine's services and products. Google sponsors several NCWIT programs including the Award for Aspirations in Computing, Pacesetters, and Sit With Me.
IGNITE, an acronym for Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution, is a network of girls and women who dream big dreams. The women work with technology in nearly every imaginable sector of the work world. The girls - typical high school students trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives - use familiar technology everyday (cell phones, video games, the Internet), but most have never considered careers that envision, develop, market, sell, apply, or rely on these and other technologies. When the women share their personal stories with the girls, sparks of curiosity, knowledge, hope, and possibility are ignited. The synergy generated by this interaction soon has the girls blazing paths to previously unimagined futures of their own.
Intel is known as a leader of innovative technology. Intel is commited to employing diversity to create market-driving products and technology designed to make a difference. Intel supports the Award for Aspirations in Computing and the pipeline of future tech talent it nurtures. Along with HP, Intel was involved in NCWIT's Image Strategist staff position and it provided support to the K-12 Alliance, which is working to advance the image and teaching of computing at the K-12 level. The Women at Intel Network (WIN) is a valuable resource to expose members to a diverse group of individuals and ideas. WIN aims to establish an environment where expansion of the company is growing and learning is continuous. Additionally, Intel has given NCWIT an Executive in Residence, Lisa Neal-Graves.
Rosalind L. Hudnell,
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE helps educators around the world connect with information, people, and organizations. An organization of great diversity, ISTE presents ground-breaking educational technology books and programs; holds professional development workshops, forums, and symposia; and researches, evaluates, and publicizes findings regarding educational technology on an international level.
Iridescent is a science-education nonprofit that helps engineers, scientists and high-tech professionals bring cutting edge science, technology and engineering to high school girls, and underprivileged minority children and their families. Iridescent's mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.
KISS Institute is a not-for-profit organization that uses educational robotics programs to actively engage students in science, technology, engineering, math, and project management. KISS Institute strives to improve the public's understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math, develop the skills, character, and aspirations of students; and contribute to the enrichment of our school systems, communities, and the nation.
Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004 and is an active Strategic Partner. Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund and the Aspirations in Computing program.