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Association for Computing Machinery

ACM unites computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. Through its Special Interest Groups, ACM publishes the proceedings of more than 150 conferences and symposia each year. The ACM Digital Library provides an expanding bibliographic database of all relevant articles in computing, with over 1 million citations to date. ACM's mission includes assessing and influencing the impact of information technologies on all aspects of society. ACM also helps shape U.S. public policy, improve gender equity and diversity, and influence the teaching of computing and information technology.

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Association for Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. (Revised 12/2010)

  • Promote AIS as a global leader for excellence in information systems research, practice, and education
  • Position information systems as a leading profession in the service of society
  • Lead and promote excellence in information systems education and scholarship
  • Provide services and products to meet the diverse needs of members and related communities
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AT&T's 133-year history of innovation is a story about people from all walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds coming together to improve the human condition. It is their diversity, coupled with an inclusive culture that welcomes all points of view - which makes them who they are: a great place to work, a desired business partner and a committed member of the communities they serve. "A diverse workforce and inclusive culture are essential to AT&T. They allow us to attract and retain the best and the brightest to develop the most innovative products and solutions to meet our customers' needs." -Randall Stephenson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. AT&T sponsors the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award and the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.

  • Manthan Thakkar
Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Their Fall 2010 semester enrollment was 25,078. Their students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science, and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.

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Avaya Inc. is a privately held telecommunications company that specializes in enterprise telephony and call center technology. The corporation became an NCWIT Investment Partner in 2004. With many women in senior leadership positions, Avaya is well-known for its tradition of supporting diversity and excellence. NCWIT also is grateful for Avaya's early involvement to support women and girls in technology.

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Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of vehicle rental and car sharing services, operating three of the most recognized brands in the industry through Avis, Budget and Zipcar. The Company is a leading vehicle rental operator in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions it serves. Avis Budget Group and its licensees operate the Avis and Budget brands in approximately 175 countries throughout the world. As an equal-opportunity employer, Avis Budget Group is proud to provide an inclusive workplace that embraces and celebrates demographic, cultural and lifestyle differences.
  • Susan Rennie
Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University

That spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that stresses individual growth as students learn to learn, respond to new ideas, adapt to new situations and prepare for the certainty of change. Baldwin-Wallace College is a private, liberal arts based Methodist-related college offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs located in Berea, Ohio. Their location, a residential community just 20 minutes from Cleveland, Ohio facilitates our ability to provide liberal arts learning and practical career preparation. B-W students take initiative, supported by many opportunities to succeed including mentors, access to local leaders, and a location that allows access to internships and field experiences for almost every interest. After more than a century and a half, B-W is still characterized by leadership and innovation.

Ball State University

Ball State University

At Ball State, we’re more than just educators—we’re educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with the top-notch resources Ball State has to offer, their students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into what they teach and how they learn. Ball State believes that for an educational experience to be successful, it should be just that—an experience. So they've made a unique commitment to immersive learning programs that incorporate research, projects with community partners, and capstone experiences into the curriculum. Ball State is an integral part of the community and economy of Muncie and Indiana. In addition to preparing the state’s entrepreneurs, teachers, health care providers, scientists, designers, artists, and media and technology professionals, Ball State conducts projects and research that drive innovation in the state. Their growing emphasis on new ideas, technology transfer, and commercialization provide the support faculty need to bring their ideas to market and benefit Indiana's economy.

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Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. Bank of America has received numerous accolades for its workforce diversity and inclusion programs, including those from Working Mother, Black Enterprise, and Hispanic Business magazines. Bank of America has provided significant financial and in-kind support to NCWIT and is the national sponsor of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

  • Amy Gurley
Bank of America Women in Technology & Operations

Bank of America Women in Technology & Operations

Bank of America's mission is to offer lending and investment products that: serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families, improve underserved low- and moderate-income communities, and create sustainable practices for the long haul.

  • Amy Gurley, Jill McQueeney