Partner with existing groups (company affinity groups, supervisory groups, local community organizations) to offer opportunities that women weren't aware of and to recruit and advance women into computing fields. This may involve efforts to change the image of computing or improving how the organization celebrates women's technical contributions and accomplishments.
Faculty, admissions staff, counselors, parents, mentors, managers, and peers are all powerful influencers of women's decisions to enter or stay in a technical career. Influencing the influencers provides an inflection point for causing them to consider their own biases or perceptions, and helping them encourage more women to pursue technical careers.
At Intel, our Women’s initiative strives to create an environment where women can have meaningful careers as individuals contributors, managers and leaders, and delivers programs to connect, inspire and advance women at Intel. Our female executives are visible, proactive role models who sponsor emerging female leaders through the Extend Our Reach program. The Women at Intel Network (WIN) is an employee resource group with 22 chapters located all over the world and plays a key role in development of women by offering monthly webinars, speaker series and hosts an annual conference and bi-annual global virtual conference. Other successful programs include Command Presence Workshop, Women’s Principal Engineer & Fellows Forum.
The Women’s Initiative partners with Intel Foundation supporting initiatives focused on Women & Girls in STEM. She Will is a focused campaign created by Intel to empower girls and women around the world by fostering equal economic and educational opportunities. Intel Corporation is also the founding strategic partner for the 10x10 global action campaign for girl’s education which recently released the feature-length movie Girl Rising.
Other programs we conduct include robotic competitions where we provide mentors for all-girl teams, science competitions that are open to girls in regions throughout the word, and Intel Math which helps supplement mathematics training for teachers who in turn can help students build confidence in their math skills in the critical elementary years.