Act and advocate for more inclusive computing learning experiences. Encourage and inspire students to explore computing pathways that match their interests and abilities.
Inspire and encourage individuals of all backgrounds, equip K-12 and higher education influencers, and foster virtual and in-person communities at local, regional, and national levels.
Mobilize year-round alongside formal and informal educators and other adult influencers nationwide working together to create lasting impact.
Build consensus for action amongst colleagues, leaders, and advisors to create momentum for measurable, sustainable change within computing departments and institutions.
Recognize students’ computing aspirations, honor faculty for their outstanding mentorship, secure strategic buy-in for lasting change, and more.
Mobilize year round alongside faculty, staff, administrators, department heads, and other mentors nationwide working together to create lasting impact.
Employ strategic approaches that avoid the typical pitfalls of traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion interventions.
Volunteer to engage with the next generation of technologists, amplify the bottom-line benefits of diverse technological contributions, and more.
Mobilize year round alongside corporate seniors, executives, and team leaders nationwide working together to create lasting impact.
Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides encouragement, enables persistence, opens doors, and changes lives for women in technology from K-12 through career.
The Color of Our Future focuses on broadening the meaningful participation of underrepresented women and girls of color (black, Latinx, and Native American).
Conversations for Change: an online thought leadership presents research-based recommendations and prompts peer-to-peer discussions to further inclusivity in computing.
Counselors for Computing (C4C) offers professional development to school counselors, positioning them to effectively guide ALL students in exploring computing pathways.
Extension Services (ES) guides undergraduate and graduate computing departments in their efforts to strategically reimagine recruitment, retention, and evaluation.
Regional Initiatives serve as entry points into computing for women of diverse backgrounds, providing computing skill development, new employment opportunities, and more.
Sit With Me uses its iconic red chair to create in-person and virtual spaces where everyone can reflect on the value of diversity and inclusion.
The NCWIT Summit: where conversations lead to change is the world’s largest annual convening of change leaders focused on significantly improving diversity and equity in computing.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to addressing the lack of diversity in the computing workforce by encouraging practices and programs that focus on …
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The NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework outlines actions faculty can take in their classrooms and beyond to help broaden participation in computing. It is organized around …
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School counselors are eager to direct students to viable education and career opportunities. Consider these key points for collaboration as you plan to meet with …
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Inspired by teachers creating Bitmoji virtual classrooms, NCWIT has assembled a set of interactive elements to help teachers make all students feel welcome and to …
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Computer Science (CS) — not computer literacy — underlies most innovation today, from biotechnology to geoscience to national security. Computer science teaches students design, logical …
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How can library staff attract girls to their coding and maker programs? This webinar by NCWIT Senior Research Scientist Lecia Barker and Homer, Alaska Youth Services …
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Mentoring programs are an excellent way to support graduate students’ sense of belonging in the local intellectual community and help them move forward in their …
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Research shows that even individuals who consider themselves committed to equality still engage in unconscious forms of bias and discrimination that negatively affect the evaluations …
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There is consensus among researchers that encouragement matters and plays a critical role in engaging more young women and girls in computing. Here are some …
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Task assignment is a key area where bias emerges, exacerbating workplace inequity. Research shows that women and members of other underrepresented groups are more often …
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Did you know some of your greatest allies in advocating for computer science (CS) might work right alongside you every day? CS educators across the …
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Three out of five schools in the U.S. do not offer computing courses that include programming or coding, yet we know that computing jobs are …
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