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Women hold 57 percent of U.S. professional occupations, but only 26 percent of computing jobs. And, 56 percent of midcareer women leave their private sector technical jobs, which is twice the rate of men. Why? Evidence points to workplace conditions, career inertia, and a lack of access to key creative roles. Workplace cultures and practices have an indisputable influence on the workplaces people choose and their willingness to stay.

Who we are

The NCWIT Workforce Alliance (WA) focuses on making company cultures more inclusive, where every voice is heard and anything is possible. A diverse, inclusive environment enables employees to innovate and do their best work while employers see new dimensions of creativity that positively impact their bottom lines. NCWIT has the research, data, toolkits, and a systematic approach that can help companies of all sizes thrive--whether they be large corporations or small and growing companies, when innovation is critical, executive teams form, and core values are established.

For a printable overview of membership benefits and results, download the WA Information Sheet.

Getting involved

Members gain the tools and a community to inspire culture change, with potential results such as heightened awareness of unconscious bias, men’s increased involvement in change efforts, and progress toward greater public accountability. Set change in motion:

  • Find guidance in applying research-based strategies to mitigate bias in hiring, task assignment, performance evaluation, promotion, and more.
  • Discover opportunities for corporate volunteerism, outreach, and recruitment with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community, the largest network of its kind.
  • Receive exclusive invitations to the annual NCWIT Summit, the renowned annual gathering of computing diversity and inclusion change leaders.
  • Serve on resource committees and project teams to shape the understanding of emergent trends and issues.

Join now. For more information fill out the NCWIT Workforce Alliance membership form.

Alliance Leadership

Catherine Ashcraft, Ph.D.

Director of Research
University of Colorado Boulder

Brad McLain, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
University of Colorado Boulder

Lucy Sanders

CEO and Co-founder
University of Colorado Boulder