More than 160 NCWIT research-based resources raise awareness, increase knowledge, and build capacity for individuals and organizations to reach out to critical populations and implement systemic change. NCWIT provides resources for reform at every level K-12, postsecondary, industry that are attractive, easy-to-use, free, and available in both electronic and print formats.
This Guide was created to support the use of evidence-based interventions by change leaders. It can help researchers to avoid jargon and communicate effectively. This resource is intended to help readers design an overall communication strategy. Steps include identifying goals and philosophy, deciding whether to translate at all, carefully analyzing specific audiences, and based on these, developing a user-centered communication strategy.
Set of eleven TECHNOLOchicas 3.0 11×17 posters.
This report, sponsored by NCWIT, adds to the relatively limited research studying patterns of women-founded, venture-backed startups. While others have tended to look at topline aggregates of venture deals and funding amounts by the gender composition of founding teams, researchers for this report track first financings (initial venture investments), examining first financings by founder gender over time, by industry, and across U.S. metropolitan areas. Outcomes for women-founded companies versus non-women-founded firms are also compared.
Modern Figures Podcast ( guest stars Black women in computing who share their stories and perspectives on technical, societal, and personal topics. Geared toward women of color in STEM, especially high school and college students, the podcast also highlights the interestingly relatable, pivotal moments along their journey in computing.
Organize: Broadening Participation in Computing State Summit Toolkit
Advancing K-16 computing education in a state is a complex and collaborative endeavor. Computing education state summits are an important part of this process and can help to develop and advance a states strategy both for expanding computing education access and for broadening participation in computing (BPC). In particular, summits can promote equity and democratize change efforts by giving voice to all stakeholders in a collaborative and action-oriented environment.
Counselors for Computing (C4C): Collaborating for CS Equity and Access (Webinar)
Did you know some of your greatest allies in advocating for computer science (CS) might work right alongside you every day? CS educators across the nation are finding that collaborating with their school counselors yields positive results in directing students to viable education and career opportunities.
The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls and womens participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying areas for improvement.
Top 10 Ways Families Can Encourage Girls Interest in Computing
Technology is a fast-growing, high-paying, creative field. Here are 10 ways that you, as a family member, can encourage the girls in your life to study, and have a career in, computer science and related technology fields.
Los 10 mejores consejos para que la familia logre que las niñas se interesen en la computacin
La tecnologa es un campo de rpido crecimiento, con salarios altos y creativo. He aqu 10 consejos para que usted, como miembro de la familia, pueda estimular a las niñas a su alrededor a estudiar y a hacer una carrera profesional en ciencias informticas y tecnologa relacionada.
Computer Science Professional Development Guide
Three out of five schools in the U.S. do not offer computing courses that include programming or coding, yet we know that computing jobs are the way of the future. This computer science (CS) Guide not only empowers teachers, but also inspires students.
NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations.This attention-getting infographic summarizes who can get involved and the support that they will receive from NCWIT.
Women in Computing (WIC) groups on college and university campuses can help reduce feelings of isolation and increase a sense of community and belonging. They can also be places where members can discuss difficulties they encounter and strategies for addressing these challenges in the larger community. But sometimes, womens groups can also produce unintended consequences (e.g. convey the idea that women are a homogenous group or need extra help). Use the following tips to avoid these pitfalls and to ensure the success of your WIC group.
Schools across the country and around the world are working to increase access to quality CS education. But while CS classes and opportunities are expanding, too many students especially girls, Black, Latino and Native American youth feel like its not for them. As a result, the whole world misses out on the diverse perspectives needed to fuel innovation and drive change. The insights and tools in this kit will help ensure all young people understand the value of a CS education and feel welcomed and empowered to succeed.
This customizable PowerPoint presentation is an excellent resource for schools who wish to educate their community about computer science, to teach about the importance of diversity in CS education and to offer concrete strategies for making curricula and classrooms more inclusive to help close the gender gap in STEM and CS.
Computing Science Is for Everyone.pptx (8.7 MB)
Use this poster to spread the word to 9th-12thgrade women about the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).
The NCWIT Award for AiC honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Find out more at