NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills.
Applications for NCWIT AspireIT Round 5 will open in November!
This team is working to publicize a new international benchmarking tool and report on technical women from Oxford Economics-NCWIT partnership as well as help shape a qualitative study on how cultural issues affect technical women on global teams.
Review and give feedback on a new NCWIT international research report on technical women.
Everyone is talking about the underrepresentation of women in computing – corporate diversity and inclusion statistics, K-12 computer science education, societal bias – yet conversation is only a first step towards solving the underrepresentation issue.