NCWIT’s Regional Initiatives bundle research-backed programs and practices to increase the local participation of women and girls in tech fields and careers. To understand local computing ecosystems, and cater content and programming to needs on the ground, NCWIT partners with community stakeholders to build awareness, inspire participation, and connect women to like-minded peers, role models, and opportunities.
National Center for Women & Information Technology
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
is the farthest-reaching network of change leaders focused on advancing innovation by correcting underrepresentation in computing.
NCWIT is a thriving community, leveraging an ecosystem of programs and
Powered by the latest social science research, this community works to increase
the meaningful and influential participation of all girls and women in
computing—at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity,
sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized
identities—from K-12 through career.
Inclusion changes what's possible.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds must be able to access creative
technical roles and meaningfully contribute to innovation. Only then
will the technical products and services of the future be representative
of the populations they serve.
We all stand to benefit from changing or expanding existing norms that are
rooted in overlapping systems of bias.
Groups with greater diversity solve complex problems better and faster than homogenous groups.
Culture isn't something you have, it's something you do.
Counselors for Computing (C4C) is the only professional development program for school counselors in the U.S. focused entirely on computing and inclusion. C4C has trained more than 15,000 school counselors with a potential to reach more than 7 million students.
The Tech Inclusion Journey™ empowers computing organizations to implement
and sustain inclusive, equitable cultures. Initial findings reveal that
88 percent of participants report an improvement in their
ability to create a more inclusive work environment.
Aspirations in Computing
91 percent of existing Aspirations in Computing Community members
report a college major or minor in a science, technology, engineering,
or mathematics (STEM) field.
Sit with me
And have a conversation for change
Sit With Me invites everyone to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your
Girls who have the combined support of parents and teachers are three times more likely to study computer science than girls who don’t have that support.
Only 5% of CTOs in the top 1,000 U.S. companies (by revenue) are women.
Explore Free Resources for Building Inclusive Cultures in Computing
K-12 Change Leaders Start Here
Advocate for more inclusive computing learning experiences. Encourage and inspire students to explore computing pathways that match their interests and abilities.
Higher Ed Change Leaders Start Here
Build consensus for action amongst colleagues, leaders, and advisors to create momentum for measurable, sustainable change within computing departments and institutions.
Workforce Change LEADERS START Here
Employ strategic approaches that avoid the typical pitfalls of traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion interventions.