Measuring Progress

October 16, 2009
Woman drawing

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation just announced the winners of its 2009 Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Since we 're naturally inclined to look at things with a gendered lens, we were curious about the nature of this list and did a little poking around.

Free Advice from Experts in Your Field

September 25, 2009
Woman handshake

Are you a computing educator or industry professional who wants to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities in your organization?  Do you have questions about what's the right way to do it?  Would you like to discuss your plans and programs one-on-one with an expert social scientist?

In the News

September 16, 2009
Wireless Access Point

This week's news roundup includes several interesting stories from The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Encouraging the Next Generation of Innovators

September 9, 2009
President Obama speech

President Obama spoke to the nation's schoolchildren today to encourage them to stay in school, study hard, and take responsibility for their education (video here, text here.)

Happy Friday

September 4, 2009
Using laptop

Happy Friday, everyone!  Here's a little something to help you get your groove on this weekend.

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Women on Innovation, Women on Technical Conference Panels

July 31, 2009
Women on panel

As program manager for the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance, I get to contact many successful and accomplished women in the tech environment. I love it: it's highly inspiring. It's inspiring to hear their stories, learn about their challenges, see how they choose to overcome them, and know that, as time goes by, more women find themselves a part of this success.

Greetings from NECC 2009!

July 1, 2009
NECC 2009

Greetings from NECC 2009, Partner Booth 0018!

BPC/NCWIT K-12 Outreach Workshop

June 30, 2009

I want to thank all the people that presented and attended the recent NCWIT/BPC K-12 Outreach Workshop in Washington, D.C. this month. From what I hear and what I saw, it was a smashing success. BPC and NCWIT are working hard to get good programs to "where the students are," and I hope this workshop helped us all take a step in that direction.

Update from the NCWIT Meetings

May 21, 2009
NCWT Workshop cover

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
Innovator award image

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