HER Ideas in Motion is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation focused on helping girls achieve in technology and media arts. Through hands-on workshops and tech clubs, girls learn technical and creative skills from professionals, while building their own projects. In addition, HER Ideas in Motion has developed a women-led approach that combines female technical and creative professionals teaching and mentoring girls to provide access to female role models in these fields. Through education and empowerment, HER Ideas in Motion aims to close the gender gap of the less than ¼ percent ratio of women to men working in these fields.
HIMSS is committed to realizing a vision of better health through the best use of IT. That requires an equipped and empowered workforce. HIMSS provides thought leadership, community, resources, and recognition for women in health IT.
The Illinois Technology Foundation is a grassroots organization with over 300 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom. In doing this, they enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers.
Carrie Ruetschlin, Jennifer Didier, Bill Waas
ISSA International Women In Security Special Interest Group
The ISSA International Women in Security Special Interest Group is one of four Global SIGs within ISSA International. which has a global presence of over 10,000 members.
The WIS SIG is committed to developing women leaders globally, building a stronger cybersecurity community fabric, and enabling success across the globe.
ISSA WIS SIG embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. We partner with organizations to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create cybersecurity-oriented professional advancement opportunities for women.
ITWomen is a non-profit organization with the mission of increasing the number of girls and women in the fields of technology and engineering and to provide professional development, student education and scholarships through a supportive network.
WIT is a group of female and male students and faculty members dedicated to advocating for women in technology. Our members are drawn from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Integrated Science and Technology, Engineering, Information Analysis, and Mathematics, but other majors and interests are welcome. Activities include company speakers, networking opportunities, resume workshops, fun events, outreach events, and more.
The non-profit Portland Classic LPGA tournament is the longest running women’s pro tour event in the country. Since its launch 44 years ago, the event has provided over $17 million dollars to local charities. In conjunction with the LPGA Pros, the 2016 event will include a “Women in Technology and Girls in Tech” Summit to further women’s careers in technology and excite, inspire, educate, and equip young women with the professional network and skills to pursue careers in technology fields.
The mission of the Latino Startup Alliance is to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, & mentors.
MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM, connects STEM students from freshman year through the doctoral level with mentors working in a variety of STEM fields. Any STEM student in an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. and professionals with STEM degrees may join our new open social network for mentoring at http://www.mentornet.org/join. More than 60% of MentorNet mentees are women and more than 30% are pursuing degrees in computing. We welcome mentors from any and all of NCWIT's partners.
Today, more than ever, advancement of the engineering profession depends on the work of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). NSBE is committed to widening the pool of engineering talent from Black communities around the world. In the United States, where African Americans and other people of color will soon outnumber other groups in the workforce, NSBE is expanding the pipeline to engineering careers from third grade through graduate school. The tools used to accomplish this expansion are NSBE’s programs and activities, which are designed to nurture Black students’ and professionals’ interest and aptitude in engineering, expand their professional horizons and lead the nation to greater economic prosperity fueled by innovation. All engineers and all Americans benefit from NSBE’s dedication to its mission: to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Through its 350 pre-collegiate, collegiate and professional chapters, NSBE trains its 31,000 members around the globe in the essential skills for their professional lives. Among those skills are leadership, which NSBE members learn by taking on ever-increasing responsibility in the Society’s governance. All major decisions within NSBE are deliberated and made by college students, who are elected or appointed by their peers and supported by a professional World Headquarters staff.