2017 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT

Where Conversations Lead to Change

The NCWIT Summit is the world’s largest annual convening of change leaders focused on significantly improving diversity and inclusion in computing. Educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists from across industries and disciplines (both men and women) participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity. NCWIT is the trusted source for research-based strategies that facilitate reform in computing classes and technical organizations; the Summit sets the stage for NCWIT member representatives, notable field experts, and renowned guests to present and learn about leading-edge practices, to network and form partnerships, and to provide encouragement and inspiration for one another.

“I always learn from both presenters and other attendees -- either a new perspective on something I'm struggling with or a new idea about how to tackle different challenges. [NCWIT challenges] me to think differently and act differently... It's also a very engaging conference; we don't just sit back and listen, we work.”

Speakers

Renee Fall

Renee Fall

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

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Tracy Camp

Tracy Camp

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

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Shalini Kesar

Shalini Kesar

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

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Elsa Macias

Elsa Macias

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

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Wendy Hawkins

Wendy Hawkins

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

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Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith

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

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Lynette Kvasny

Lynette Kvasny

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

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David Evans

David Evans

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

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Jan Cuny

Jan Cuny

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

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Mike Younkers

Mike Younkers

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

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Ben Eater

Ben Eater

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

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Jean Sammet

Jean Sammet

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

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Carleen Beste

Carleen Beste

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

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Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams

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

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Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi

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

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Tony Hey

Tony Hey

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

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Paula Golden

Paula Golden

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

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Rebecca Dohrman

Rebecca Dohrman

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

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Sheryl Sorby

Sheryl Sorby

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

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David Neal

David Neal

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

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Colleen Lewis

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

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Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella is the Content Director for the National Center...

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Kyla McMullen

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

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John Paxton

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

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Mo Fong

Mo Fong

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

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Ann Lorbes

Ann Lorbes

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

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Ruha Devanesan

Ruha Devanesan

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

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Matt Wallaert

Matt Wallaert

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

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Mizuko Ito

Mizuko Ito

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

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Moritz Hardt

Moritz Hardt

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

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Cynthia Solomon

Cynthia Solomon

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

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2017 NCWIT Summit Program

Download the printed program, containing detailed information about 2017 Community Award recipients and more.

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2017 NCWIT Summit Supporters

We would like to give a huge thanks to 2017 NCWIT Summit Silver Sponsors Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor and Johnson & Johnson, Bronze Sponsor Ernst & Young LLP, as well as Woot Math for providing financial support.

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