Why Join: NCWIT Programs

Cultivating an environment of diversity and inclusion is a journey with no end. But where does it begin? NCWIT’s programs help education and business organizations begin their momentum of change. Data-driven, evidence-based approaches bring more voices to an inclusive table, put people on proven paths, and move entire communities toward measurable success.

Corporate

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Pacesetters Program

Call it our living lab for diversity and inclusion. Through Pacesetters, committed corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic leaders work together across organizational boundaries to find exciting answers to seemingly unsolvable challenges.

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Pioneer in Tech Award

For decades women having been leading the way in technical innovations. But too often they have gone unnoticed. The Pioneer in Tech award recognizes technical women for their lifetime achievements and contributions.

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Sit With Me

The iconic Sit With Me red chair represents more seats, more voices, and more ideas at inclusion’s bigger table. In events attended by both men and women, technical and nontechnical, Sit With Me celebrates women’s invaluable contributions to technology innovation.

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Aspirations in Computing

Technology too often has a culture of invisibility, otherness, self-doubt, and closed doors. Our Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program’s exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, and community turn barriers into possibilities by building women’s leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills. High school students can participate in the annual local awards program and college students studying computing can join the Community directly. Faculty and employees can volunteer, and businesses can offer internships and jobs.

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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.

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TECHNOLOchicas

TECHNOLOchicas promotes Latinas’ efforts to turn their technology career experiences and diverse backgrounds into tools of inspiration for K–12 girls. Latina technology professionals prove what’s possible in computing, revealing the untapped potential revealing changes in the economic outlook of individuals and entire communities.

k-12

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Counselors for Computing (C4C)

Counselors are indispensable influencers, encouragers, and guides. Counselors for Computing (C4C) resources and workshops give professional school counselors the tools to help students bring their interests and passions to technology-based career pathways.

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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.

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Aspirations in Computing

Technology too often has a culture of invisibility, otherness, self-doubt, and closed doors. Our Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program’s exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, and community turn barriers into possibilities by building women’s leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills. High school students can participate in the annual local awards program and college students studying computing can join the Community directly. Faculty and employees can volunteer, and businesses can offer internships and jobs.

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Pioneer in Tech Award

For decades women having been leading the way in technical innovations. But too often they have gone unnoticed. The Pioneer in Tech award recognizes technical women for their lifetime achievements and contributions.

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TECHNOLOchicas

TECHNOLOchicas promotes Latinas’ efforts to turn their technology career experiences and diverse backgrounds into tools of inspiration for K–12 girls. Latina technology professionals prove what’s possible in computing, revealing the untapped potential revealing changes in the economic outlook of individuals and entire communities.

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AspireIT: A K-12 Education Initiative for Girls

NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations, and its impact is undeniable.

Post-Secondary

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NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards

Faculty are making a difference in their introductory computer science classrooms through excellent and engaging curriculum. The NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards recognize those who are contributing the best of the best to the EngageCSEdu collection.

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NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

Individual faculty mentors can play a key role in the educational experiences of undergraduates. The NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring (URM) Award recognizes faculty for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

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NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin made outstanding research, graduate mentoring, and diversity contributions. This award was created in their honor and recognizes faculty members who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields at both a local and national level.

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TECHNOLOchicas

TECHNOLOchicas promotes Latinas’ efforts to turn their technology career experiences and diverse backgrounds into tools of inspiration for K–12 girls. Latina technology professionals prove what’s possible in computing, revealing the untapped potential revealing changes in the economic outlook of individuals and entire communities.

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NCWIT & ACM-W Student Seed Fund

Since 2011, the NCWIT Student Seed Fund has invested $316,250 in more than 157 student-run programs for women in computing at AA member institutions nationwide. Programs have included programming workshops, tech summits, peer mentoring and support, professional training, after-school programs, and the creation of multimedia materials — all aimed at increasing recruitment and retention of women and other underrepresented groups in computing.

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EngageCSEdu

Foster diversity in introductory computer science courses with quality content and engaging pedagogy. Many things influence whether a student chooses to continue to study computer science. A key factor is being exposed to engaging curriculum that is both relevant and meaningful to a student’s life. And the first year courses are some of the most important since they establish a student’s attitudes toward the field and influence whether they will choose CS as a major. Find vetted course materials on EngageCSEdu.

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Extension Services (ES)

Extension Services (ES) consultants help academic computing departments build consensus and action from the inside out—customized practices for reimagining strategic recruitment, retention, and evaluation that change what’s possible and create a momentum of enthusiasm for long-term change.

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Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

In partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NCWIT, CRA has launched BPCnet.org, a resource portal designed to amplify the NSF CISE Directorate’s efforts in broadening participation in computing (BPC).

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Pacesetters Program

Call it our living lab for diversity and inclusion. Through Pacesetters, committed corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic leaders work together across organizational boundaries to find exciting answers to seemingly unsolvable challenges.

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Sit With Me

The iconic Sit With Me red chair represents more seats, more voices, and more ideas at inclusion’s bigger table. In events attended by both men and women, technical and nontechnical, Sit With Me celebrates women’s invaluable contributions to technology innovation.

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NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund

Postsecondary institutions looking to develop initiatives to recruit and retain women in computing can apply for funding through the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund It provides start-up funds (up to $10,000 per project) for institutions looking to make lasting change in their communities for women interested in tech.

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NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards

Around the country, postsecondary institutions are making great strides in improving the numbers of women students in computing majors. The NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards recognize the achievements of these outstanding departments.

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Aspirations in Computing

Technology too often has a culture of invisibility, otherness, self-doubt, and closed doors. Our Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program’s exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, and community turn barriers into possibilities by building women’s leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills. High school students can participate in the annual local awards program and college students studying computing can join the Community directly. Faculty and employees can volunteer, and businesses can offer internships and jobs.