NCWIT Conversations for Change

Several weeks ago, NCWIT launched the first-ever NCWIT Conversations for Change: an online thought leadership series. The debut series of events occurred between May 4 and June 4, 2020, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in research-based recommendations and peer-to-peer discussions to further their efforts in creating inclusive cultures for girls and women in computing.

Exhilarating weeks of being in the Zoom where change happened seemed to come and go so quickly! Pause, and rewind the abundance of unforgettable moments that we archived. And, get inspired to continue the conversation online.


Playback Videos

Watch nearly all of the Conversations via YouTube:

"Change Leadership: A Call for Courageous Action"
with Dr. Jane Goodall
"Changing the Narrative About Aging, Tech, and Innovation"
with Janine Vanderburg
"Connecting Generations"
with Ruzena Bajcsy and Eshika Saxena


"Different Kinds of Minds"
with Temple Grandin
"Fostering a Culture of Respect, Inclusion, and Engagement"
with Paul L. Marciano
"Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Discussion"
with Colleen Lewis, Kyla McMullen, and Darryl Yong


"Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society"
with Ruha Benjamin

"Tech Culture Interrupted"
with Lucy Sanders

"The Color of Our Future: Promising Practices and Next Steps"
with Jannie Fernandez; Cheryl Swanier, PhD; and JeffriAnne Wilder, PhD

Keep the Conversation Going Online

  • Join the #NCWITConversations Book Club. Pick up one or more books by several Conversations for Change featured speakers:
  • Show your NCWIT spirit with a special Zoom virtual background. Every meeting (or virtual hangout) can be an opportunity to raise awareness about the need for inclusion in tech. Download your digital #NCWITConversations swag online.
  • Thank someone who has inspired you with a custom eCard, powered by NCWIT. In just a few minutes, you can let peers, educators, supervisors, or others know how much you have appreciated their support of your educational journey or career pathway. Go here to brighten someone’s day:!
  • Check out these NCWIT resources, containing practical and actionable recommendations to further your learning and efforts: 

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