Chelsea Clinton to Speak at NCWIT Summit
On Wednesday, May 21st, Chelsea Clinton will speak at the 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing. Clinton will discuss the important role women play in technology as well as the work of the Clinton Foundation initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. After delivering remarks, Chelsea will participate in a Q&A with Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit focused on increasing women’s participation in technology. This year’s Summit acknowledges a decade of leading change in computing and takes place in Newport Beach, California from May 19-21, 2014 (http://www.ncwit.org/summit). The annual NCWIT Summit convenes more than 500 prominent social scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives to learn about groundbreaking research, share ideas, and gain inspiration for taking action in support of women and computing.
Who: Chelsea Clinton
What: 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing
When: NCWIT Summit: May 19th-21st
Clinton to speak: May 21st, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Where: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Live stream: http://www.ncwit.org/summit/livestream.
Space is limited. Media registration is now open and press planning to attend the Summit in person must register in advance by contacting Cheryl Goodman at Social Global Mobile cheryl(at)soglomo(dot)com or Adriane Bradberry at NCWIT adriane(dot)bradberry(at)colorado(dot)edu.
The 2014 NCWIT Summit is being streamed live at http://www.ncwit.org/livestream, provided by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The event is co-hosted by Qualcomm with additional support from Cox Communications, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Rapt Media, and MakerBot. Find out more about the NCWIT Summit content and schedules at http://bit.ly/ncwit-agenda.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT convenes change leaders and equips them with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.
NCWIT receives significant financial support from Strategic Partners NSF, Microsoft, Bank of America, Google, and Intel, as well as from Investment Partners Avaya, Pfizer, Merck, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. Bloomberg, and Hewlett-Packard. View all of NCWIT’s supporters at http://www.ncwit.org/about/supporters
About the Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 6.8 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $100 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world. Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.