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...

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

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

Cathy Hawley

Cathy Hawley

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

Dalene King

Dalene King

Dalene King is a Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at...

Amy Gurley

Amy Gurley

Amy Gurley is the global program lead for Bank of...

Lee Wills-Irvine

Lee Wills-Irvine

Lee Wills-Irvine leads Global Diversity & Inclusion at Qualcomm. Her...

Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

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

Jane Margolis

Jane Margolis

Jane Margolis is a Senior Researcher at UCLA Graduate School...

Emmanuel Schanzer

Emmanuel Schanzer

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

Linda Ott

Linda Ott, PhD

Dr. Linda M. Ott received her PhD in computer science...

Telle Whitney

Telle Whitney

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

Scott McCrickard

Scott McCrickard

Scott McCrickard is an Associate Professor in the Department of...

Renee Fall

Renee Fall

Renee Fall is project manager of the Commonwealth Alliance for...

Eric Bradford

Eric Bradford

Eric T. Bradford is the Managing Director of the Information...

Tracy Camp

Tracy Camp

Tracy Camp is the Department Head and Professor of Computer...

Sharon Simmons

Sharon Simmons

Sharon Simmons is the Computer Science Department Head at James...

Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

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

Martha Kosa

Martha Kosa

Martha Kosa has been a faculty member in the Department...

Shalini Kesar

Shalini Kesar

Shalini Kesar is Associate Professor in Information Systems, department of...

Elsa Macias

Elsa Macias

Education: Ph.D. Policy Analysis, Arizona State University Areas of Expertise:...

Sapna Cheryan

Sapna Cheryan

Dr. Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of social psychology...

Brenda J. Allen

Brenda J. Allen

Brenda J. Allen (PhD, Howard University) is a former Vice...

Deborah Keyek-Franssen

Deborah Keyek-Franssen

Watch Deborah Keyek-Franssen’s Summit interview here Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Ph.D. is...

Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black...

Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan is the President and CTO at NCWIT. Her...

Cameron Wilson

Cameron Wilson

As Director of Public Policy for ACM, Cameron Wilson develops...

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...

Wendy Hawkins

Wendy Hawkins

Wendy Hawkins is Executive Director of the Intel Foundation.  The...

Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith

Stacy L. Smith’s research focuses on children’s responses to mass...

Michael Lach

Michael Lach

Michael Lach is the Director of STEM policy and Strategic...

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

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

Lynette Kvasny

Lynette Kvasny

Lynette Kvasny received her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from...

David Evans

David Evans

David Evans has taught two large open courses for Udacity, including...

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is a leading researcher in the...

Jan Cuny

Jan Cuny

Since 2004, Jan Cuny has been the Program Officer for...

Mike Younkers

Mike Younkers

Mike Younkers, Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco’s US...

Eileen Sweeney

Eileen Sweeney

Eileen, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led the Motorola...

Ben Eater

Ben Eater

Ben Eater is the Lead Exercise Developer at Khan Academy,...

Jean Sammet

Jean Sammet

Jean E. Sammet is a retired computer scientist and programmer...

Carleen Beste

Carleen Beste

As manager of Corporate Citizenship, Carleen Beste is responsible for...

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams is a computer science undergraduate at Iowa State University....

Matthew Blakely

Matthew Blakely

Born and raised in and around Chicago, Matt Blakely has...

Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi is the co-founder and president of Code.org. A Harvard...

Tony Hey

Tony Hey

As Vice President in Microsoft Research, Tony Hey is responsible...

Paula Golden

Paula Golden

As Executive Director of the Broadcom Foundation and Director of...

Alvaro Monge

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

Rebecca Dohrman

Rebecca Dohrman

Education: Ph.D. Organizational Communication, Purdue University Areas of Expertise: Qualitative...

Sheryl Sorby

Sheryl Sorby

Sheryl Sorby is Visiting Professor in the Engineering Education and...

David Neal

David Neal

David is a social and behavioral psychologist specializing in behavior...

Colleen Lewis

Colleen Lewis is the McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of Computer Science...

Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella

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

Kyla McMullen

Watch Dr. Kyla McMullen’s Summit interview here Dr. Kyla McMullen...

Richard Ladner

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

John Paxton

John Paxton received a B.S. degree in computer science from The...

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...

Ann Lorbes

Ann Lorbes

Ann Lorbes serves as the lead for Diversity and Inclusion...

Janice Zdankus

Janice Zdankus

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

Cameron Fadjo

Cameron Fadjo

Cameron Fadjo, PhD is the Founder and CEO of the...

Ruha Devanesan

Ruha Devanesan

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

Heather Pon-Barry

Heather Pon-Barry

Heather Pon-Barry is a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of...

Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Dr. Chris Stephenson is the Head of Computer Science Education...

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...

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.

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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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