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    2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing

    The 2015 NCWIT Summit took place in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on May 19-21, 2015.

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    2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing

    Introducing Flash Tank: It's FlashTalks … in the Shark Tank.

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    2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing

    The agenda was jam-packed! View a full listing of Summit events.

2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

May 19, 2015 to May 21, 2015

The 2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing took place on May 19-21, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Hundreds of change leaders from our community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists received research, ideas, and action items for increasing girls’ and women’s participation in computing.

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Three-day Schedule Highlights

  • Learning from experts. Notable guests and inspirational plenary speakers included Mayim Bialik, PhD, Actress and Activist; Karen Ashcraft, Professor of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder; Benjamin Todd Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital; Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google; and Joan C. Williams, Center for WorkLife Law, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director.
  • Taking action. Empower Hours are interactive sessions that prepare members to take action at the individual, organizational, and community levels. Attendees learned about research and evidence-based practices from experts in the field, as well as from the experiences of your peers and colleagues, and walked away with strategies they can use.
  • Celebrating. Distinguished honorees included the 2015 NCWIT Pioneer Award Winners Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden. We also honored recipients of several academic awards that recognize remarkable mentoring, research, recruiting, and retaining efforts in academia. Additionally, recognized the inaugural winner for the first-ever SET Award for Portrayal of a Woman in Tech!

Introducing Flash Tank: It's FlashTalks … in the Shark Tank.

We gave five members of the NCWIT community five minutes each to give a FlashTalk on new ways that NCWIT can continue to empower you as a change leader for women in technology. If you've ever thought to yourself, "I really wish NCWIT had research on this," or "It'd be awesome if NCWIT ran a campaign focused on this," then this was your opportunity to tell us about that item on your wish list. Learn more!

2015 NCWIT Summit Livestream

We greatly appreciate our Media Partners JupiterReturn, Microsoft, and FabLab for production and making the livestream possible.

 

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