2016 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

2016 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

There is still work to do in order to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing, and the NCWIT Summit is designed to make the hard work ahead more feasible.

The 2016 NCWIT Summit convened hundreds of change leaders from our community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists to discuss research, ideas, and action items for narrowing the gap. Creating change for women in tech is not a job for one individual or one organization. Each year, the NCWIT Summit offers an environment for peers to learn, strategize, and celebrate as they work on this very important mission.

“The NCWIT Summit really is the best networking opportunity I have each year. The opportunities to brainstorm, collaborate and connect with peers are just fantastic.”

NCWIT Summit Attendee

Speakers

Daniela Marghitu

Daniela Marghitu

Dr. Daniela Marghitu is a professor in the Computer Science...

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

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

Cathy Hawley

Cathy Hawley

Cathy Hawley is a Sr. Director of People Development at...

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez is a maker, mom, engineer, and co-author of...

Emmanuel Schanzer

Emmanuel Schanzer

Emmanuel Schanzer is a CS-expat, having spent several years as a...

Jeffrey Forbes

Jeffrey Forbes

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

Stephanie Weber

Stephanie Weber

Stephanie Weber is the NCWIT Director for Regional Initiatives where...

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson is Director of Education and University Relations for...

Alvaro Monge

Alvaro Monge

Dr. Alvaro Monge has earned BS (UC Riverside, 1991), MS,...

Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella is NCWIT’s Social Science Program Manager. He works...

Richard Ladner

Richard Ladner

Richard E. Ladner is a Professor in the Department of...

Karen Ashcraft

Karen Ashcraft

Karen Lee Ashcraft is a Professor of Organizational Communication at...

Mo Fong

Mo Fong

Mo has been at Google for over 10 years and...

Janice Zdankus

Janice Zdankus

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

Ruha Devanesan

Ruha Devanesan

Ruha Devanesan specializes in creating access for the disenfranchised through...

Matt Wallaert

Matt Wallaert

Matt Wallaert is a Behavioral Scientist working at the intersection...

Mizuko Ito

Mizuko Ito

Mizuko Ito is a Cultural Anthropologist of Technology Use, examining...

Moritz Hardt

Moritz Hardt

Moritz Hardt is a senior research scientist at Google Research....

Kortney Ziegler

Kortney Ziegler

Kortney Ziegler, PhD, is the Founder of Trans*H4CK, an organization...

Cynthia Solomon

Cynthia Solomon

Cynthia Solomon’s focus has been on creating fun-filled, thoughtful, personally...

Gregory M. Walton

Gregory M. Walton

Greg Walton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford...

Patricia Russo

Patricia Russo

Pat Russo is a technology-industry veteran who has spent her...

Dr. Chris Wood

Dr. Chris Wood

Dr. Chris Wood is an Associate Professor in the Educational...

Sarah Provencal

Sarah Provencal

Sarah Provencal is a director, teacher, and actor. She earned...

Luz M. Gonzalez

Luz M. Gonzalez

Luz M. Gonzalez is Senior Vice President of Solutions Delivery...

Jane Condon

Jane Condon

Jane Condon, both a mom and comedian, lives in Greenwich,...

Jill Wetzler

Jill Wetzler

Jill is Director of Engineering at Lyft, leading their Core...

Dave Filoni

Dave Filoni

A diehard Star Wars fan, Dave Filoni realized a lifelong...

Daron Green

Daron Green

Dr. Daron Green is responsible for strategic oversight and operational...

Rayne Roberts

Rayne Roberts

Rayne Roberts is a Development Executive at Lucasfilm and a...

Lesley Chilcott

Lesley Chilcott

Lesley Chilcott is an award winning filmmaker, documentarian, and producer....

Zeba Khan

Zeba Khan

Zeba Khan is a writer, commentator, and senior facilitator with...

Yunfei Xu

Yunfei Xu

Yunfei Xu is the Global Head of Engineering for Portfolio...

Jane Krauss

Jane Krauss is a Curriculum and Program Development consultant for...

Slides

Videos

We also greatly appreciate our Media Partners JupiterReturn, SWIFT, as well as Johnson and Johnson for production and making the 2016 NCWIT Summit livestream possible.

2016 NCWIT Summit Program

Download the printed program, containing detailed information about 2016 Community Award recipients, featured new resources, and more.

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2016 NCWIT Summit - Extension Services Client Showcase Posters

During the 2016 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT, 2015 and 2016 NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) award recipients presented posters with high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students in their undergraduate computing programs. Peruse the posters for the following awardees to learn what they did or are doing that may help you achieve your goals.

  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Texas-El Paso
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Tech

2016 NCWIT Summit Sponsors

We would like to give a huge thanks to 2016 NCWIT Summit Reception Sponsors USAA, Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor, as well as Link Technologies.

Logos of Link Technologies and USAA
Logos for Jupiter Return and Johnson and Johnson

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 NCWIT Summit Are Available

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2016 Book Club

It’s NCWIT FlashTalks … in the Shark Tank.

NCWIT continues to leverage members’ ideas in order to create the most useful research, tools, and platforms to support efforts in increasing the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing. Change leaders from the NCWIT community will have five minutes each to give a FlashTalk on something NCWIT should prioritize in the areas of diversity, education, image, innovation, social movements, and more. This is your opportunity to tell us about that item on your wishlist — “I really wish NCWIT had research on this.” or “It’d be awesome if NCWIT ran a campaign focused on this.”

2016 NCWIT Summit FlashTalk Presenters

We heard from Jill Denner, PhD, Senior Research Scientist ETR; Ruha Devanesan, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec; Daniela Marghitu, Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University; Alberto Roca, PhD, Founder, DiverseScholar; Emmanuel Schanzer, Founder, Bootstrap; and Jill Wetzler, Director of Engineering, Lyft

Congratulations to the winning Flash Tank presenter, Alberto Roca, who received a Microsoft Surface Book, courtesy of Microsoft. Alberto’s presentation, “NCWIT Summit Student Newsroom to Save Tech Journalism and Diversity,” will be considered for ideation and possible implementation by NCWIT.

What is a FlashTalk?

If you’ve heard of Ignite® or Pecha Kucha or lightning talks, you know what we’re talking about. An NCWIT FlashTalk is a short, thought-provoking PowerPoint presentation, delivered in a fixed format: 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds for a total talk time of 5 minutes.

Check out the 2015 Flash Tank and FlashTalk videos from previous NCWIT Summits. And, be on the lookout for a workshop at the 2016 NCWIT Summit on last year’s Flash Tank winning idea from Dr. Linda Ott.

Two Twists: FlashTalks in the Shark Tank

  • A panel of experts will moderate a discussion after each FlashTalk to help expand upon the idea. Convince them that they cannot afford to miss out on capitalizing on your idea.
  • At least one innovative idea will be considered for implementation by NCWIT.
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