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Alice is designed to make computer programming more accessible and appealing and to "provide the best possible first exposure to programming for students ranging from middle schoolers to college students." Middle-school girls are one specific group to whom Alice is intended to appeal. The site includes a free download of Alice, plus online forums, demonstration videos, and more.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. AAUW's Mission
- AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW's Value Promise
- By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
The aim of the APCWT is to provide a platform to help women advance in IT and through the use of ICT-enabled tools and stimulate them to become leaders in their chosen profession, field and communities.
An internet based women's information service and network in Asia. It is an initiative geared towards developing cooperative approaches and partnerships in increasing access and exploring aplicaiton of new ICTs for women's empowerment. Provides a list of participating organizations in Asia.
Cambridge AWiSE is a regional network for women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in both industry and academia and for women who wish to return to a SET career after a break. We bring together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information and inspiration. We aim to help women stay in SET and make the most of their careers. We provide regular networking opportunities, information through our website and newsletter and access to the MentorSET mentoring scheme.
Cambridge AWiSE members come from all career stages, from Undergraduates to Company Directors and Professors. Although based in Cambridge, we welcome anyone from the Eastern Region (and beyond!).
ACM-W's mission is to celebrate, inform and support women in computing, and work with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women. This includes promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in computer science such as mentoring or role modeling; monitoring the status of women in industrial and academic computing through the gathering of statistics; providing historical information about women's accomplishments and roles in CS; and serving as a repository of information about programs, documents and policies of concern to women in CS.
ACS-W is a community formed to bring together women who have an interest in the ICT industry. This includes women who wish study IT, women who are in the industry, women who are involved in IT as part of their work and women re-entering the industry. ACS-W is not only an information portal for it's members but also a support group that encourages women to reach their IT goals. ACS-W encourages women to choose ICT as the attractive career option through role models and promotions in Universities, schools & to women returning to the workforce or looking to change their career. ACS-W understands the needs of women returning to the workforce and actively lobbies for wider acceptance by employers to provide for their needs.
ACS-S aims to attract and retain female professional members by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking and recognition of their contribution to the ICT community.
AWISE is a national communications umbrella that forms a collaborative voice connecting ICT networks for women. A major goal of AWISE is to run collaborative programs/projects across the nation. Since late 2000 industry bodies and groups actively involved in encouraging females into ICT studies and work have been working through ways to maximise the efforts of all groups.
The most important goal of BinaryGirl.com is to share knowledge with those interested in learning more about technology through an interactive community of women. Our mission is to bring members together so that they may create the ultimate resource for themselves. We will encourage others and give them the support they need to expand their endeavors, whether it be building the perfect PC or starting their own IT business. It is time for women to bridge the gap in the IT industry and realize that they are an invaluable resource.
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership's mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change. Working with girls age 11 - 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, we draw organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science. It features programs, scholarships, virtual mentoring, girl blogs, homework help, research, and resources in a framework that integrates pop culture, science, and learning. Sections for mentors, teachers, and stakeholders interested in gender equity are included. The site draws more than 30,000 individual visitors monthly, receives more than 12 million hits a year, and serves a growing member database of 12,500+ users from 70 countries across the globe.
The BCS Specialist Group that provides networking opportunities for all BCS professional women working in IT around the world.
The Group's main objective is to provide support for female IT professionals, as well as mentoring and encouraging girls/women to enter IT as a career.
Promoting women in science, engineering, trades and technology, and celebrating their contributions to these fields.
CWC raises the profile of women working in the communications field through a number of benefits, services, awards and internships, a national mentoring program, local and national events, professional development, high-profile initiatives like the Women on Boards program and through strong partnerships with government agencies, industry corporations and other associations.
Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) is a connected organization that provides women in technology with knowledge and passion, allowing them to advance in their careers and businesses and grow the organizations they participate in. CanWIT does this through mentoring, networking, professional development and advocacy.
An interactive, online activity where users learn about female IT role models and create a scrapbook of their journey. Available in English, Spanish and French.
CodeChix - cool developers and brainy chicks meeting face-to-face and gadget-to-gadget in a non-alpha, language/os agnostic, supportive environment and creating great things.
This is a group for women only. However, we are happy to have men come and support us by speaking about technical topics, sharing programming know-how and being supportive of us in all that we do.
