Help support School of Informatics and Computing women for a career in technology! Your gift provides an opportunity for students to attend diversity conferences like Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
For all who want to create a more inclusive society.
The School of Informatics and Computing is dedicated to diversifying our student population and empowering women in technology. We are designated as a pacesetter for women’s participation in IT by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) – a designation we’ve held since 2008.
Our growth awarded us the inaugural NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Award in 2015 - recognizing our growth in women’s enrollment by 735% in introductory courses, 135% in declared majors and 185% in graduating women since 2009. Thanks to the support of donors like you, this growth allows us to provide greater opportunities – for all.
Megan Mullen, a junior in SoIC, describes her experience as “I have never been somewhere that so earnestly wants every single individual to succeed to the maximum possibility of their potential as SoIC. The administration works tireless hours at their jobs, and on extracurricular clubs and activities to see inclusion as an accessible construct if we only work and plan hard enough for it.”
For all who want to expand their horizons.
The School engages students in conferences that celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. One impactful conference our students attend is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute of Women in Technology every fall.
The women who attend this conference enhance their confidence. They have networking opportunities that result in internship and job offers. They develop their professional skills with the help of top IT professionals as mentors. They find a culture of support and comradery as they experience a defining moment in their college career.
Our students are empowered to create more for their current environment and for the future – for all.
In 2015, the School sent 54 women to this conference and it would not have been possible without donors like you. The School matches your Grace Hopper gift 1:1, dollar for dollar. You double your impact for all the women changing the face of technology.
Will you join us in supporting women in technology today by supporting the Grace Hopper Conference Support Fund?*
*Donations may also be used to support students attending other diversity-related conferences.
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