Counselors for Computing
NCWIT programs inspire and encourage individuals of all backgrounds, equip K-12 and higher education influencers with the necessary knowledge and resources to guide students, and foster virtual and in-person communities at local, regional, and national levels. Participate in a program to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and empower action year round.
Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides encouragement, enables persistence, opens doors, and changes lives for women in technology from K-12 through career. By offering exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, community, and more, AiC turns barriers into possibilities.
Conversations for Change: an online thought leadership series brings together educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social scientists, and others to fully immerse themselves in research-based recommendations and peer-to-peer discussions to further inclusivity in computing.
NCWIT Extension Services (ES) guides undergraduate and graduate computing departments in their efforts to strategically reimagine recruitment, retention, and evaluation. Through customized resources, ES helps participants increase declared majors and graduation rates and secure strategic buy-in and participation from colleagues, leaders, advisors, and students themselves for lasting systemic change.
Regional Initiatives bundle and integrate NCWIT national programs within local communities. These programs serve as entry points into computing for women of diverse backgrounds, providing computing skill development, new employment opportunities, and more. Research shows that such longitudinal, community-based support is critical for increasing the participation and persistence of historically marginalized groups.