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. 

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Academic Alliance

The NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) focuses on changing the local conditions that create barriers to attracting and graduating women in postsecondary computing by adopting and contributing research-based practices. The AA brings together more than 1,700 distinguished representatives from more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide.

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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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Affinity Alliance

The NCWIT Affinity Alliance represents a national network of change leader organizations that convene, educate, support, and mobilize advocates of NCWIT's mission to significantly increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.

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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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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 a Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder, External Chair of Computer Science, College of Engineering Faculty Director for Entrepreneurship, and Campus Faculty Director for Computing. He was CEO of ACM from 2015-17, Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University from 2007-15, and on the computer science faculty at University of Colorado Boulder from 1977-2007.

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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.

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 smaller 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 NCWIT K-12 Alliance is dedicated to creating access to authentic, inclusive computing education for every girl in the United States. The K-12 Alliance is made up of more than 300 girl-serving organizations, professional educator associations, academic institutions, and businesses.

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Lucy has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive (VP) positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years, where she specialized in systems-level software and solutions (multi-media communication, and customer relationship management). Lucy was awarded the Bell Labs Fellow Award, the highest technical accomplishment bestowed at the company, and she has six patents in the communications technology area.

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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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Workforce Alliance

The NCWIT Workforce Alliance (WA) focuses on internal corporate culture change to promote more inclusive environments, build stronger technical teams, and enhance technical innovation.