Why the NCWIT Board Chair is a Man

September 6, 2005
Brad Feld

The most common question I've received over the past year, regarding the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), is "why is the board chair a man?"

Hurricane Katrina

September 1, 2005
Hurricane Katrina

Dillard University students camp out. Courtesy Greg Pearson/The Shreveport Times

I feel the need to post a short message about Hurricane Katrina.

Two members of our NCWIT community, Dillard University and Xavier University, have sustained heavy damage, and the worst may be yet to come. Please click here for a message from United Negro College Fund President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax with information about how you can help.

The Road Ahead for Wal-Mart

August 17, 2005
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It's been a long time since I visited Arkansas. Growing up in Louisiana we would wander up there from time to time, but it's been quite a while since I spent any quality time in "The Natural State." As my plane touched down at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, I looked forward to slipping into a car and driving the backroads to Bentonville, where I was to meet the next day with Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman.

SpeechTek Innovations

August 8, 2005
SpeechTek Logo

On August 2nd, I attended SpeechTEK along with associates from Gold Systems.

Navigating the Road Ahead

August 1, 2005

On July 29th, 2005, NCWIT Board member Avis Yates Rivers and I went to visit the Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Deb Denis, who is responsible for IT diversity within Vanguard, had arranged for our visit to talk to over 50 IT managers concerning the declining number of girls and women interested in IT.

Title IX

July 20, 2005
Marcia Greenberger

For all of the problems that his remarks revealed and engendered, Larry Summers deserves thanks for catapulting the issue of women's under-representation in math, science and technology to a level of nationwide attention it has never before received. We should capitalize on this attention – and on the commitments made by President Summers and other university leaders and policy makers – to take concrete steps to eliminate the artificial and discriminatory barriers that women continue to face in these fields.

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Education Reform

July 6, 2005
Sarah Revi Sterling and Rep. Lynn Woolsey

On June 28, 2005, Sarah Revi Sterling (pictured, at right, with Rep. Lynn Woolsey), Senior Manager of Microsoft's University Relations and Chairperson of National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT) Workforce Alliance, testified before the House Subcommittee on Education Reform's hearing on "How the Private Sector is Helping States and Communities Improve High Schools." Ms.

Work + Life: Finding the Balance

June 27, 2005

The ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder is an agile, campus-wide catalyst for multidisciplinary curriculum, research, and outreach involving the content and tools of Information Technology. As Executive in Residence for ATLAS, one of the things I do is help coordinate and lead a three-week summer technology camp called DigitalCUrrents , which just ended last week.

NCWIT’s May Meetings

June 10, 2005
Lucy Sanders

NCWIT has just completed another busy, engaging, and productive round of semi-annual Alliance Meetings (held May 24-26 in Washington, D.C.) where we covered a range of topics.

We reviewed the NCWIT high-level messaging and progress.

We learned about organizational change from a slate of experts.

Innovation: the Key to America’s Future

June 6, 2005
Mildred Porter

The National Medal of Technology, managed by the Technology Administration of the U. S. Department of Commerce, is the highest honor that the President of the United States awards to American innovators. These Medal Laureates are true stars. Their contributions drive our economy, enhance our lives, maintain our competitive edge, and set the course for our future.