Workforce Alliance

The NCWIT Workforce Alliance (WA) focuses on internal corporate culture change to promote more inclusive environments, build stronger technical teams, and enhance technical innovation.

Membership Benefits

In a recent member survey, 91% of WA respondents reported learning new ideas and transforming those ideas into action.

Benefits include:

  • guidance in applying research-based strategies to mitigate bias in systems, such as hiring, task assignment, performance evaluation, and promotion
  • opportunities for corporate volunteerism, outreach, and recruitment with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community, the largest network of its kind that includes more than 7,000 high school and college women nationwide
  • invitations to the annual NCWIT Summit, the world’s largest annual convening of change leaders focused on significantly improving diversity and inclusion in computing
  • continuous access to the latest research, resources, and business-critical data, as well as the opportunity to serve on resource committees and project teams to help NCWIT understand emergent trends and issues most important to change leaders

Membership Results

Workforce Alliance members achieve a wide range of outcomes, including an increased number of female interns and entry-level hires, a heightened awareness and positive reception of programs related to unconscious bias (including general awareness and operationalization of best practices to break down this bias), a growing involvement by men in company change efforts, and progress towards greater public accountability and data transparency.

WA members are also developing innovative new programs, such as alternative pathways to increase mid-career hires (e.g., return-to-work programs that help candidates move from non-tech to tech roles). Many members are also expanding their community outreach and employee volunteerism, resulting in a more diverse K-12 computing educational pipeline.

See the full list of Workforce Alliance members here.

More Information

Download the WA Information Sheet to learn more about member engagement and sponsorship opportunities with NCWIT.

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Alliance Leadership

Judd Woehrle

Male Advocates Work Team Co-chair
USAA

Cameron Fadjo

Male Advocates Work Team Co-chair
Computing Innovation Center (CIC)

Ruha Devanesan

Research Work Team Co-chair
Symantec

Val Wanjura

Research Work Team Co-chair

Jackie Toole

Resources Work Team Co-chair
Carlisle & Gallagher

Catherine Ashcraft

Senior Research Scientist
NCWIT

Brad McLain

Research Scientist
NCWIT

Dori Farah

Director: Workforce & Affinity Alliances
NCWIT

Lucy Sanders

CEO and Co-founder
NCWIT

Renata Colitti O'Day

Resources Work Team Co-chair
Brocade

Meredith Smiley

Corporate Communities Co-chair
Bank of America Women in Technology & Operations

Laura Howland

Corporate Communities Co-chair
Brocade Women in Networking

Dana Vandecoevering