Our motto: "May the code be with you…"
Our Main Goals:
- Monthly hacking sessions - face-to-face and mentoring with experienced techies
- Monthly informal get-togethers to discuss tech issues and projects
- Programming/problem solving in a non-alpha, supportive environment
- Working side-by-side on projects with other women and building great relationships on a personal level
- Speaker series with prominent proponents of code and all things code-related
- Education through workshops, seminars, outings
- Spreading the word and support to other geographical locations for local CodeChix chapters
The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels. CRA-W is an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.
In addition to increasing the number of women involved, we also seek to increase the degree of success they experience and to provide a forum for addressing problems that often fall disproportionately within women's domain.
The Computer Science Women's Network (CSWN) is an organization at Purdue University consisting of people (both students and staff) who are dedicated to helping women in the computer science (CS) field. The leadership team that organizes most activities is made up of students who want to reach out and help all of the women in CS.
DevChix is an international group of female programmers working to make the tech community a better place for everyone.
Digital Divas is a single-sex elective offered to female Year 8 students at Brentwood Secondary School in Glen Waverley, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. First trialled in 2008, the program continued this year, and has been over-subscribed by girls wanting to enrol. The program involves four 48-minute teaching periods each week over one semester.
Digital Eve Japan is an international organization of women interested in computing, the internet and digital lifestyles and is based in Tokyo with members throughout Japan. Our members are Japanese and foreign women living in Japan who span a wide range of ages, technical backgrounds, and lifestyles. Many of our members work in technology-related jobs, such as web designers/producers, programmers, videographers, technical writers, project managers and recruiters, or are seeking jobs in the field.
Dot Diva's mission is to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls. Our nationwide survey revealed that not only do the majority of girls think of computing as "boring" and "hard," but they believe it fails to deliver two crucial benefits: "working with others" and "making a difference in other people's lives." Our ultimate goal is to transform this negative perception.
The EngineerGirlwebsite is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The EngineerGirl website is part of an NAE project to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to all people at any age, but particularly to women and girls.
The EngineerGirl website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). It grew out of the work of the Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce, and was launched in February of 2001. The EngineerGirl website is part of an NAE project to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to all people at any age, but particularly to women and girls.
The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a European multi-stakeholder partnership representing high-level expertise in women and technology development from government, business, academia and non-profit sectors supporting regional innovation through leveraging resources, research, best practices and services.
The European Directory of Women and ICT has been developed upon the initiative and with the support of the European Commission’s DG Information Society and Media, Directorate C: Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society, C1 Lisbon Strategy and i2010.
The European Directory is the Meeting-place for Women in ICT in Europe - a new ecospace for all stakeholders (public, private, academia, NGOs, networks, clusters, projects and individual users) interested in measurably and significantly increasing the number of girls and women in the knowledge based economy in general and in ICT in specific.
The European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL) is a platform for professional and dynamic women working at the European level that provides the opportunity of exchanging ideas and best practices.
Executive Women in Wireless brings senior executives from the wireless industry together to network, share information and ideas and develop relationships that can be helpful in their professional lives. By limiting membership to senior level women (C-level, VPs and directors), we offer a forum that allows for a professional and personal network of peers who can interact about similar issues and concerns in a non-competitive environment.
We celebrate the role of women in wireless technology, and seek to provide an organization that helps other women to take even more significant and visible roles within our industry. We encourage you to use this forum to network, share ideas about industry issues, career opportunities or help connect organizations and companies with mutually beneficial business opportunities.
FITT is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and is also sponsored by Telstra. FITT is led by a voluntary Steering Committee of 16 women. FITT's objectives are to:
- Encourage more women into the ICT industry
- Inspire women in the industry to achieve their personal aspirations and potential
- Assist women to broaden their understanding of the ICT industry
- Facilitate networking opportunities
Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) is a pioneering nonprofit organization committed to empowering women through technology. We believe that women can move at par with men in making and using technology and that women can truly feel empowered only when the perceived technological divide has been bridged.
Our mission should we choose to accept it:
- To break down old fashioned social stereotypes.
- To identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology.
- To encourage and nurture those interested in technology.
- To work with local schools, colleges and universities to encourage more women into the technology industry.
- To support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and the solutions.
- To include men, women and children in this journey…. and not exclude men from Girl Geek Dinner Events
- The format of the events is usually an informal, buffet dinner style with finger foods and wine as well as soft drinks for those who are driving. We have a speaker or three on a subject of choice either based on a technical subject area or business area, or even on women and tech issues (such as mentoring).
