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 initiatives.

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.
Higher Ed

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.

“NCWIT is why I chose to stay in engineering.
The NCWIT Community became my second new family. The resources and information that NCWIT provides to young women throughout the most formative years of their lives have impacted so many. I am so proud to represent the programs that built me.”
“Changing culture takes significant time and effort.
Organizations need someone that has expertise and experience in this area, and NCWIT is well-equipped to guide organizations on what’s necessary and how to do it.”
Tim Reid, IT Director, Qualcomm Incorporated
“I believe we owe much of our success in the last decade to our work with NCWIT.
Since 2008, the number of women declaring computing as their majors has increased more than eight-fold.”
Laura Dillon, Professor Emeritus
Computer Science & Engineering
Michigan State University
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.
Tech Inclusion Journey
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 story.
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

Employ strategic approaches that avoid the typical pitfalls of traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion interventions.

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