Other Financial Supporters

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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.


OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, helps build software companies into market leaders. Through our Expansion Platform, we help companies hire the best talent, acquire and retain the right customers, and partner with industry leaders so they can dominate their markets. Our focus on the expansion stage makes us uniquely suited to provide truly tailored operational support to our portfolio companies. Learn more about OpenView at openviewpartners.com.

  • Scott Maxwell, Carlie Smith, Adam Marcus
SANS Institute

SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.

Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Forbes named SVB one of America’s best banks (2015) and one of America’s best-managed companies (2014).

  • Tracy Isacke
Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Cox offers a variety of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephone services over our own IP network. Business customers of all sizes are provided with our high speed Internet, phone and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services.

Cox Media offers local and national cable advertising in both traditional and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services.

  • Christie Marshman
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Cisco Systems

Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to make networks possible by providing easy access to information. Cisco enables people to make powerful connections with businesses, schools, and influential individuals.  Cisco is dedicated to supporting women business owners handle any obstacles they are confronted with. The company does this through sponsorship and installment of networks. Specifically, Cisco funds "Make Mine a Million $ (Dollar) Business," a program offering women business loans. This program aims to build a community of one million women-owned businesses earning $1 million or more in annual revenue. Within NCWIT, Cisco contributes to the funding of the Workforce Alliance.

  • Dawn Galzerano, Cathy Ciprian
Defrag Conference

Defrag Conference

The Defrag Conference brings together thought-leaders to explore management of the data deluge, one of the future's biggest technology challenges. As visionaries of the future of information Defrag is proud to have engaged its conference attendees in supporting the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award, which recognizes and provides professional development to the teachers, administrators, and other educators who support high school women in their pursuit of computing.

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w3w3® Talk Radio is a blend of Internet talk radio, an online business magazine and an aggregator of business development strategies. Although it has a worldwide reach, w3w3® is community focused, in Colorado.

Three-part Mission of w3w3® Talk Radio (Customers, Sponsors & Community)

  • w3w3® supports the right that the average person's experience of the World Wide Web is enjoyable, informative and safe by providing an on-demand menu of programs, materials and resources, 24/7.
  • w3w3® is committed to support the efforts of our sponsors to be profitable and serve as a vehicle to help get their message out as well as keep their prospects informed about the sponsor's latest developments.
  • w3w3® actively supports a full range of associations, public events and public sector organizations by offering access to a Web Community Calendar, portal pages and announcements about their activities.

Within NCWIT, w3w3® facilitates the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes interviews.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has supported the establishment and pilot work of the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance, including the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes interview series.

Motorola Mobility Foundation

Motorola Mobility Foundation

The Motorola Mobility Foundation supports the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes young women at the high school level for their aspirations and achievements in technology and computing.

Return Path

Return Path works to make email work better, and is the world's leader in email certification and scoring. Return Path believes that email marketing doesn't have to be a war between marketers and consumers, that it is possible to do more while sending less, that the smartest email solutions are the ones that not only impact the bottom line in the short term but also benefit reputation for the long term. It helps subscribers have a better experience with email by helping to reduce their exposure to spam, phishing and other malicious messages.

  • Cathy Hawley
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Rackspace, the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, values innovation and diversity of thought among its employees.  They're committed to greatness and their employees are the key to their success. Their Inclusion & Innovation program helps provide an environment where their employees can thrive and creativity will flourish. They have a wealth of diversity at Rackspace and they understand that every Racker's needs are different. Rackspace contributes to the funding of NCWIT's Workforce Alliance.

  • Deanna Rutland


The Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) was founded in 1944 by Wilton Carlyle Dinges in Hanover Pennsylvania. During WWII, the U.S. government asked Dinges to make lightweight, strong chairs that could withstand water, salt air, and sailors. Emeco named the chair with a number: 1006. It takes 77 steps to build this recyclable aluminum chair, and it takes a human eye to know when the process is done right. As a campaign sponsor, Emeco provides their iconic chair as the symbol of Sit With Mea national advocacy campaign designed to raise the visibility of technical women by providing a gathering place for people (men, women, technical, non-technical) to acknowledge the valuable contributions of women in computing.