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Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions

Every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives. They make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. And they help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised. They do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices.

  • Lynn Zielke


Since 1960, UCAR—the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research—has served as a national hub for research, education, and advanced technology development from the atmospheric and related Earth sciences. On behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the university community, UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the UCAR Community Programs (UCP).

NCAR is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), conducting a wide range of weather, climate, and solar science and related applications research. At the heart of this work is improving predictions about our atmosphere— how it behaves from moment to moment, day to day, and decade to decade, and the risks and opportunities associated with these changes. Each year, hundreds of people from universities, labs, and the weather enterprise collaborate with NCAR staff, and rely on NCAR resources, in order to carry out vital research and applications.

UCP provides innovative services to support education and research in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCP trains new and experienced weather forecasters;  brings real-time data and software into university classrooms; develops K-12 STEM education programs and resources; manages complex scientific field projects; and supports satellite-based Earth and atmospheric monitoring.

  • Courtney Gibson, Randy Schallhamer
NetApp, Inc.

NetApp, Inc.

NetApp creates innovative products, storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets, their data. They attract and retain the industry's best people and partners. The Great Place to Work Institute recently named NetApp #3 on its "World's Best Multinational Workplaces List 2011"-the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence. Being recognized in this way shows that NetApp is living its values and is creating a rewarding environment for employees. When talented and inspired employees come together with a common purpose, great things happen for their customers, partners, and employees.

  • Candy Vonk


Palantir is a mission-focused company. Our team is dedicated to working for the common good and doing what's right, in addition to being deeply passionate about building great software and a successful company. From protecting privacy and civil liberties to promoting open software to pursuing philanthropic engagements to a host of other initiatives, we put our values to work in the service of making the world a better place, every day.

  • Soo Cho

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform, customers can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility. This kind of thinking and know-how helps customer organizations grow their business and empower employees all while maintaining complete visibility and the control needed to protect their critical control systems and most valued data assets.

  • Maya Marcus
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Pfizer is the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company that has been an Investment Partner of NCWIT since 2006. Pfizer is a sponsor of the K-12 alliance.

Pfizer seeks to promote high-quality, innovative science education by helping to raise the standards of scientific literacy for students, expanding the collection of future scientists, improving the quality of the workforce in a high-tech environment, and offering opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Michele Discoll


For over 150 years, PNC has grown into one of America's most respected banks, because we're committed to helping customers and employees reach their goals. You can depend on PNC to provide the training you need, along with an inclusive culture that recognizes your talent, values diversity and cares about social responsibility. Working with us means having an opportunity you can feel good about, with a Fortune 200 company that's been selected as a 'Great Place To Work' by Gallup. 

  • Roseanne Silva, Katherine Rush
Qualcomm Women in Science & Engineering


QUALCOMM Incorporated is a pioneer of digital wireless technology and one of the leading enablers of advanced wireless products and services, which ultimately enables consumers, professionals, and government entities to benefit from the success of the wireless industry. QUALCOMM recognizes that business success is driven by creativity and diversity. The company embraces the idea of diversity as a powerful contributor in achieving high business and innovation performance. The QUALCOMM Foundation proudly supports several NCWIT programs, including Pacesetters, TECHNOLOchicas, and the Aspirations in Computing Collegiate Award.

  • Erica Fessia
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Rackspace, the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, values innovation and diversity of thought among its employees.  They're committed to greatness and their employees are the key to their success. Their Inclusion & Innovation program helps provide an environment where their employees can thrive and creativity will flourish. They have a wealth of diversity at Rackspace and they understand that every Racker's needs are different. Rackspace contributes to the funding of NCWIT's Workforce Alliance.

  • Deanna Rutland

Return Path

Return Path works to make email work better, and is the world's leader in email certification and scoring. Return Path believes that email marketing doesn't have to be a war between marketers and consumers, that it is possible to do more while sending less, that the smartest email solutions are the ones that not only impact the bottom line in the short term but also benefit reputation for the long term. It helps subscribers have a better experience with email by helping to reduce their exposure to spam, phishing and other malicious messages.

Return Path previously sponsored the NCWIT Student Seed Fund.

  • Cathy Hawley