Reel WiT Award

The Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award recognizes the best portrayal of leading women in technology from a program (e.g. documentary, tv show, film, YouTube, etc.) who serve as role models for girls and women with computing aspirations while disrupting the stereotypes of female ingenuity in technology fields.

The Reel WiT Award is presented by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Google, and NCWIT.

Congratulations to 2017 Reel WiT Award Winner Allison Schroeder!

Allison Schroeder wrote the screenplay for “Hidden Figures,” which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her history with NASA, math, and science runs deep. Allison worked at NASA throughout her education at Melbourne High School in Florida. (Her grandparents worked there too.) Upon graduating high school in 1997, she studied math at Stanford University, where she pursued her economics degree. After working as a consultant for two years, she went to University of Southern California for her MFA in the Film Production Program.


We honored the 2017 Reel WiT Award winner at the 2017 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT.


Past Reel WiT Award winners include Rey of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and CODEGIRL who were both honored at the 2016 NCWIT Summit.

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