The GEMS club has been in existence since 1994 to expose 5th and 6th grade girls to the fun and wonder of math, science, and technology. The web site offers information about the club's activities and history, instructions for starting a similar club, tips for adults, and links to related sites for girls.
Girls in Tech NYC is an organization focused on women's innovative and entrepreneurial achievements in technology
The NYC chapter of Girls in Tech engages the diverse and talented women in New York City and its surrounding areas. As a social network enterprise whose focus is to empower women in technology, giving each an influential voice we provide crucial avenues to partner and participate in the thriving communities in NYC. With the increasing importance of technology and its convergence with other professions, the opportunity to educate, celebrate, and support innovative industries, peoples, and initiatives is clear. The influential women of Girls in Tech share their passion, skills and experience with one another, we elevate and participate in a global conversation with our partner communities, and our events and programs reflect the collective power of the Global GIT network.
Girls in Tech Oz is a social network for people interested in supporting women who are interested in technology, focused on connecting, educating and empowering each other. We do this by holding casual meetups and mixers, helping out with area conferences and tech events, and taking on key community projects, like Laptops for Ladies.
Girls in Tech is a global social network enterprise. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women interested in technology.
Girls in Tech’ (GIT) is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology sector.
Girls Go Tech is designed to encourage girls' interest in science, math, and technology. It includes interactive information about careers, biographies of accomplished women in science, math, and technology, brief information about HTML and web design, and some online games.
Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Girlstart is one of the few community-based informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K–12 girls in STEM. Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage postsecondary aspirations and persistence in the STEM pipeline among women and other under-represented groups, and develop a diverse STEM workforce for the 21st century.
Tech products for girls. Since 1999 Girl Tech® has been committed to creating real electronic products for girls ages 8-12. These products are relevant to today's tech savvy girls, they entertain trend setters with cool features, they are authentic in look and play, and they fit the lifestyle of today's on the move tweens.
The purpose of the GTWN is to provide a forum for executive women active in telecommunications to get together and "network"; to provide a role model to younger women managers active in telecommunications; and to contribute to the evolving global information society in a positive manner.
GWIIN was established in 1998 with initial events held in London & Singapore and has created a global platform highlighting women’s invention and innovation.
Working with Government departments, leading industry experts, voluntary organisations, private sector enterprises and educational institutions, GWIIN continues to find effective ways of bringing information and support to assist inventive and innovative women to achieve significant growth in their businesses.
The last years of secondary school are important for thinking about what careers students can consider. The GoGirl-Go for IT program presents an opportunity in a single day session to experience the incredible range of vocational avenues that are available in IT. This program is held every two years and the next event will be in 2012. At GoGirl-Go for IT students in year 9-12 will hear from and have the opportunity to talk to talented young role models who are living their dream career in IT. There will be access to a wealth of information that will assist your students in making informed IT career decisions. The day also includes a series of interactive presentations, a tradeshow where girls can talk in person to companies as well as lunchtime entertainment.
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an inter-disciplinary society of scientists who encourage and support women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration careers, personal goals, and society's needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration. Our mission is to advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research through grants, awards, and fellowships.
Green Light for Girls is a Brussels-based, international NGO promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to girls of all ages and backgrounds. It organizes events for girls 11-15 to interest them in science and technology in Africa, Europe and the United States .
KDE-Women is about building a community of female KDE contributors and users.We are here to help increase the number of women in Open Source and to support each other. KDE is a friendly and open community and one of the Open Source projects with the highest rate of female contributors.
Information Age Education (IAE) works to improve the informal and formal education of people of all ages throughout the world. IAE was created and funded by David Moursund. A number of people contribute their time and expertise in developing materials that are made available free in the various IAE publications.
IFUW is an international network linking women graduates from all cultures, all fields of study, all professions and all generations. Our 75 national affiliates and members are present in more than 120 countries.
Today our mission is to:
- promote lifelong education for women and girls; promote international cooperation, friendship, peace and respect for human rights for all, irrespective of their gender, age, race, nationality, religion, political opinion, gender and sexual orientation or other status; advocate for the advancement of the status of women and girls; and
- encourage and enable women and girls to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in all forms of public and private life.
We provide a global voice for women graduates, working for the adoption and implementation of international agreements that will protect and benefit all women and girls.
