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2017 NCWIT Summit – “Unconscious Bias” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft and Brad McLain

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Unconscious Bias” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft and Brad McLain

This highly interactive session will provide an introduction to unconscious bias with a focus on how it plays out in the technical workplace. For the majority of the session, participants…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Wrestling with Retention in the Face of Increasing CS Enrollments” Conversation by Tracy Camp, Tina Ornduff, Heather Pon-Barry, and Chris Stephenson

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Wrestling with Retention in the Face of Increasing CS Enrollments” Conversation by Tracy Camp, Tina Ornduff, Heather Pon-Barry, and Chris Stephenson

The focus on computer science (CS) education at all levels is driving a greater number of students to enroll in postsecondary computer science programs, but getting students in the door…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “How Instructors Can Improve Inclusiveness in Classrooms and Programs” Workshop by Colleen Lewis

2017 NCWIT Summit – “How Instructors Can Improve Inclusiveness in Classrooms and Programs” Workshop by Colleen Lewis

Learn practical strategies in a hands-on workshop for what you can do, as an instructor, to make your classroom or program more inclusive to a diverse range of students.

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Intersectional Analysis of Gender in STEM Education” Workshop by Nicole Else-Quest

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Intersectional Analysis of Gender in STEM Education” Workshop by Nicole Else-Quest

Review the current research on gender differences/similarities in STEM-related attitudes, affect, and achievement. As we explore research conclusions, assumptions about gender and claims about essential gender differences will be critiqued.…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM” Conversation by Sarah EchoHawk, Dr. Traci Morris, and Joseph Nsengimana

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM” Conversation by Sarah EchoHawk, Dr. Traci Morris, and Joseph Nsengimana

Experts from Intel and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will discuss the state of the technology industry as it relates to Native American communities and examine the…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Building Your Diversity Toolkit” Workshop by Karla Monterroso

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Building Your Diversity Toolkit” Workshop by Karla Monterroso

Employees practice the skills to successfully have conversations about race steeped in inquiry and respect. Participants are offered a framework for structuring feedback, leadership, internal sponsorship/advocacy, and apology conversations.

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Workforce/Entrepreneurial Alliance Members Discuss and Discover How Companies Work Locally/Regionally to Make a Collective Impact” Conversation by Lecia Barker and Judith Spitz, PhD

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Workforce/Entrepreneurial Alliance Members Discuss and Discover How Companies Work Locally/Regionally to Make a Collective Impact” Conversation by Lecia Barker and Judith Spitz, PhD

Hear about local/regional collaborations by Workforce and Entrepreneurial Alliance member organizations that are working across multiple stakeholder groups to drive change. Learn how your company can take action now by…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “NCWIT Resources Review: Ensuring Relevance for Black Communities” Conversation by Leslie Aaronson, Wendy DuBow, and Enobong (Anna) Branch

2017 NCWIT Summit – “NCWIT Resources Review: Ensuring Relevance for Black Communities” Conversation by Leslie Aaronson, Wendy DuBow, and Enobong (Anna) Branch

This session is a follow-up to the 2016 Black Girls and Women Roundtable, but roundtable attendance is not a prerequisite. Come to this structured feedback session to review several NCWIT…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Let’s Talk R&R: Expert Advice on Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention” Conversation by Leisa Thompson and Sherri Sanders

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Let’s Talk R&R: Expert Advice on Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention” Conversation by Leisa Thompson and Sherri Sanders

Do you have questions about how to increase the representation of women in your undergraduate computing program? Come to this session for personalized advice from our experienced NCWIT Extension Services…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Male Advocacy” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft, Cameron Fadjo, Ann Lorbes, and Brad McLain

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Male Advocacy” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft, Cameron Fadjo, Ann Lorbes, and Brad McLain

Learn more about what it means to be a “male” or “majority-group” ally, why allies are so important, and practical actions that allies can take to accelerate change. Participants will…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Exploring NCWIT Evaluation Tools” Workshop by Gretchen Achenbach and Lyn Swackhamer

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Exploring NCWIT Evaluation Tools” Workshop by Gretchen Achenbach and Lyn Swackhamer

NCWIT researchers will lead you through NCWIT Evaluation Tools, where you will discover evaluation resources for a variety of audiences and uses.

