Level Up with NCWIT

“If you see it, you can become it… that idea, that notion of inspiring people… is a very powerful thing.” ~ Dave Filoni, Executive Producer/Supervising Director, Star Wars Rebels


Both Dave and NCWIT recognize that the media has a profound impact on societal attitudes. By elevating inspirational female characters and real-life women in tech, girls and women can see themselves as innovative heroes in the real world.

For this reason, NCWIT is proud to team up with EA for the launch of an in-game challenge through Play to Give. Beginning June 12, alongside the kick off of EA PLAY, players of Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes are challenged to deploy a squad of some of the most powerful female characters in Star Wars™ against the droids. Completion of the challenge will unlock shards of Princess Leia, Rey, Barriss Offee, and Ahsoka Tano.

Encourage others to level up with NCWIT!

Use the following messaging to encourage others to take the challenge, while creating awareness on the importance of female characters in media.

  • Use these sample tweets:
    • #LevelUp for #womenintech w/ @NCWIT & @EA. Like the #StarWarsGalaxyofHeroes characters, you can save the world! ncwit.org/levelup
    • Ready to level up? @NCWIT teamed up w/ @EA for a special mission, just for you. ncwit.org/levelup #StarWarsGalaxyofHeroes #EAPlay
  • Download this shareable graphic.

In the following 2016 NCWIT Summit video, Dave Filoni presented on the power of storytelling in Hollywood (at the 37-minute mark).


The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 700 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and platforms for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.