Uniting women in technology. Inspiring a new generation of tech-savvy women!
The IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology addresses the global need to increase participation of women at all stages of their involvement in technology-related fields through research collaborations, education, mentoring, and community building. The interdisciplinary, unified approach to this center serves as a national model to encourage, empower, and promote women in technology and computing-related fields at IU and across the region.
Knowing more about technology opens up a world of opportunities for women. It touches all fields, disciplines, and careers through creative, collaborative problem solving that helps women make a difference.
We’ve made it our job to prove to IU women the benefits of knowing tech skills. That they belong in tech-related fields. And that the best way to transform the world and inspire change is by developing and using their tech savvy. As a Pacesetter for the National Center for Women in Information Technology, IU joins major corporations and universities in responding to the national call to increase the meaningful participation of women in computing and IT.
Right now, women make up only 27 percent of the technology workforce and less than 20 percent of college students graduating with a technology-related degree. So, not only are women missing out on a large number of stable, high-paying jobs, the world is missing out on the innovative solutions that would come about if the genders were more evenly represented.
This website is one way we’re helping to turn the tide.
We’ve also created student, faculty, and staff alliances devoted to the pursuit of promoting high-tech women. These groups will hold networking events, host professional development seminars, and give the women of IU a host of opportunities to connect and build a community that promotes the meaningful engagement of women who tie technology to their passions.
Together, we can help ensure women have a seat at the table in every technology venture. Join us today.