2017 NCWIT Summit – “EngageCSEdu Discussion Circles” Conversation by Maya Israel, Beth Quinn, and Stephanie Weber

2017 NCWIT Summit – “EngageCSEdu Discussion Circles” Conversation by Maya Israel, Beth Quinn, and Stephanie Weber

Join other educators to collaboratively explore pedagogy and curriculum to retain more women in computing. Learn about new initiatives from EngageCSEdu and how you can get involved. College faculty, high…

2017 NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards Posters

2017 NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards Posters

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the NEXT Awards — academic departments that show significant, positive outcomes in women’s enrollment and graduation rates. View their posters using the orange download…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “2017 NCWIT Entrepreneurial & Workforce Alliances Meeting”

2017 NCWIT Summit – “2017 NCWIT Entrepreneurial & Workforce Alliances Meeting”

In our 2017 meeting, we hear from corporate change leaders who used the Change Model framework to guide strategic efforts in their organizations over the last year.

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Are Alphas Impeding Innovation in Your Organization?” WA/EA Workshop by irene kendall and Lucy Sanders

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Are Alphas Impeding Innovation in Your Organization?” WA/EA Workshop by irene kendall and Lucy Sanders

This session explores who “Alphas” are and how they influence technical environments in both positive and negative ways. We will focus on identifying ways to accelerate Alpha strengths and minimize…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “It Takes A Village: Do You Have One?” WA/EA Workshop by Dori Farah and Liz Litzler

2017 NCWIT Summit – “It Takes A Village: Do You Have One?” WA/EA Workshop by Dori Farah and Liz Litzler

Wondering who to include in your NCWIT “core team” of change leaders in order to take the most effective, ecosystem approach? Need help recruiting those key players to the team?…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Intersectionality: How Can We Address Multiple Identities and Biases at Once?” WA/EA Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft and Brenda J. Allen

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Intersectionality: How Can We Address Multiple Identities and Biases at Once?” WA/EA Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft and Brenda J. Allen

What exactly is intersectionality? And, how might it help us challenge common misperceptions about diversity and inclusion? How can we improve ERGs, leadership and talent development programs, male (or majority…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Are You Missing The Mark When You Benchmark?” WA/EA Workshop by Brad McLain and Joseph Nsengimana

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Are You Missing The Mark When You Benchmark?” WA/EA Workshop by Brad McLain and Joseph Nsengimana

This session explores the challenges of goal setting and progress monitoring for inclusion and diversity efforts. We will think about ways to shift the current “measurement narrative,” which focuses almost…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Does Your Company Have a Technical Culture, and Does It Impede or Improve Your Diversity Efforts?” WA/EA Workshop by Elizabeth K. Eger and Jill Reckie

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Does Your Company Have a Technical Culture, and Does It Impede or Improve Your Diversity Efforts?” WA/EA Workshop by Elizabeth K. Eger and Jill Reckie

Are technical cultures different from company-wide or other business cultures? If so, how does that culture impact your approach to broader diversity and inclusion efforts? This interactive session will examine…

One-Pager: Workforce Alliance

One-Pager: Workforce Alliance

Get a one-page overview of the NCWIT Workforce Alliance, including outcomes, testimonials, and ways to support its work.

Making Interdisciplinary Connections to Engage Students

Making Interdisciplinary Connections to Engage Students

This is the second of a regular column that EngageCSEdu is doing for ACM InRoads magazine. The goal of the column is that by highlighting aspects of the EngageCSEdu project…

Tapestry Workshop-in-a-Box

Tapestry Workshop-in-a-Box

Tapestry Workshop-in-a-Box contains materials for organizing professional development workshops that train high school educators in research-based, field-tested ways to attract and retain more and diverse students to computing courses. This…

Webinar: Increase Women in Computer Science & Engineering Majors: 5 Evidence-Based Strategies (A Case Study)

Webinar: Increase Women in Computer Science & Engineering Majors: 5 Evidence-Based Strategies (A Case Study)

