2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

Thanks to all of those who came prepared to leverage their efforts for encouraging more girls and women to pursue computing. The 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing took place at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California from May 19-21, 2014.

The 2014 NCWIT Summit marked our 10th anniversary  — a time to recognize the significant accomplishments of our heroes and evangelists. Hundreds of change leaders from our community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists received research, ideas, and action items for increasing girls’ and women’s participation in computing.

"The strong camaraderie of folks with common interest and goals, and who are very open to sharing their experiences and expertise make this a very rewarding conference."

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Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center...

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer has focused her efforts on diversity and inclusion...

Telle Whitney

Telle Whitney

Dr. Telle Whitney served as President and CEO of ABI...

Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel is a Professor of Computer Science at University...

Jeffrey Forbes

Jeffrey Forbes

Jeff Forbes is a Program Director for the Education and...

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Janice Zdankus

Janice Zdankus is Vice President of Quality in Hewlett Packard...

Tami Mallett

Tami oversees the delivery of application development and support, customer...

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works with...


Andrea Jung

Andrea Jung is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grameen...

maria bello

Maria Bello

Maria Bello, an award winning actor (The Cooler, Coyote Ugly,...

donna brazile

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor,...

mitch baranowski

Mitch Baranowski

A seasoned writer-producer, design thinker, and creative strategist, Mitch Baranowski...

iveta Brigis

Iveta Brigis

In her seven years at Google, Iveta has worked on...

geoffrey cohen

Geoffrey L. Cohen

Much of Dr. Cohen’s research examines processes related to identity...

erin gavin

Erin Gavin

Erin Gavin is a Senior Manager of Government Affairs for...

raquell holmes

Raquell Holmes

Raquell M Holmes, Ph.D., is founder of improvscience which was...

hai hong

Hai Hong

As part of the team at Google whose mission is...

Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar

Dr. Adrianna Kezar, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern...

michael kimmel

Michael Kimmel

Dr. Michael Kimmel is an American sociologist, specializing in gender studies....

Brayden King

Brayden King

Dr. Brayden King is an associate professor of Management and Organizations...

rachael king

Rachael King

Rachael is the Head of Communications at DogVacay, where dog boarding just...

Eleanor Kolchin

Eleanor Kolchin

Eleanor Kolchin graduated from Brooklyn College in 1947 with a...

Ed Lazowska

Ed Lazowska

Dr. Ed Lazowska holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair...

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University...

Tommy Simpson

Tommy Simpson

Tommy Simpson, a Director within AT&T’s Information Technology organization, is...

Ellen Spertus

Ellen Spertus

Ellen Spertus is a professor of computer science at Mills...

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Dr. Melissa Thomas-Hunt’s research activities focus on conflict management, negotiation,...

Mark Guzdial

Mark Guzdial

Dr. Mark Guzdial is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer...



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2014 NCWIT Summit Program

Download the Program from the 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT.

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2014 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Southern California Affiliate Ceremony

The winners of the 2014 Southern California NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing were recognized as some of the best and the brightest young women in Southern California. They were been selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and their plans for post-secondary education. We also recognized the 2014 Southern California Educator Award Winner, selected for encouraging students to continue their interest in computing and technology and promoting gender equity in computing. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.

2014 NCWIT Summit AiC Ambassadors

There were 26 Aspirations in Computing Ambassadors joining us here at the 2014 NCWIT Summit, brought together as part of the Aspirations in Computing Community. Sponsored by Bloomberg, the AiC Community provides regional and virtual community activities for more than 2,300 technical young women nationwide including meet-ups, technical projects, career and technical skill-building webinars, access to internships, scholarships and more.

2014 NCWIT Summit Sponsors​

We were honored to have Qualcomm, a local NCWIT Alliance Member, as a co-host of the 2014 NCWIT Summit.

Many of the enlightening and inspiring conversations about women in tech were captured on our livestream and are now available in our archives. We greatly appreciate our Investment Partner Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for media production and making the livestream possible.

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