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.
Hackbright Academy is an accelerated software engineering program designed to help women become awesome programmers. We teach the fundamentals of modern web development, then introduce graduates to Silicon Valley companies looking to expand their engineering teams.
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.
The mission of IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) is to facilitate the global inspiration, engagement and advancement of women in technical disciplines. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.
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.
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) represents the voice of Oracle technology and database professionals and empowers them to be more productive in their business and careers by: delivering education, sharing best practices, and providing technology direction and networking opportunities.
IT-ology is a non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession.
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.
Marissa Halpert, Nancy Harris
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA): The Portland Classic
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.