This webinar was presented on May 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT by Dr. Jennifer Goodall, an Extension Services Consultant, and Elizabeth Ensweiler, the Director of Enrollment Management at NYU…

Resources for Increasing Participation and Transparency in Patenting

Resources for Increasing Participation and Transparency in Patenting

Patenting processes are often unclear, making it difficult for employees to know when an idea, process, or product should be patented or how they might go about doing so. These…

Multiple Factors Converge to Influence Women’s Persistence in Computing: A Qualitative Analysis

Multiple Factors Converge to Influence Women’s Persistence in Computing: A Qualitative Analysis

Previous research has suggested that access and exposure to computing, social supports, preparatory privilege, a sense of belonging in computing, and a computing identity all contribute to women pursuing computing…

Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Use this resource to help you practice ways to interrupt bias in real-life situations. Click the “View” button to see an online version, or click the “Download” button to download…

Group Discussion: Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Group Discussion: Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Use this resource to help you facilitate a group discussion.

Broadening Participation by Supporting Great Teaching

Broadening Participation by Supporting Great Teaching

This is the first of a regular column that EngageCSEdu is doing for ACM InRoads magazine. The goal of the column is that by highlighting aspects of the EngageCSEdu project…

Interrupting Bias in Academic Settings

Interrupting Bias in Academic Settings

Use this resource to help you practice ways to interrupt bias in real-life situations. Click the button below to download a printable copy of this resource and facilitation guide. Additionally,…

Efforts to Make Computer Science More Inclusive of Women

Efforts to Make Computer Science More Inclusive of Women

This article in a special issue of ACM InRoads magazine describes recent initiatives by NCWIT, ACM-W, and Anita Borg Institute to broaden participation in computing.

Black Women and Girls in Computing Roundtable: Executive Brief

Black Women and Girls in Computing Roundtable: Executive Brief

In August 2016, representatives from more than 40 non-profit, industry, media, education, and policy organizations gathered for a Black Women and Girls in Computing Roundtable, hosted by NCWIT and Google,…

NCWIT Tips: 9 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: for Employees

NCWIT Tips: 9 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: for Employees

These tips can help employees have effective conversations about flexible work options with their managers.

NCWIT Tips: 13 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: For Managers

NCWIT Tips: 13 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: For Managers

The first step toward an effective flexible workplace is for managers to create an environment where employees feel they can discuss available work-life options without being stigmatized. These tips can…

Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM: White Paper

Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM: White Paper

Intel, in partnership with NCWIT, hosted Growing the Legacy of Native American Leadership in Science and Technology: A Thought Leadership Event. Key leaders in academia, government, tribal nations, non-profit organizations,…

Entrepreneurial Startup Toolkit

Entrepreneurial Startup Toolkit

The Entrepreneurial Startup Toolkit is a collection of resources and recommendations to help small and growing companies with technical talent, learn how to create inclusive cultures, recruit and retain diverse…

10 Actionable Ways to Actually Increase Diversity in Tech

10 Actionable Ways to Actually Increase Diversity in Tech

Tech’s diversity problem is not new information, especially to those of us who work in the industry. There is a trend taking hold in tech companies over the past few…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Designing Inclusive Makerspaces” Workshop by Sylvia Martinez

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Designing Inclusive Makerspaces” Workshop by Sylvia Martinez

Makerspaces are popping up everywhere. If they are to live up to their potential of providing access to tools, education, and collaboration in tech for all communities, then we need…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Including Students with Disabilities in the Computing Education Pipeline” Workshop by Richard Ladner

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Including Students with Disabilities in the Computing Education Pipeline” Workshop by Richard Ladner

Approximately 14% of K-12 students are identified as having a disability with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans. With national initiatives such as CS10K and CS for All,…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Getting Beyond They’re Just Not Out There: Planful Design for a Diverse Faculty” Workshop by Sherri Sanders and Lecia Barker

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Getting Beyond They’re Just Not Out There: Planful Design for a Diverse Faculty” Workshop by Sherri Sanders and Lecia Barker

This workshop will provide tools and advice for creating and maintaining a diverse faculty. Leave with a solid checklist for how to gain commitment and support of your colleagues and…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Shattering the Glass Slipper of ICT Professions: Practical Strategies” Workshop by Karen Ashcraft

