The mission of the DiverseScholar non-profit is to diversify the workforce in the STEM disciplines, science communication profession, and tech industry. We accomplish the latter by advocacy at the conferences of AlterConf, Open Source Bridge, Latino Startup Alliance, Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM), and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. We make a special effort to bridge the gap between the separate diversity initiatives happening in academia versus the general public/workforce. Finally, our diversity activities in the Open Source Software community connect organizations such as Outreachy and OpenHatch to coders/scientists of color at the Tapia and SACNAS conferences.
The Women in IT Constituent Group collects and disseminates effective practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in higher education IT. Through both virtual and face-to-face networking opportunities and by making good use of its affiliation with the National Center for Women & IT, this group provides a venue for addressing a wide range of issues affecting women IT professionals in colleges and universities, including securing high level leadership roles in higher education.
Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup is a Boulder, CO-based professional group that supports and empowers individuals and organizations working towards increasing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender diversity awareness and inclusion within local tech startup communities. Everyone is welcome to join. As a group of professionals, we organize events in partnership with local LGBTQ- and diversity-focused educational and nonprofit organizations as well as local tech startup companies. We meet at least 1x/month and stay connected through a sponsored online meetup group.
Girl Develop It is a nationwide nonprofit leading the industry-wide movement to get more women into technology careers today. GDI provides affordable in-person classes for adult women (18+) to learn to code in a judgment-free learning environment through chapters in 45 cities and growing.
Girl Geek Dinners was founded in August 2005. Its central mission is to: break down old fashioned social stereotypes, identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology, to encourage and nurture those interested in technology by working with local schools, colleges and universities, and to support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and solutions.
GlobalMindED is an action-oriented, collaborative community committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for minority learners and job seekers. We bring together leaders in education, business, government, and non-profits, each dedicated to increasing access and opportunity for those who are first-generation-to-college, low-income, or underrepresented in education and careers including STEM. GlobalMindED provides opportunity to learn first-hand how to forge connections, close opportunity gaps, and commit to actions that will create mutual advantages.
Goodwill Industries International and its network of 162 community-based organizations believe that career navigation and skills attainment can lead to long-term economic stability for individuals, their families and the greater community. The famous Goodwill thrift stores fuel social enterprise that provides job training, placement opportunities and support services for millions of people annually.
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.
Understanding that technology and history are not mutually exclusive subjects, IEEE REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History) provides history teachers with free educational resources that situate science, technology, and engineering in their social and humanistic contexts. Resources include inquiry units, primary and secondary sources, hands-on-activities, multimedia sources (video and audio), background information for teachers, and additional resources. IEEE REACH offers an opportunity to expose students to ways that science and technology interrelate and play out in society.