The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program is a sweeping national talent development initiative for young women in computing and information technology, from 5th grade through graduate school. The Aspirations program is supported nationally by AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and Symantec. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.
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 Round 3 are officially closed, but Round 4 applications will open soon.
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.