STEM Results Profile of the Day - National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 15, 2012
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.
Since its inception, NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing program has recognized more than 1300 young women throughout the U.S. and built a database of more than 7000 young women that self-identify as interested in technology fields. NCWIT’s Counselors for Computing (C4C) program has provided C4C kits to over 400 counselors, counselor educators, and teachers to date. The C4C program is on track to train and equip 1000 counselors by 2014. Since 2007, NCWIT’s Academic Seed Fund has awarded $365,450 in funding to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting and retaining women in computer science and information technology fields.