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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…

2016 NCWIT Summit – “Net-neutrality, Broadband Access, and Unlicensed Spectrums: Connecting the Unserved and Underserved” Mini Plenary by Matthew Rantanen

2016 NCWIT Summit – “Net-neutrality, Broadband Access, and Unlicensed Spectrums: Connecting the Unserved and Underserved” Mini Plenary by Matthew Rantanen

Rantanen is at the forefront of rural access, working on all aspects of this issue — policy, construction, and training. He will discuss the need for better network access on…

2016 NCWIT Summit Workforce & Entrepreneurial Alliances Meeting​s

2016 NCWIT Summit Workforce & Entrepreneurial Alliances Meeting​s

This 2016 NCWIT Summit Workforce & Entrepreneurial Alliances Meeting​s focused on the NCWIT Industry Systemic Change Model and research-based strategies for taking action in the key focus areas of: top…

Sponsorship Toolkit

Sponsorship Toolkit

This toolkit contains a variety of resources for people seeking to advance sponsorship, for would-be sponsors, and for protégés looking for a sponsor. Use these tools to help you make…

Women in Tech: The Facts (2016 Update)

Women in Tech: The Facts (2016 Update)

One of NCWIT’s most popular reports has been updated for 2016. See what’s changed and what hasn’t. Women in Tech: The Facts brings together the latest findings from recent research…

Top 10 Ways to be an Effective Sponsor

Top 10 Ways to be an Effective Sponsor

Sponsors can make a world of difference in anyone’s career, but research shows that they can be especially important for female or other employees who are a minority in a…

Top 10 Ways to Identify and Cultivate a Relationship with Potential Sponsors

Top 10 Ways to Identify and Cultivate a Relationship with Potential Sponsors

Research shows that having a sponsor increases both career satisfaction and retention; sponsorship is especially important for employees when they are a minority in a majority-group environment. Use these recommendations…

NCWIT Tips: 11 Ways to Design More Inclusive Academic Websites

NCWIT Tips: 11 Ways to Design More Inclusive Academic Websites

Your computing department’s website is an important source of information for current and prospective students. These tips will help you create a website that welcomes diverse students and effectively promotes…

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework (Poster)

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework (Poster)

The NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework is a set of three evidence-based principles for engaging and retaining ALL students: Make It Matter, Grow Inclusive Student Community, and Build Student Confidence and Professional Identity.…

Male Allies and Advocates:* Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces

Male Allies and Advocates:* Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces

The NCWIT Male Allies and Advocates Toolkit is intended to support workplace efforts to engage male allies and advocates in diversity and inclusion initiatives. These tools are designed to equip…

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Use this guide to help identify common misunderstandings that surface when people talk about how to increase the participation of women. Learn to spot “red flags” that indicate a particular…

Strategic Planning for Recruiting Women into Undergraduate Computing: High Yield in the Short Term (2015 update)

Strategic Planning for Recruiting Women into Undergraduate Computing: High Yield in the Short Term (2015 update)

This workbook includes examples, guidance, and templates for developing a strategic recruitment plan to increase participation of females in undergraduate computing. Visit the Extension Services webpage for more information.

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Kimberly Bryant, Thandeka K. Chapman, PhD, and Kimberly A. Scott, EdD

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Kimberly Bryant, Thandeka K. Chapman, PhD, and Kimberly A. Scott, EdD

Girls of Color & Culturally Responsive Approaches to Computing This workshop will provide an overview of black girls in STEM (with an emphasis on technology), synthesize effective program strategies for…

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Janet Hyde

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Janet Hyde

Addressing Claims of Essential Differences This workshop will focus on the current state of the research on gender differences in psychology and aptitude, the conclusions warranted by that research, and…

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Jill Denner, PhD; Yasmin Kafai; and Linda Werner, Phd

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Jill Denner, PhD; Yasmin Kafai; and Linda Werner, Phd