Latinas in Computing is a community created by and for the Latinas in computing with a mission of promoting their representation and success in computing-related fields. Latinas in Computing established as its first goal to define key strategies to promote leadership and professional development among the current and next generations of Latinas in technology.
LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers.
The purpose of MIT SWE is to:
- To educate members about career choices in engineering and promote community between professionals and students, including through alumni
- To inspire younger generations about engineering, encourage the notion of diversity in engineering, and determine and advocate for the needs of women engineers at MIT
- To build community at MIT SWE, bridge a relationship with local and national sections, and record and disseminate the culture, history, and events of MIT SWE
MentorNet is a web-based e-mentoring program. Every year we match thousands of students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.
To further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of dynamic , technology-supported mentoring network.
To advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce.
NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a 501(c)(3)* coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing. NCWIT believes that greater diversity will create a larger and more competitive workforce, and promote the design of technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves. NCWIT focuses on improving diversity across the entire spectrum: K-12 through college education, and on to academic, corporate and entrepreneurial careers.
OWSD, formerly TWOWS. is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.
GirlGeeks is an online community for women and girls interested in technology and computing.
PHPWomen is a user group specifically targeted toward the women in the PHP world. We do not wish to exclude men – rather to encourage women. They are not mutually exclusive after all.
- Our aim is to provide a network of support and mentorship to women, help women become more involved with PHP, increase our numbers at conferences as speakers and attendees, and provide a “female friendly” and professional atmosphere.
PyLadies is an international group of women who use and love the Python programming language. If you're a lady and you love the Python programming language, then welcome. You're a PyLady. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.
San Francisco Women on the Web (SF WoW) is a non-profit organization formed to serve, educate, and empower women in technology through professional development, support, and diverse networking opportunities in the San Francisco area.
In partnership with TPT National Productions, SciGirls is a groundbreaking new TV show and interactive Web site that will transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The empowering series has the right formula to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with an engaging combination of actual girls exploring real-world science and math alongside successful female mentors in the field.
Science Sisters is a growing network of mums (and dads) with scientific, technical or engineering experience and/or interests who are starting to take their knowledge and skills back to school. Some are qualified scientists and engineers, some are studying, on a career break, working part-time to fit school hours or just fascinated by science and technology
She Started It is a documentary on women tech founders in the US and Europe that aims to highlight successful role models for young women, to encourage more girls towards entrepreneurship in the technology industry.
Shot on location in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, NYC and Europe – the goal has been to reveal the issues why there are still so few women in this field, and highlight the stories of the ones that do exist but who are kept out of the spotlight. A new movement is under way around women in technology and women entrepreneurs and we are documenting its very beginning. She Started It follows the main stories of four young women web entrepreneurs, Thuy, Brienne, Stacey & Agathe, as well as featuring veteran experts and role models who give perspective on the issues and share their stories.
Systers’ is a forum for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The list has over 3,000 members in at least 54 countries around the world. We welcome technical women of all ages and at any stage of their studies or careers to participate.
Tech girls are chic (not geek) a fun new book presenting the diversity of IT careers
The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, trades, technical and technology related occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options in these fields. Techsploration is a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Community College, Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development Division, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, WITT NS (Women in Trades and Technology), and our founding corporate sponsor, ExxonMobil Canada.
Bringing the power of global business, technology, and education together, TechWomen pairs women in Silicon Valley with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies. Using innovative technologies, cutting-edge content, and social networking tools, TechWomen fosters and develops the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by providing women and girls with the access and opportunity needed to pursue tech-based careers.
AWC is dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the computing professions. Our members include many types of computer professionals, such as programmers, system analysts, operators, technical writers, Internet specialists, trainers and consultants.
The purpose of AWC is to provide opportunities for professional growth through networking and through programs on technical and career-oriented topics. AWC encourages high standards of competence and promotes a professional attitude among its members. We are governed by a board of directors representing all of the local chapters.
The Association for Women in Computing supports and encourages networking both in person and via the internet. AWC encourages the formation of student chapters at colleges and universities.
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
AWIS, The Association of Women in Science, is an organization dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
The Association for Women in Technology is a non-profit organization dedicated to empower women in all fields of technology. AWT facilitates networking and career development through informal and professional events. AWT also supports a Charitable Foundation to provide scholarships for women in Southern California.
