Alliances

Academic Alliance

The NCWIT Academic Alliance brings together more than 1,400 distinguished representatives from academic computing programs at more than 400 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.