Revolutionize Your Computing Competitions and Tournaments to Increase Diversity Learn from case studies as we explore the best (and worst!) practices when creating a computing competition or tournament. In this…

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Betty Jeanne Taylor, PhD

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Betty Jeanne Taylor, PhD

Inclusive Classrooms: Preparing Graduate Students for Academic Leadership Participants will explore elements of the Inclusive Classrooms Leadership Certificate Seminar, recently piloted at the University of Texas at Austin. The seminars…

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Cathy Hawley, Lucy Mendel, and Miranda Reeves

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Cathy Hawley, Lucy Mendel, and Miranda Reeves

Untapped Audiences: The Growing Pipeline of Women Returning or Switching to Tech Learn about the growing landscape of technical bootcamps and returnships, as well as how to successfully incorporate untapped…

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Dr. Catherine Good

2015 NCWIT Summit — Workshop Slides by Dr. Catherine Good

Practical Strategies for Reducing Stereotype Threat More than 350 studies have shown how stereotype threat can reduce performance, confidence, and risk-taking for underrepresented groups in a variety of settings. Come…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Advocacy” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Advocacy” Empower Hour

Learn strategies to effectively raise awareness about issues related to women in computing, and build a constituency committed to working toward change.

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Outreach” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Outreach” Empower Hour

Offering interactive activities and relating computing skills to real-world careers can help reduce stereotypes about the technology industry. Learn about exciting and creative ways to engage young women in computing.

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Data Transparency/Cultural Change” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Data Transparency/Cultural Change” Empower Hour

Gathering and releasing data about the diversity of your employees are important first steps toward creating an environment that allows both diversity and innovation to flourish. Learn about NCWIT resources…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Recruit Employees” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Recruit Employees” Empower Hour

This session will prepare you to assess your current hiring practices and suggest approaches that will help your company attract diverse and talented employees that are essential to innovation.

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Retain Students” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Retain Students” Empower Hour

This session will focus on strategies proven to sustain young women’s interests in computing from high school through graduate school and into the computing workforce, and prepare you to implement…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Recruit Students” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Recruit Students” Empower Hour

This session will help you identify prospective students, leverage existing resources on your campus, craft and assess the messages you use, and ultimately, design an effective strategy for recruiting diverse…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Sit With Me” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Sit With Me” Empower Hour

Using an iconic Red Chair, Sit With Me is a national advocacy campaign that provides a virtual gathering place for people (men, women, technical, non-technical) to acknowledge the valuable contributions…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Latinas in Technology” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Latinas in Technology” Empower Hour

Latinas in Technology brings together community leaders, policy makers, researchers, marketers, and members of the media to encourage Latinas and their families to consider careers in technology. (www.ncwit.org/latinas)

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Tapestry Workshops and Counselors for Computing (C4C)” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Tapestry Workshops and Counselors for Computing (C4C)” Empower Hour

Tapestry workshops prepare high school computer science teachers to attract and retain more — and more diverse — students to computing. (www.tapestryworkshops.org) Counselors for Computing (C4C) equips school counselors with information and…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Male Advocacy” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Male Advocacy” Empower Hour

Most research over the past two decades has focused on women. However, expanding this focus to include men is crucial. (www.ncwit.org/ResourceCollectionMaleAdvocates)

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT EngageCSEdu” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT EngageCSEdu” Empower Hour

NCWIT EngageCSEdu encourages the development of more inclusive learning environments in introductory CS courses by helping faculty to easily share their most effective retention practices. (www.engage-csedu.org)

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Extension Services: Client Showcase” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Extension Services: Client Showcase” Empower Hour

NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) provides customized consultation to undergraduate departments of computing to help them develop high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students. (www.ncwit.org/extensionservices)

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Pacesetters” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Pacesetters” Empower Hour

NCWIT Pacesetters work together across corporate and academic boundaries to increase their organizations’ number of technical women at an accelerated pace. (www.ncwit.org/pacesetters)

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Aspirations in Computing” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “NCWIT Aspirations in Computing” Empower Hour

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) is a sweeping national talent development initiative for young women in computing, from kindergarten through graduate school. (www.aspirations.org)

Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major

Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major

Use the Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major (SEM) to identify strengths and areas for improving your department’s efforts to retain students. The Survey-in-a-Box contains a full survey, with specific…

How Do You Retain Women Through Inclusive Pedagogy?