Based in Orange County, and also serving women of Greater Los Angeles and San Diego, AWT holds events every other month which include, four quarterly technology forums and two fundraising events per year, attracting women in every area of technology, from those just entering the field, to senior management and technology innovators.
The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Dec. 2009 with the mission to develop resources and take action to recruit, retain and advance women in SETT. The Centre will achieve its mission by developing and disseminating through collaboration and partnerships, the tools and expertise useful to women, industry, government, unions, educational institutions, and women in SETT organizations.
The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in creating technology and in engineering and information technology fields. CWIT efforts begin with nurturing a strong group of Scholars, grow to building community resources for other women in these majors, extend to fostering a healthy gender climate and ITE pedagogy in College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) departments, and finally expand into outreach efforts to increase interest in technical careers. A successful program for female-friendly engineering and information technology education at UMBC will help make UMBC a destination for women (and men) interested in technical careers and serve as a national model for other universities.
DC Web Women is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the DC area. Our members are professional women, students and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of Web Design, Web Development, Computer Science, IT, Graphic Design, Web Content, Blogging, Multimedia, Marketing, e-Marketing, SEO, Web Analytics, and Social Media. DCWW is committed to the support and advocacy of girls and women in technology by providing a community in which they can develop, nurture, and promote their leadership, technical and professional skills.
The European Platform of Women Scientists AISBL is an international non-profit organisation that represents the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations of more than 12.000 women scientists in Europe and beyond.
Since its inception in 2005, more than 100 networks of women scientists and organisations promoting women in science from 40 countries have joined the Platform, working for the promotion of equal opportunities in the research fields of all scientific disciplines and aiming to give women scientists a voice in European research policy.
The Immigrating Women in Science Project (IWIS) is for you if you are looking for a network of women, both locally and internationally trained, who are currently working in science, engineering and technology.
The IWIS program was created by the Society for Women in Science and Technology. Its aim is to support immigrating professional women in science, engineering and technology. While many women are able to find resources for basic job search skills, language and settlement issues, IWIS’s mission is to address a need for the development of a community for immigrant women in science where they can share their experience, seek advice and broaden their network.
IWIS’s main focus is hosting events that bring women together to share experiences and learn relevant skills.
INWES, the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, is a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 250 000 members from 60 countries worldwide. INWES is a not-for-profit corporation run by a Board of Directors made up of twelve Directors representing organizations, three for corporate members and three for individual members. INWES created the web site to share information, knowledge, and ideas that can provide a significant voice, for women around the world, a voice that is heard by mainstream mainstream science and engineering on issues such as the environment, sustainable development, gender equity, and many other critical issues. Another goal is to state clearly and consistently our position and views in a united effort.
The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is a non-profit association established in 1981. Our mission is to promote, encourage and empower women and girls in science, engineering and technology.
- To promote public awareness of the opportunities for women in science, engineering and technology by providing information and resources which aim to influence public policy and present positive messages about women’s achievements and potential in this area.
- To encourage the full participation of girls and women in all aspects of science, engineering and technology education, through the provision of programs and activities which are developed and implemented in partnership with relevant community members.
- To increase the representation, retention and status of women in the science, engineering and technology workplace by providing networking and mentoring opportunities and advocating for women-friendly workplaces and education policies.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
The Victorian ICT for Women Network is an industry-driven initiative which aims to facilitate entry, retention and progression for women working in ICT.
It was established in response to a growing acknowledgement by government and the industry of the declining number of women entering the industry as well as the impact of current low participation levels on the skills base of ICT in Victoria. The Network represents a real desire by government, corporates and vendors to 'invest in action' to address the skills gap and lack of interest in pursuing ICT careers by increasing awareness of the diversity of ICT roles.
The Network is a critical link between government, business, the education sector and other industry associations to collaborate on, and influence the direction of ICT in Victoria.
WIC’s mission as a Canberra based, non-profit organisation is to ”bring people together to champion women in Information and Communication.” In order to meet this mission, the organisation has 5 strategies targeted towards those who support women in this industry. They include:
- To provide events where women in the information and communication industry can network for mutual benefit
- To inspire women in this industry to take their careers to new heights
- To publicly recognise and promote the talents and contributions of WIC members
- To provide a range of activities to increase the participation of women in the information and communication industries
To have fun!
The Women in Technology (WIT) Project, at Vermont Technical College, is committed to encouraging young women in middle school and high school to study math, science and technology and to explore opportunities for careers in these fields. Through our Summer Technology Camps, Speakers Bureau, and many other programs, we help girls, parents and teachers dispel stereotypes and overcome barriers to girls' educational and career success.
