NCWIT Summit on Women and IT
May 20, 2013 to May 22, 2013
Thank you for attending the 2013 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: May 20 - 22, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. Please visit the Archive page for slides, video, and notes.
The NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing is the pre-eminent destination for learning about leading-edge research on curriculum, outreach, recruitment, retention, and advocacy efforts across the entire CS and IT pipeline. This annual event brings together leaders, change agents, and stakeholders to focus on research-driven practices that strengthen the computing workforce and promote technology innovation by increasing the participation of girls and women.
Please join us in thanking our Investment Partner Turner Broadcasting System, who livestreamed video for the plenaries and select workshops during the conference.
Assistant Dean, Diversity and EducationIndiana University
Maureen has more than 30 years of experience working with college students, faculty, and professionals in the areas of student retention, leadership, teams, diversity, and broadening participation in computing.
Program Officer, CISE Broadening Participation in ComputingNational Science Foundation
Since 2004, Jan Cuny has been the Program Officer for the CISE Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program at the National Science Foundation.
DirectorCenter for Gender in Organizations (CGO)
Patricia H. Deyton is the Director of the Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO), the internationally recognized research arm of the Simmons School of Management addressing gender, diversity and organizational effectiveness.
Lewis and Virginia Eaton ProfessorStanford University
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success.
Lead Exercise DeveloperKhan Academy
Ben Eater is the Lead Exercise Developer at Khan Academy, a non-profit education platform dedicated to providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Associate Professor of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
David Evans has taught two large open courses for Udacity, including an introductory Computer Science course that enrolled more than 265,000 students from over 180 countries, ranging in age from six months to 88 years, from truck drivers to neurosurgeons, chefs, and math professors.
Executive DirectorIntel Foundation
Wendy Hawkins is Executive Director of the Intel Foundation.
Associate Professor, Computer ScienceTennessee Tech University
Martha Kosa has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Technological University since 1993.
Associate Professor of Information Sciences & TechnologyPennsylvania State University
Lynette Kvasny received her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. Her research focuses on how and why historically underserved groups appropriate information and communication technologies.
Director of STEM policy and Strategic InitiativesUniversity of Chicago Urban Education Institute
Michael Lach is the Director of STEM policy and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute.
CEO and FounderPiazza
Pooja (Nath) Sankar is the founder and CEO of Piazza, the leading social learning platform for students and teachers in higher education.
Jean E. Sammet is a retired computer scientist and programmer who is best-known for her work on FORMAC, the first widely used general language and system for manipulating nonnumeric algebraic expressions.
Michael G Schwern is a veteran Perl and Open Source Software developer who speaks at conferences on subjects such as software testing, geek socialization, and using toys to teach advanced computer science concepts. His testing and infrastructure software is used by thousands of companies, quietly saving millions by identifying bugs before they become problems.
Associate ProfessorUSC Annenberg
Stacy L. Smith's research focuses on children's responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eileen, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led the Motorola Foundation in its mission to benefit the communities in which it operates around the world, by making strategic grants, forging strong partnerships, fostering innovation, and engaging stakeholders.
Professor, Computer Science; Department Head, EngineeringTexas A&M University
Dr. Valerie Taylor is the holder of the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professorship and is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. She was designated as a Regents Professor for 2011-12 by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents in November of this year.
Provost Professor of Psychology and BusinessUniversity of Southern California
Wendy Wood received her B.S. from the University of Illinois and her M.A. and Ph.D. (in 1980) in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California.
Senior Director of Systems EngineeringCisco
Mike Younkers, Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco’s US Federal team, directs teams of system engineers to support a $2B business in civilian, defense and intelligence areas. He has 20 years of experience designing, deploying and maintaining large-scale enterprise and wide area networks for the US intelligence community. Prior to Cisco, Mike worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as a Network Engineer and Cooperative Education Trainee.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Associate DeanTrinity College at Duke University
Jeff Forbes is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and an Associate Dean of Trinity College at Duke University. He received his BS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. From 2011-2014, he served as a Program Director for the Education & Workforce program in the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (NSF CISE), managing programs that address the critical and complex issues of education and broadening participation in computing.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerTime Inc.
Colin Bodell was named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Time Inc. in January 2014. Previously, Bodell served as Vice President of Amazon’s Digital Store Platform, where he led the organization responsible for the Kindle book, periodical, and magazine store, as well as the technology that supports Amazon digital content across web, Kindle and third-party devices.
Senior Vice President, Global Program Lead for Women in Technology & OperationsBank of America
Amy Gurley is the global program lead for Bank of America’s Women in Technology and Operations (WIT&O) advocacy group. WIT&O is a community of 18 chapters with over 3400 members in the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The WIT&O mission is to attract, develop and retain female talent in technology and operations at Bank of America. Amy has spent her career working alongside technologists to lead and sustain people-related change. With a B.S. from Wofford College and a M.A.
Director of Education and University Relations
Maggie Johnson is Director of Education and University Relations for Google. She manages technical training and leadership development programs for Google engineers and operations staff, the information management and technical writing teams, as well as Google's educational outreach efforts. She also manages the university relations area, building strategic partnerships with faculty and labs globally. Prior to Google, Maggie was a faculty member and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University.