How Do You Retain Women Through Inclusive Pedagogy?

Women and minority students are not in computing courses under the same conditions as their white male classmates. Instructional practices offer opportunities to level the playing field and improve the…

How Can You Engage A Diverse Range of Girls in Technology?

How Can You Engage A Diverse Range of Girls in Technology?

Culturally Responsive Computing (CRC) programs help educators connect computing curriculum to the interests, prior experiences, and needs of students diverse in race, class, ability, and sexual orientation. One such promising…

Booming Enrollments – What is the Impact?

Booming Enrollments – What is the Impact?

We are in the throes of another undergraduate enrollment surge. The number of new CS/CE majors in bachelor’s programs at Taulbee departments this year has reached the peak levels seen…

NCWIT Tips for Writing Better Job Ads

NCWIT Tips for Writing Better Job Ads

These tips provide “before and after” examples of ads with balanced language and other guidelines for writing unbiased job descriptions. Related Resources: View the NCWIT Checklist for Reducing Unconscious Bias in…

NCWIT Tips: 8 Tips for Announcing Your Workforce Diversity Numbers

NCWIT Tips: 8 Tips for Announcing Your Workforce Diversity Numbers

Releasing the diversity demographics of your technical workforce is important for stimulating open conversation and measuring efforts to increase diversity in your organization. These tips will help you plan the…

NCWIT Tips: 7 Tips for Conducting Inclusive Faculty Searches

NCWIT Tips: 7 Tips for Conducting Inclusive Faculty Searches

Subtle barriers might be preventing you from hiring the best available candidates. These tips will help you conduct inclusive searches that appeal to women and people from other underrepresented groups.

Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing a Diverse Technical Workforce: Data Collection and Strategic Planning Guidelines

Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing a Diverse Technical Workforce: Data Collection and Strategic Planning Guidelines

Developing a diverse workforce must be treated like any other critical business issue. Use this guide to help you collect important data and develop a strategic plan for increasing the…

Computing: Get the Most Out of Your College Degree

Computing: Get the Most Out of Your College Degree

Computing offers high quality jobs and is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. This resource compares computing to other occupations on quality of life issues such…

Technology and Sexuality – What’s The Connection? Addressing Youth Sexualities in Efforts to Increase Girls’ Participation in Computing

Technology and Sexuality – What’s The Connection? Addressing Youth Sexualities in Efforts to Increase Girls’ Participation in Computing

This article demonstrates the importance of paying attention to youth sexualities in efforts to increase girls’ participation in computing. It illustrates significant ways sexuality may be thwarting our efforts to…

A Lucrative, Secure Computing Career: Community College Can Take You There

A Lucrative, Secure Computing Career: Community College Can Take You There

This poster highlights the importance of community colleges to educating the computing workforce. It connects various pathways into community colleges, outlines some of key components of the community college experience,…

What is the Impact of Gender Diversity on Technology Business Performance? Research Summary

What is the Impact of Gender Diversity on Technology Business Performance? Research Summary

This report provides a comprehensive review of current research on gender-diverse teams. Despite their challenges, they demonstrate superior productivity and financial performance compared with homogenous teams. In addition to summarizing…

2014 NCWIT Summit – Workshop Slides by Adrianna Kezar

2014 NCWIT Summit – Workshop Slides by Adrianna Kezar

Slides from Adrianna Kezar’s workshop, “Creating Change and Motivating Others to Innovate”

2014 NCWIT Summit – Workshop Slides by Raquell Holmes

2014 NCWIT Summit – Workshop Slides by Raquell Holmes

Slides from Raquell Holmes’s workshop, “From recognition to action: What do you do to challenge inequities?”

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