The Women in Technology Project is a statewide workforce development initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board, funded in part through grants from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Agriculture and Education. Our mission is to build and strengthen the education to workforce pipeline by encouraging girls, women and other underrepresented groups into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The women of NASA interactive project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers in math, science, and technology. Teaching guides are provided to supplement this material into classroom curriculums.
The Women@SCS mission is to create, encourage, and support academic, social, and professional opportunities for women in computer science and to promote the breadth of the field and its diverse community.
Ubuntu-Women is a team functioning under Ubuntu to provide a platform and encouragement for women to contribute to Ubuntu-Linux, a Debian based free and open-source GNU/Linux software. Our main role will be along the lines of supplementing and being the stepping stone toward the larger Ubuntu-Linux world. Membership is open to all.
WE, WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY, NEED TO SHOW OUR FACES TO THE WORLD. There are numerous women today who are victorious in their fields through the use of technology, but their success stories are unheard of. Through the medium of this campaign, we wish to bring out many such women and set examples for others to follow suit. We intend to highlight women in technology within India to the rest of the world. We call out to all women working in technical fields, using technology in their work or who have made / are making innovations using technology to tell their stories.
Webgrrls International is an online and offline networking organization of professional business women focused on propelling their careers and businesses forward.
We focus on networking and connecting with others, leveraging and learning about technology, learning new skills and finding jobs, finding mentors and interns, and gaining access to support and information.
Webgrrls' mission is to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world through networking, exchanging job and business leads, and teaching new skills.
WIGSAT is a consulting group which promotes innovation, science and technology strategies that enable women, especially those living in developing countries, to actively participate in technology and innovation for development.
Wired Woman is a Canadian registered non-profit society with a mission to encourage women to explore opportunities, build successful careers, and become a driving force in science, technology and new media.
We achieve our mission by establishing a strong network of national volunteers who design, develop and deliver monthly programs to members and the community at-large. These programs are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors leading activities in Toronto and Vancouver, and the corporate sponsors who partner with us. Programs and activities support the three goals of the society: networking, education and mentoring.
Our vision is to empower women in the science, technology and new media fields by providing opportunities to network, grow and share through quality one-on-one mentoring.
The mission of WISE (Women in to Science and Engineering) is to increase the gender balance in the UK’s STEM workforce, pushing the presence of female employees from 13% as it stands now, to 30% by 2020. The services are designed to build and sustain the pipeline of female talent in STEM from classroom to boardroom, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth.
WiTEC was formed as a network in 1988 and after more than ten years of networking and project activities related to women and SET, established itself as a non-profit European association in May 2001.
WiTEC has the following aims at European level:
- To increase the number of girls and women studying SET subjects and to help them progress to related careers
- To develop women's technical and entrepreneurial skills through training initiatives and projects
- To create information exchanges and networking opportunities for women in SET
- To promote and support research into areas relating to women in SET
- To support initiatives to promote the Gender Mainstreaming Policy
- To promote regional, national and international awareness and interest in this field
"Women are I.T." is an organisation providing a framework upon which women in Information Technology can extend their network and expand their knowledge in an environment that encourages open conversation and debate. We want to encourage women to choose I.T. as a career and raise the status of women in Australian business, in the I.T. industry in particular.
WEST, Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology, Inc., is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to create an environment inspiring women scientists and engineers to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and to apply entrepreneurial principles and skills to technological innovation and to a full utilization of their creative potential.
WEST’s goal is to improve the leadership status of women in science and technology by inspiring them to achieve success in their organizations and create positive impact in their communities.
WEST organization provides a forum for women in science and technology industries to network and share information about career advancement and skill development.
Developing women leaders is our mission. As the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in cable and telecommunications, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant change. Since its founding in 1979, WICT has remained steadfast in its resolve to advance the position and influence of women through proven leadership programs and services at both the national and local level.
WICT embraces a spirit of collaboration within its organization and throughout the industry. We partner with cable and telecommunications industry leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and challenge these companies to create professional advancement opportunities for women.
WiCS is a student organization within Stanford University . Our purpose is to support and promote women in Computer Science by encouraging discussion and raising awareness of the issues they face. WiCS serves to bring together women who share common interests, concerns, and ambitions, both in- and outside of the CS context. At WiCS we hope to achieve three broad goals:
- Raise awareness about issues faced by women in Computer Science.
