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Microsoft Women Employee Resource Group

Microsoft Women Employee Resource Group

The Microsoft Women Employee Resource Group is committed to actively contributing to the growth and development of local communities, with a particular focus on educating youth and exposing them to emerging technologies and career opportunities in the information technology industry.

  • Rachel Ash, Tiffany Meaney

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.
  • Tom Price
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

Pyladies

We are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.

 
Qualcomm Women in Science & Engineering

Qualcomm Women in Science & Engineering

This group seeks to facilitate the growth of professional women by augmenting the existing tools and skills they need to be successful at varying levels.  Some of the key goals are to support emerging women leaders who will help to drive business success and to foster a work environment that helps achieve business goals. 

  • Lee Wills-Irvine
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RAISE Project

The RAISE project is designed to increase the status of professional women through enhanced Recognition of the Achievements of Women In Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. Current programs of The RAISE Project include an interactive website with a listing of available awards categorized by discipline, career level and eligibility by gender.

  • Sarah Chu
RichTech Women In Technology Forum

RichTech Women In Technology Forum

The Rich Tech Women In Technology Forum is designed to provide networking, mentoring and educational opportunities for women involved at all levels of technology centric businesses or organizations. The mission of the forum is to be a catalyst in growing the interest of science, technology, math and engineering among today’s young women.  The council organizes an inaugural Women ETC (Education, Technology, Careers) event that provides professional development, education, and collaboration amongst its participants. 
 
The Forum is a part of RichTech which is a Richmond, VA based Technology Council that is a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of central Virginia’s dynamic technology based economy.
  • Robby Demeria
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Sapling Events

Sapling Events work with domain experts to help them build conferences around the topics they know best. The best theoretical physicist in the world is likely not the best person to identify venues, set menus, and market an event, that's where they come in.

  • Jenifer Remsik
She's Geeky

She's Geeky

She’s Geeky convenes to inspire women for the future, creating a space to connect women from diverse STEM communities. They work with and promote existing activities and organizations in regions around the country, inviting them to meet at an interactive event called an UnConference where the agenda is created live at the event by the people in attendance.

  • Briana Cavanaugh

SIM Women

SIM is an association of over 3500 senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations.  They strongly believe in: the alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership, the creation and sharing of best practices, IT management and leadership skills development that enables their members growth at each stage of their career, the replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education, working with the IT industry to shape its direction, policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation and serving each community and the industry through giving and outreach.

  • Deborah DeCorrevont, Nanci Schimizzi, Kristen Lamoreaux

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