Intel believes the next generation of innovators should be more diverse by gender, race, ethnicity, geography, ability, and social class. Recognizing that no one organization has the solution to society's most critical issues, the Intel Foundation supports strategic funding of evidence-based, data-driven collaborative solutions that advance the inclusion of socially marginalized and disadvantaged groups, creating pathways toward a more just society with opportunities for all. Intel and the Intel Foundation have supported NCWIT programs since 2006. Supported programs include the K-12 Alliance, Aspirations in Computing, and AspireIT.
Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we advance national and global research and education.
Intuit creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. A longtime proponent of gender diversity in the workforce and at the executive level, Intuit stepped up its efforts in recent years to attract, retain and promote technical women at the company, and to support initiatives that fill the pipeline for women in STEM starting in high school.
Johnson & Johnson believes that attracting, developing, and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of their customers is essential to their success. They also believe success hinges on relationships with diverse professional and patient organizations, civic groups, and suppliers. NCWIT is a partner in Johnson & Johnson's WiSTEM2D program that utilizes NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP).
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $90.6 billion at June 30, 2013.
Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
Whether it is by inventing breakthrough medicines and vaccines that address critical areas of growing, global medical need; improving access to health care; protecting the environment; or engaging employees; Merck is committed to making the world a better place today and for generations to come. Merck and the Merck Foundation's support of NCWIT started with Counselors for Computing (C4C) in 2010 and continues with the national scale up of this critical program.
Microsoft is committed to reaching out to underserved communities and to developing long-term relationships with professional, educational, and non-profit organizations that serve those communities. Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004, making a significant contribution to the national computing educational pipeline (K-12 through post-secondary). Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund, Aspirations in Computing, and TECHNOLOchicas.
Minnesota IT Services, led by the state’s Chief Information Officer, is the Information Technology agency for Minnesota’s executive branch, providing enterprise and local IT services to 80 agencies, boards and commissions. Our agency employs more than 2,200 people across 90 physical locations. Together, we build, maintain, and secure the State’s IT infrastructure, applications, projects and services. We set IT strategy, direction, policies and standards for enterprise IT leadership and planning. We also serve Minnesotans by connecting all 87 counties, 300 cities, and 200 public higher education campuses across the state on the MNET network. Through public-private partnerships, our team proactively protects the state’s information systems and the private data of 5.5 million Minnesotans. We are truly partners in performance.