Workforce Alliance Projects

AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program

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 are now open!

International Benchmarking Work Team

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. 
Intended Outcomes:
  • Review and give feedback on a new NCWIT international research report on technical women.

Member Connections Work Team

This team works to increase ongoing communication, idea sharing, and interactive engagement among WA/EA members between annual NCWIT Summit meetings.

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New Resources Work Team

This team works to identify and prioritize where new resources or research is needed, and offer feedback throughout resource development or the research process.

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Pacesetters Program

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.

Resources-to-Action Work Team

This team works to help repackage existing NCWIT resources so that they are more actionable, as well as help determine a range of action plans for companies at various stages in the change process.

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