The 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT begins Monday May 19th, in Newport Beach, California. This year's summit plays host to some incredible speakers and workshops, and brings together more than 600 members from each of our alliances.
According to the latest survey conducted by Pew Research, 51% of Millennial women believe society favors men over women, and 75% say that changes must be made in the workplace in order to achieve gender equality. “While the public sees greater workplace equality between men and women now than it did 20 to 30 years ago, most believe more change is needed.”
Did you know that a new report released by the Center for Talent Innovation titled “Athena 2.0” shows that while women currently comprise roughly 50 percent of all science, engineering, and technology (SET) college graduates in the U.S., Brazil, China and India, one-third of these women are likely to quit their jobs within one year and ultimately leave the field altogether?
Did you know that the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP), a program aimed at attracting more Alaska natives to study STEM fields at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, has produced 300 STEM graduates since its launch in 1995?
Did you know that NCWIT member organizations can submit* opportunities to the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AIC) website for Award recipients, educators, parents, and other AIC participants to view? Technology-related opportunities at the local, regional, or national level are applicable submissions. View a list of current opportunities in the form of scholarships, internships, summer camps, undergraduate research opportunities, awards, jobs, and more at www.aspirations.org/opportunities.
Gender Diversity In Startups Might Be More Important Than You Thought
Did you know that while it is no secret that the tech startup community is lacking women, this gender imbalance may actually be impeding startups? David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars, delves into this topic and provides tips for combating gender disparity in this Wall Street Journal blog entry.