Update from the NCWIT Meetings

May 21, 2009
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I just attended the May Meetings of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). NCWIT is now five years old. The organization has two main goals: to increase the number of girls and women in computing and to make diversity in computing matter to individuals, organizations, and society.

NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

May 8, 2009
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Please join us in congratulating the winner of the first annual NCWIT Symons Innovator Award, Anousheh Ansari.


Update from Washington, D.C.

April 14, 2009
Washington D.C.

Less than one month after being sworn into office, on February 17, President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The bill, an attempt at bipartisanship with mixed results, intends to boost the lagging U.S. economy, create sustainable economic growth, and give the American people confidence they desperately need during the present global financial and economic pandemic.

CS Unplugged at the National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair

April 7, 2009
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While the image of computing often brings to mind someone laboring at a computer, my career in computer science has taught me that computer science is all about ideas.

What Advice Would You Give Mompreneurs?

March 27, 2009
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This is a piece Lucy Sanders guest-posted over at Ask the VC.

Ada Lovelace Day: Recognizing Women in IT

March 24, 2009
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Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day.

Who is Ada Lovelace, you ask, and why does she have a day named after her? Well, it begin with this:

Thanks to My Tech Heroines

March 24, 2009
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Today is Ada Lovelace day, the day we should acknowledge our tech heroines.

So this is to all my heroines: those women who decided to create something new. Something techy and new! Those who found their calling and passion in innovation and feel their lives won't be complete without it. Those who pursue the unknown, face the anxiety, invite the thrill and enjoy the pride that comes with the outcome.

For the ones who decided that moving forward is better than staying in place. For those who are taking us all forward with them.

Entrepreneur? Learn How Technology Can Improve Your Business

March 19, 2009
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If you're a budding entrepreneur or already a business-owner, now is a great time to brush up on your technology know-how and propel your business to the next level.

Go For It! One NCWIT Award Winner Tells Why

March 12, 2009
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NOTE:NCWIT and Bank of America awarded the 2009 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing on Saturday, March 7th, to 32 high-school women from across the country. Elisabeth Morant won her NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing at the Bank of America Celebrating Stars of the Future Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in August 2008.

Blueprint for Tech Summer Camp

March 12, 2009
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The Michigan Council of Women in Technology, using research on when most girls lose interest in technical subjects, has been running a summer technology camp for middle school girls for five years now. The goals of Camp Infinity are to solve these three key issues: