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.

OpenView supports the Entrepreneurial Alliance and the "10 Actionable Ways to Actually Increase Diversity in Tech" webinar.

  • 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).

SVB supports the Entrepreneurial Alliance.

  • Tracy Isacke
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 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, which provides technical girls and women with ongoing engagement, visibility, and encouragement for their computing-related interests and achievements from high school through college and into the workforce.

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.

Return Path previously sponsored the NCWIT Student Seed Fund.

  • Cathy Hawley


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.