The NCWIT mission is to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. It is important for NCWIT to take an intersectional approach to broadening participation in tech. Intersectionality is a way of thinking that takes into consideration the perspectives and experiences of individuals from underrepresented groups and marginalized populations. Such an approach also includes an increased awareness of diversity and women’s contributions.
In honor of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), NCWIT will celebrate the contributions of black women and girls in computing by hosting a three-part virtual chat: “The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women & Girls in Tech.” This chat will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the advancement and inclusion of black women and girls across the tech ecosystem.
Register, and save the dates for each conversation, using the links below:
Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. MST: “Black Girls and Tech”
Thursday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. MST: “Black Women in Higher Education”
Thursday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. MST: “Black Women in the Tech Industry”
This online conversation series is part of the broader NCWIT effort, The Color of Our Future, a thematic strategy that anchors NCWIT programs, initiatives, and research-based resources focused on broadening the meaningful participation of underrepresented women and girls of color (black, Latinx, and Native American) to positively impact the future of computing.
Consider intersectionality in all that you do by learning more about the following NCWIT programs and resources:
Modern Figures Podcast
NCWIT Messaging Toolkit for Members
Guide to Inclusive Computer Science Education
Colorism Bias in the Tech Industry
Collaborating to Grow the Pathways of Native Americans in STEM: White Paper
Black Women & Girls in Computing Roundtable: Executive Brief