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.
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Alicia A. Lebrija Hirschfeld
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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.
“#YesWeCode: Race, Gender & The Digital Divide” with Van Jones | Video Playback
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“A Queer Endeavor: Inclusive K-12 Education” With Dr. Bethy Leonardi and Dr. Sara Staley
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“A Queer Endeavor: Queering Leadership” With Dr. Bethy Leonardi and Dr. Sara Staley
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“Change Leadership: A Call for Courageous Action” with Dr. Jane Goodall | Video Playback
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“Connecting Generations” with Ruzena Bajcsy and Eshika Saxena | Video Playback
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“Conversations for Change” with Lisa D. Cook | Video Playback
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“Different Kinds of Minds” by Temple Grandin | Video Playback
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“Fostering a Culture of Respect, Inclusion, and Engagement” with Paul L. Marciano | Video Playback
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“Harnessing Power for Positive Impact” With Dr. Julie Battilana
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2016 NCWIT Summit Program
Download the printed program, containing detailed information about 2016 Community Award recipients, featured new resources, and more.Download PDF
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.
Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 NCWIT Summit Are AvailableDownload PDFEmail Us
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.