The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization that gives women the tools they need to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE provides an array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities that help make engineering a desirable career choice for women.
STEM for Her, formerly known as Women in Technology Education Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, based in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. area that promotes education to create awareness, excitement, and opportunities among girls and young women to pursue successful STEM-related careers.
STEM for Her is focused on championing programs and initiatives that foster enthusiasm and empower girls and young women to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math fields of study. The Foundation offers financial support in a variety of ways as it works towards its vision of empowering women to change the world by excelling in STEM-related careers.
Strong TIES is a non-profit grassroots organization who work with community-building partners for increasing K-12 student interest in STEM careers. Strong TIES was founded in 2014 with a concept for impacting STEM through project-based and hands-on camps and working with a small team. This concept is now an annual city-wide program coined “Turn Up for STEAM” and an urban-centric STEM educational infrastructure to address the need for sustainable Out of School Time (OST) programs. As our program has grown, we have learned about the barriers that disadvantaged students face, from basic competency in core subjects to exposure to real-world needs, particularly where science and technology may assist. Many under-represented and under-served students lack the confidence, relationship building skills, and training they need to recognize the value of their ideas and potentials for STEM careers. That is why in 2017 we will launch theUrban STEM Thrive Program to support the empowerment of disadvantaged students with limited access and opportunities.
Tech Savvy Women is an organization that brings Technology focused Women across various industries and disciplines together to create and foster relationships while enhancing their knowledge of technology.
TechieChic Meetup is a women focused technology group in Atlanta. The focus for the group is to allow women to bring real-life work issues to the meetups and work collaboratively to solve them. Ultimately, the goal is to make a change by empowering and encouraging other women in the field. From beginner to expert, there is something for all skill levels.
The Linux Foundation protects and promotes the ideals of freedom and generous collaboration established through the development of Linux, and shares these ideals to power any endeavor aiming to make the future a better place in which to live. By supporting the kernel development community and fostering collaboration on a truly massive scale, the Linux Foundation unites thousands of curious minds in the free and open exchange of ideas. We are here to provide the crucial services and collaborative infrastructure to continue Linux's advancement and protection, and we're here to serve as a tour guide for companies who need to build an open source strategy for their business and make the most of the new collaborative software economy.
Warren Village is a two-year transitional housing program dedicated to empowering low-income, single parent families achieve personal and economic success through education, training and employment. The Workforce Development Initiative provides comprehensive workforce development strategies that bridge business and corporate relations with our “College to Career” programing. Collaboration strategies include a continuum of career development and job readiness services that emphasize career pathway planning, industry exploration, corporate internships, hiring and post-employment support. When businesses and community workforce initiatives connect, culturally innovative talent and transformative economic success can be attained by all. Together we can make a difference.
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) represents Washington’s entire tech industry, from startups to small and medium sized businesses to multinational corporations, as well as the service providers that focus on these companies. WTIA builds powerful relationships among industry, education, and government leaders who want to work together to make Washington the leading technology community in the world, primarily focusing on developing or attracting new tech talent, improving access to capital for entrepreneurs, and creating an environment where innovative technologies can emerge and thrive.