Building a Community of Technical Women: The power of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award in Underrepresented Communities
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM | Houston: GRB - 370CF | Diversity & Inclusion
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award has recognized over 12,000 technical women and adopted them into a nation-wide community where members are eager to support each other and see the next generation of young women succeed. Research shows that providing cohesive communities like these is critical to producing an inclusive environment where all underrepresented students thrive and feel connected. Participants will learn how they can encourage high school women to apply for the AiC Award and why supportive communities are so important to recruiting and retaining underrepresented students in computing and technology.