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Shattering the Glass Slipper of ICT Professions: Practical Strategies” Workshop by Karen Ashcraft

This workshop expands on a keynote address delivered at the 2015 Summit. Then, Dr. Ashcraft introduced the “glass slipper” to capture how durable associations between professions and people (e.g., computing…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Affordable Participatory Improv Workshops for Responding to Explicit and Implicit Sexism in Technology” Workshop by Dr. Celine Latulipe and Sarah Provencal

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Affordable Participatory Improv Workshops for Responding to Explicit and Implicit Sexism in Technology” Workshop by Dr. Celine Latulipe and Sarah Provencal

We present a fun and non-threatening way to brainstorm positive responses to the challenges women face in a male-dominated tech field. This interactive improvisational workshop can be run with students,…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Wise Interventions: Increasing Belonging and Fostering Growth” Workshop by Greg Walton

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Wise Interventions: Increasing Belonging and Fostering Growth” Workshop by Greg Walton

Take a deeper dive into growth mindset and belonging. Additionally, learn how to implement practical interventions to increase belonging, and to foster a growth mindset in academic and industry contexts.

2016 NCWIT Summit — “The ’40-Year-Old Intern’ Employer Reentry Internships” Workshop by Carol Fishman Cohen

2016 NCWIT Summit — “The ’40-Year-Old Intern’ Employer Reentry Internships” Workshop by Carol Fishman Cohen

This session will focus on the latest trends and strategies in return to work pathways, as well as how these pathways and programs can help address underrepresentation and intersecting biases…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “How Do You Know If You’ve Made an Impact? Learn to Evaluate Your Change Efforts” NCWIT Empower Hour

2016 NCWIT Summit — “How Do You Know If You’ve Made an Impact? Learn to Evaluate Your Change Efforts” NCWIT Empower Hour

NCWIT’s two internal evaluators will highlight the importance of evaluating your change efforts, then share how you can go about evaluating a single intervention or small project. Learn what resources…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Research: A Social Science Primer” NCWIT Empower Hour

2016 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Research: A Social Science Primer” NCWIT Empower Hour

We’ll discuss many of the social science concepts integral to NCWIT’s work, such as unconscious bias, microinequities, stereotype threat, personality penalties, growth mindset, bias interrupters, and intersectionality. We’ll also highlight…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Broadening Participation through Engaging Pedagogy: The EngageCSEdu Engagement Practices Framework” NCWIT Empower Hour

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Broadening Participation through Engaging Pedagogy: The EngageCSEdu Engagement Practices Framework” NCWIT Empower Hour

As a faculty member at a college or university, what can you do, as an instructor, to help retain women in your programs? Explore the Engagement Practices Framework with the…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Flash Tank Flashback: an NCWIT Response to the 2015 Winning Presentation” NCWIT Empower Hour

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Flash Tank Flashback: an NCWIT Response to the 2015 Winning Presentation” NCWIT Empower Hour

What are career assessments telling women they should “be” when they grow up? Learn what’s happened since Linda Ott presented her winning Flash Tank talk, “Career Planning Tools: A Roadblock…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Beyond the Binary: Expanding Our Ideas of Diversity in Tech” Mini Plenary by Kortney Ziegler

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Beyond the Binary: Expanding Our Ideas of Diversity in Tech” Mini Plenary by Kortney Ziegler

The notion of diversity as being integral to startup success has begun to take strong shape in the tech industry, forcing many companies and organizations to tackle practices of inclusion.…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Social Connections, Cultural Identity and Inclusion” Mini Plenary by Mimi Ito

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Social Connections, Cultural Identity and Inclusion” Mini Plenary by Mimi Ito

Why do we see declining diversity in the tech sector despite its progressivism and despite continuing efforts to expand access to STEM and CS education? Dr. Ito will delve into…

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Data Transparency a Year Later: Looking Back and Moving Forward” NCWIT Empower Hour

2016 NCWIT Summit — “Data Transparency a Year Later: Looking Back and Moving Forward” NCWIT Empower Hour

We will look back over successes, challenges, and key developments in the past year as tech companies continue to refine the public release of their workforce data. The session will…

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