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ISACA

As a nonprofit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals, ISACA is committed to providing its diverse constituency of more than 140,000 professionals worldwide with the tools they need to achieve individual and organizational success.

The Connecting Women Leaders in Technology program seeks to engage, empower and elevate women working in the technology field by fostering connectivity, advocacy, education and career advancement.

  • Alisha Wenc

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.

  • Rhonda Ferrell

IT-oLogy

IT-oLogy is a nonprofit working to grow the number of IT professionals in South Carolina. Because technology shapes our world, we need current and future IT talent to help build a better tomorrow. IT-oLogy is your IT career guide, giving you the tools and resources to discover and start your impactful IT career.

  • Rachel Barnett
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ITWomen

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.

  • Victoria Usherenko
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JMU Women in Technology

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.

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.

  • Dan Casey

MassTLC

For more than 30 years, MassTLC has served as the premier network for thousands of companies and entrepreneurs seeking valuable connections. By connecting tech leaders, investors, academics, and policymakers, we help:

  • Accelerate innovation by fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and research
  • Grow tech businesses through peer groups, recruitment initiatives and networking
  • Provide technology leadership through local and national technology advancement

MassTLC leads numerous initiatives that connect, promote, and celebrate the Massachusetts technology ecosystem, including:

  • Kate Reynolds McLeod

MentorNet

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.

  • Mary Fernandez

National Society of Black Engineers

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.
  • Valerie Thomas
npower

npower

Npower is a national nonprofit organization of 23 members providing IT training and services to nonprofits and young adults.  Through programs and service, Npower aims to bring the IT community together to do social good.

  • Kisha Arthur-Fontenelle, Tykira Clinton

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