About the National Center for Women & Information Technology

“The critical need to increase diversity in computing is driven by business and human issues that affect us all, and we all stand to benefit from changing or expanding existing norms,” says NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders.

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 convenes, equips, and unites more than 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation, NCWIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that creates a far greater impact than if institutions acted alone.


NCWIT leverages the skills and experiences of professionals with diverse backgrounds to further their mission and make sustainable change.

Organizations can join an Alliance to gain access to exclusive benefits and to mobilize year round alongside change leaders nationwide who are working together to create lasting impact.
With the generous financial backing of several supporters, NCWIT is able to provide research-based resources, services, and programs throughout the entire computing ecosystem on a national scale.
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