Now Streaming: 2017 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

The NCWIT Summit is the world’s largest annual convening of change leaders in key positions for reversing women’s underrepresentation in computing.

Main events are available to watch at

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is holding its annual “NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing” through Wednesday, May 24 in Tucson, Arizona. At this three-day event (, nearly 900 change leaders from the NCWIT community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists focus on improving inclusion and diversity in computing.

The speaker lineup of renowned experts and special guests includes:

  • Emilio J. Castilla, NTU Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ed Finn, Founding Director, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University
  • Daraiha Greene, Multicultural Strategy Lead, CS Education in Media, Google
  • Frances Fox Piven, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Christine Porath, Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Margot Lee Shetterly, Author, “Hidden Figures”
  • Alejandro Villanueva, Executive Director, Televisa Foundation

“Improving diversity and inclusion in technology is a game we cannot afford to lose. Society depends upon tech products and solutions that are as diverse as the populations who use them,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders. “Our work on significantly increasing women’s meaningful participation in computing is far from over, but our expansive team of change leaders are utilizing effective, research-based practices and going for the win.”

Additional headlining presenters include:

  • Mo Fong, Director, CS Education Outreach, Google
  • Jeffrey Forbes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Associate Dean, Trinity College, Duke University
  • Vicki Mealer-Burke, Chief Diversity Officer, Qualcomm
  • Bobby Schnabel, Executive Director and CEO, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Paige Williams, Director, Global Readiness, Microsoft
  • Janice Zdankus, Vice President of Quality, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

View the 2017 NCWIT Summit agenda ( for a listing of all participants.

Plenary events will be streamed live via the NCWIT website (, giving change leaders for women in tech in remote locations access to thought-provoking insights in real time. Videos and presentations will be available following the conclusion of the Summit (

We’d like to give a huge thanks to our Media Partner JupiterReturn for production and making the livestream possible. We are also grateful to 2017 NCWIT Summit Silver Sponsors Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor and Johnson & Johnson, Bronze Sponsor Ernst & Young LLP, as well as Woot Math for providing financial support.


The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at

NCWIT receives significant financial support from Lifetime Partner Apple; Strategic Partners NSF, Microsoft, Bank of America, Google, Intel, and Merck; as well as from Investment Partners Avaya, Pfizer, AT&T, Bloomberg, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Qualcomm. View all of NCWIT’s supporters at


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