In our pilot program in 2010, Pacesetters sought to add 1,000 NNW to the U.S. tech talent pool by 2012 using new and innovative change strategies to reach their goals. The result was 1,685 NNW in just two years. During our November Roundtable meeting, our 2013 Pacesetters announced their public commitment to add 1614 Net New Women to the national computing talent pool by Dec 31, 2014 and launch a national Career Awareness Platform to develop career videos that increase awareness of the variety of technical roles women can participate in and improve the way job advertisements are written. There will be more to come as this project develops so stay tuned.
Read Pacesetter profiles to learn more about individual Pacesetters organizations. Click on their strategies to find out more about these approaches, or read about all strategies. Watch this video to see the Pacesetters talk about the importance of this work.
According to Jill Ross, Pacesetters Program Director, “There is great value in having organizations work across academic-corporate boundaries. The Pacesetters program is like no other of its kind as it enables organizations to compete together against the problem and grow the collective talent pool for all, instead of competing against each other for an individual slice of a dwindling one. We believe this is the only way to finally “move the needle” for women in computing in this country.”