One month ago, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists from across industries and disciplines (both men and women) participated in the 2017 NCWIT Summit — the world’s largest, annual convening of change leaders focused on addressing underrepresentation in computing through research-based approaches.
Three exhilarating days of change-leading conversation at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa seemed to come and go so quickly! Pause, and rewind the abundance of unforgettable videos, presentations, photos, and commentary that we archived. Get inspired, strengthen your change-leading efforts, and we will see you at next year’s Summit in Grapevine, Texas.
Plenary speakers and special guests sparked days of conversations with their thought-provoking perspectives and data on fostering the new women’s movement, achieving meritocracy in the workplace, and more.
Celebrations of change leadership and mentorship in academia, technological accomplishments of college women, and inspirational role models in film recognized the importance of women’s contributions to innovation as well as the influencers who encouraged them to persist in computing. (Read the press release for an overview of presented awards, and find detailed commendation in the 2017 NCWIT Summit program.)
In more than a dozen breakout sessions, change leaders from the NCWIT community and NCWIT social scientists delivered practical, evidence-based strategies and checklists for overcoming common barriers for increasing girls’ and women’s participation in computing. Attendees took advantage of these opportunities for collaboration and deeper discussions on issues like undergraduate recruitment and retention, evaluation tools, male advocacy, intersectionality, and more.
Don’t binge watch the archives alone! Host a viewing party, and use the Streaming Guide to facilitate conversations in the room and online. Let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we can help you spread the word and share highlights from your event.
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.