NCWIT relies on engagement from members to develop resources, research projects, and platforms for change through participation on these teams. You will work with other members to develop strategic action plans for creating inclusive cultures, share lessons learned, and advise on development of new NCWIT resources. Teams meet quarterly so the time commitment to serve is not extensive.
Technology too often has a culture of invisibility, otherness, self-doubt, and closed doors. Our Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program’s exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, and community turn barriers into possibilities by building women’s leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills. High school students can participate in the annual local awards program and college students studying computing can join the Community directly. Faculty and employees can volunteer, and businesses can offer internships and jobs.
Entrepreneurial Alliance Research is focused on the organizational culture of technology startups, the causes for the low number of female technology entrepreneurs, and possible interventions to address their lack of participation.
NCWIT Entrepreneurial Toolbox is an interview series designed to promote fundamental skills of entrepreneurship. The series interviews both men and women about a range of topics critical to entrepreneurial success, such as networking, how to procure funding, writing a business plan, and the importance of failure. The series is sponsored by the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance with support from EMC.
Join this team to put theory into action and to learn more about how to create sustainable systemic change in your organization. The team will work together to identify and collaborate on creative strategies in each area of the NCWIT Industry Change Model (pictured here).
The NCWIT Symons Innovator Award promotes women’s participation in information technology and entrepreneurship by honoring an outstanding woman who has successfully built and funded an IT business. By recognizing women IT entrepreneurs, the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award hopes to inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women’s participation in IT innovation and business.
Join this team to help NCWIT generate the new online version of its Tech Inclusion Journey tools, designed to help organizations locate themselves on the inclusive culture landscape. At the 2018 NCWIT Summit, we debuted the GPS assessment in its paper prototype form; it is now being used by several NCWIT member organizations.