According to a recent study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), gender diversity benefits businesses in several ways:
Gender-balanced companies perform better financially, particularly when women occupy a significant proportion of top management positions and demonstrate superior team dynamics and productivity.
Studies report that gender-diverse technology organizations and departments produce work teams that stay on schedule and under budget and demonstrate improved employee performance.
IT-oLogy WISE (Women in Information Technology Science and Engineering) is a program dedicated to increasing the number of women in the IT talent pipeline. Through outreach, events and networking, WISE connects and engages the IT ecosystem promoting opportunity, creating visibility and interest in IT careers for girls, college women, and advancing women in the IT profession.
WISE initiatives span the IT-oLogy continuum:
PROMOTE IT (K12)
TEACH IT (Post High School/Higher Education)
GROW IT (IT Professional).
WISE connects and engages with businesses and educational institutions to grow the pipeline of female IT talent. Outreach initiatives include annual scholarships to high school females planning to study in STEM disciplines, hosting the annual National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) NC and SC Aspirations in Computing Awards that recognizes girls in grades 9 – 12 for their outstanding accomplishments in IT, provides mentorship opportunities for middle school, high school and college females, and works closely with women’s groups in colleges/universities.
WISE engages, informs and connects the business community and provides professional development and networking opportunities through LeadHERship Events, and NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards. WISE engages with leaders, influencers and innovators, providing relationship building and peer connection opportunities.
To get involved or for more information, contact us here.