Leadership Team

NCWIT's Leadership Team, which brings together representatives from partner organizations with our Executive Team and Alliance co-chairs, provides advice and direction regarding the NCWIT mission. 


Academic Alliance

Academic Alliance

The NCWIT Academic Alliance brings together more than 1,500 distinguished representatives from academic computing programs at more than 450 colleges and universities across the country, spanning research universities, community colleges, women's colleges, and minority-serving institutions. Charged with implementing institutional change in higher education, the Academic Alliance provides feedback on NCWIT programs, contributes and adopts effective practices, and serves as a national agent of change.  Membership in the AA is free for participating academic institutions. 

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Affinity Group Alliance

The Affinity Group Alliance (AGA) brings together national and local affinity groups that provide support, networking, and professional development for over 84,000 technical women.  The mission of the Alliance is to unite affinity groups, empower our members, and ensure the success and sustainability of our members' organizations by providing research-based resources, outreach, and volunteer opportunities; and by providing a platform for collaboration and information sharing.

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Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) was founded in 1994 by renowned computer scientist Anita Borg, Ph.D. (1949-2003). Initially known as the Institute for Women in Technology, IWT was renamed in 2003 to the Anita Borg Institute in order to honor Dr.

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ACM Committee on the Status of Women (ACM-W)

ACM-W's mission is to celebrate, inform and support women in computing, and work with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policymakers to improve working and learning environments for women.

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Association for Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. (Revised 12/2010)

Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel is Chief Executive Office of the Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest society of computing professionals and students. Prior to beginning as CEO of ACM in November 2015, Bobby was Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University from 2007-2015 and a member of the computer science faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1977-2007.


Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT)

CMD-IT is the national Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology that is focused on the following under-represented groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and People with Disabilities. The center is comprised of corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits.

Coalition to Diversify Computing

Coalition to Diversify Computing

The Coalition to Diversify Computing seeks to address the shortage of a highly trained workforce of scientists and engineers capable of understanding and implementing computing resources. The Coalition develops a diverse community of professionals that can effectively meet the computing demands of an evolving society, and targets students and faculty with the expressed intent of increasing the number of minorities successfully transitioning into computing-based careers in academia, federal laborities and industry.


Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT

Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT

The Colorado Coalition for Gender & IT works to increase the number of girls and women in information technology (IT) education and work. CCGIT recognizes the state's capacity for innovation and competitiveness depends on a larger, more diverse, and more sustainable workforce. By connecting girls and women to IT education and employment opportunities, CCGIT imagines a more equitable future for women, better technology for our society, and an improvd world for us all.

Computing Research Association (CRA)

Computing Research Association (CRA)

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. CRA seeks to strengthen research and advanced education in computing and allied fields.

CRA Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W)

CRA Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W)

The Computer Research Associations Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is an action-oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels. CRA-W also seeks to increase the degree of success they experience and to provide a forum for addressing problems that often fall disproportionately within women's domain.

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Entrepreneurial Alliance

The Entrepreneurial Alliance provides younger companies with the research and practices they need to create and maintain an inclusive culture, right from the start.

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K-12 Alliance

The K-12 Alliance, made up of youth-serving organizations, professional educator associations, academic institutions, and businesses, leverages the reach and diversity of its members to create national outreach programs that increase the participation of girls in computing. Through its vast member network, the K-12 Alliance has the potential to reach 100% of the girls in the United States and is dedicated to creating access to authentic, inclusive computer science education for every girl, everywhere.

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU).


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. See the full list of members. For more information about the SSAB and its membership guidelines, view the SSAB Board Description and Membership Guidelines.

Telle Whitney

Dr. Telle Whitney has served as President and CEO of ABI since 2002. Dr. Whitney has 20 years experience in the semiconductor and telecommunicatins industries. She has held senior technical management positions with Malleable Technologies (now PMC-Sierra) and Actel Corporation, and is a Co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. 


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University of California - Irvine

From its founding in the late 60s on a new campus with a unique vision, to its national ranking today, the Bren School has always been a trailblazer in computer science academics and research. From its early focus on providing a broad educational experience, to its current offering of four undergraduate computer science degree programs, a Bren School education is grounded in the basics but also explores the newest technologies and advancements. UC Irvine hosts a club called Women in Information & Computer Sciences.

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Workforce Alliance

The NCWIT Workforce Alliance (WA) focuses on corporate change that promotes greater innovation and creativity; specifically, how to better recruit, retain, and advance technical women in a business environment. WA member companies influence NCWIT research and resource creation agendas concerning technical women in the U.S. industry and engage in projects that put these practices to use in their own organizations.