Who We Are

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit focused on women's participation in computing across the entire ecosystem, helping more than 1,100 organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence, and action.

NCWIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about us.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides corporate governance, strategic advice, and development assistance. Board members represent academia, industry, policy, and the community. The Board's functions include: approving the NCWIT annual budget and strategy and operations plans; auditing finance; providing CEO oversight; ensuring legal and ethical integrity; and enhancing NCWIT's public standing. The Board meets three times per year.

Research Team

The NCWIT research and evaluation team is comprised of individuals with doctorates in a variety of fields, including education, sociology, communications, and psychology. This team contributes to the NCWIT mission by creating research-based resources to spread awareness and increase motivation for systemic change, by translating existing research into actionable practices, and by conducting original research and evaluation.

Social Science Advisory Board

The Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) is an advisory group of social scientists from preeminent institutions nationwide that support NCWIT initiatives and goals through their knowledge of research and theory at the intersection of women and computing. The SSAB comprises approximately 20 Core Members (non-NCWIT staff) for whom travel support for NCWIT meetings is provided by NCWIT*, as needed. Members bring expertise from the areas of anthropology, education, evaluation, gender studies, history, policy, psychology, sociology, technology, and workforce study.

Staff & Consultants

NCWIT is based in Boulder, Colorado and financially supports employees at the University of Colorado, the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, and other organizations in support of our mission.