- Provide aspiring computer science professionals with tools to compete.
- Encourage more women to pursue Computer Science, as it is fun!
- Most of all we wish to build a community of women who enjoy Computer Science and to provide an outlet for women to share and receive advice or simply discuss what is going on in the field.
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is a national not-for-profit organization with over 600 members from engineering schools, small businesses, Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations. WEPAN works to transform culture in engineering education to attract, retain, and graduate women. With a clear focus on research-based issues and solutions, WEPAN helps its members develop a highly prepared, diverse engineering workforce for tomorrow.
Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.
WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry.
Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support.
Women in ITM is a student run association that is committed to the advancement of women who would like to pursue a career in Information Technology Management. Our goal is to foster a sense of leadership, and support both the social and academic realm for women in ITM at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Information TechnologyManagement. We organize social and academic students for the students at TRSITM and also other students at TRSM.
- Promote and help providing education in all branches of science to women and girls in need, and to make it accessible throughout the improvement of the quality and
- equality of education.
- Encourage and support constructive social and scientific research and women
- Organize scientific, educational, ethical, artistic, and economical programs worldwide for various communities and institutions that will improve the situation of women in science.
- Campaign for international change in the women in science policies through
- communicating and co-operating with national and international governmental & non-
- governmental organizations.
- Educate families, societies, and policymakers on the urgent need to promote woman in science as great human resources.
At womenintechnology.co.uk we are committed to increasing the number of women working and achieving in the UK’s technology profession.
We provide the following:
- A complete recruitment service
- A dedicated online IT job board
- Host networking events
- Personal development and career orientated training courses
WITS (Women in technology and science) is an independent, non-profit organisation to actively promote women in technology and science across the island of Ireland. Women in Technology and Science (WITS) is an active forum for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Now in its 21st year, WITS has a proven track record in delivering initiatives that improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM roles. WITS is also a strong advocate for celebrating the past and current successes of women in STEM.
Women in Technology (WiT) is one of Queensland's most respected and active technology industry associations and a peak body for women in the technology industry in Queensland developing a sustainable and growing network of members, sponsors, supporters. WiT aims to promote the achievements of women in the technology industries via relevant events, programs, awards and networks that also provide opportunities for WiT members to grow and develop their skills.
WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.
- Provide a platform of connections, resources and opportunities
- Transform corporate and media perceptions of women
- Create a pipeline of women to fill leadership positions in corporate America
- Demonstrate that advancing women directly contributes to the prosperity of all
- Influence top leaders in government, academia and industry to recognize the purchasing power of women
- Encourage girls and young women to choose business and technology careers
WiTT was founded in November 2001 by a group of women executives all working in the communications and technology industries in the UK. These women realised that often they were the only woman in their organisation at a senior level and they set up WiTT to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to share experiences.
Aims & Objectives
- To network and meet other women who share a common interest in the telecommunications and technology industries.
- To educate members on current and future trends in the industry.
- To provide guidance and mentoring through the exploration of real-life career paths.
To share ideas about how to operate in the current work environment.
Women in Telecommunications is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to education and networking. We are a group of professional women and men from all facets of the communications industry. Wo-men in Telecom is dedicated to creating an ethical, innovative, and diverse telecommunications industry where all can excel.
We endeavor to fulfill our mission by hosting a regular speaker series that focuses on key topics in communications and hosting other networking events. The typical format is that we gather for an evening of networking and discussion on topics of interest to the communications industry.
The mission of Women in Wireless is to empower and develop female leaders in mobile & digital media.
WITT is a European network working in the field of Gender, Transformation, and Information and Communication Technologies. WITT envisions Europe as a place of real democracy in power where genders are completely equal, and women are recognised as driving force of the continent and their inputs to the society are highlighted.
Womensphere is a global community of leaders, organizations and companies, aligned by the shared purpose of unleashing women's potential
Women Who Tech organizes the Annual Telesummit for Women In Technology, and provides an online platform to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change
Women’sNet is a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We provide training and facilitate content dissemination and creation that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use.
As a vibrant sustainable non-profit society, in order to increase the number of women in Yukon trades and technology jobs, we:
- Educate -about the viability of trades and technology opportunties for women;
- Recruit -by finding women and employers who would be successful together;
- Support -potential and present trades women.