We know. Being a change leader for girls and women in tech is hard work. NCWIT strives to make your to-do list a little less daunting by equipping you with resources to help you implement systemic change, raise awareness, and reach out to critical populations. Don’t reinvent the wheel, recycle practices that do not work or that exacerbate problems, or move forward based on faulty assumptions! Let more than 160 research-based resources, available for FREE at www.ncwit.org/resources, guide you towards setting and achieving your goals.
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Involve men as advocates and allies. Why? For one, increasing diverse participation is not a women’s issue or an issue that is only relevant to women and other underrepresented groups. Diversity and inclusivity are business issues, and they are human issues. People of all genders are held to restrictive standards around gender, racial, and other identities that limit their potential and the kinds of things they are able to do. Use the “Male Allies and Advocates Toolkit” to support workplace efforts to engage male allies and advocates in diversity and inclusion initiatives [ncwit.org/ma-toolkit].
Recruit and retain strategically in postsecondary education.Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) recommends a strategic, sustainable approach for attracting and retaining women that focuses on revising educational systems for an inclusive experience for all students, as opposed to changing the students to fit these systems. Use this interactive tool to explore the components of an effective, strategic plan [ncwit.org/esup-model].
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