Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a non-profit focused on increasing women’s participation in technology, acknowledges a decade of leading change in computing at the 2014 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: "Practices and Ideas to Revolutionize Computing" in Newport Beach, CA from May 19 - 21, 2014 http://bit.ly/NCWIT-10th-NewportMay19-21.
The annual NCWIT Summit convenes more than 500 prominent social scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives to learn about groundbreaking research, share ideas, and gain inspiration for taking action in support of women and computing.
The event features a lineup of thought leaders and special guests including:
Maria Bello, Actress and Activist
Donna Brazile, Founder and Managing Director of Brazile & Associates, LLC
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation
Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America
Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Sony Brook University
Maggie Neal, Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at Stanford University
“NCWIT’s plan is to go out of business,” stated Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT. “Our job is done when we’ve closed the gap, filled the national need for women technologists, and empowered the U.S. workforce with the creative insights of women. This distinguished assembly of political and computing leaders will effect the change we hope to see with their insight, vision, and practical tactics toward retention, education, and advancement of women in technology.”
The 2014 NCWIT Summit will be streamed live at http://www.ncwit.org/livestream, provided by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The event is co-hosted by Qualcomm with additional support from Cox Communications, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Rapt Media, and MakerBot.
Diversity in computing expands the qualified pool and improves the bottom line. Find out more with NCWIT’s Fact Sheet available at https://www.ncwit.org/ncwit-fact-sheet.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT convenes change leaders and equips them with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at http://www.ncwit.org.
NCWIT receives significant financial support from Strategic Partners NSF, Microsoft, Bank of America, Google, and Intel, as well as from Investment Partners Avaya, Pfizer, Merck, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., AT&T, Bloomberg, and Hewlett-Packard. View all of NCWIT’s supporters at http://www.ncwit.org/about/supporters.