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.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
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.
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.
Based at New America in Washington DC, Opportunity@Work is a civic enterprise whose mission is to re-wire the U.S. labor market to enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace, to facilitate actions by U.S. employers to develop the talent they collectively need to succeed and grow, and to scale up innovations that unlock more fully all people’s potential for higher-value, meaningful work as a source of economic opportunity and national competitive advantage.
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.
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.
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.