National Action Platforms for Change
NCWIT Pacesetters work together to deliver national action platforms that give other organizations the motivation and infrastructure to mobilize their own change efforts. The 2010 Pacesetters cohort influenced the inception of Sit With Me, a national advocacy campaign that provides a platform to raise the visibility of technical women and acknowledge the valuable contributions of women in computing. Watch this video about Pacesetters in red chairs. The current Pacesetters are working on a new action platform, Transforming Technical Job Ads, an effort to improve outdated and ineffective technical job descriptions and advertisements, using these new NCWIT resources:
- NCWIT Tips for Job Description Analysis
- NCWIT Checklist for Reducing Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions/Advertisements
To learn more about Pacesetters, please contact Jill Ross, Program Director.