Women in Computing
Several projects were funded by the National Science Foundation to encourage women to participate in science and engineering. This report details projects undertaken to help improve the number of women through a change in education policy and pracice.
A website designed by the Information and Communications Technology Council to offer students insight on the IT field. Highlights careers, trends, and innovations available in technology.
A community of women who seek to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women. They host workshops and host award banquets to celebrate women in technology. The institute is the host of the Grace Hopper Conference.
ACM-W, with funding from Wipro Technologies, provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. Exposure to the CS research world can be an important factor in encouraging a student to continue on to the next level.
Canada Learning Code aims to ensure that all people in Canada - particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth, and newcomers - have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.
CRA-WP's mission is the increase the success and participation of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in computing research and education at all levels.
At least three awards, each in the amount of $2500, will be awarded annually to the women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.
Network. Educate. Mentor. Hosts regular events, seminars and social functions to provide members annd volunteers with real opportunities to gain exposure to an industry that otherwise can seem intimidating and confusing. Women in Communications and Technology runs regular workshops, seminars and events to educate and empower women in the technology sector. Women in Communications and Technology members are invited to apply to join our 6-month mentorship program. Aimed at women entering or re-entering the work-force, it is designed to help women who need career guidance.
Through international and local activities and chapters, educational outreach, recognition of leading women in CS, cooperation with other organizations, and the dissemination of information via newsletters, blogs, and reports, ACM-W promotes the growth and development of women seeking to attain careers in computing.
An organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels. CRA-W sponsors a number of activities focused on helping undergraduates and graduate students succeed in CSE fields/research careers.
A non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology. SCWIST promotes participation and advancement through education, networking, mentorship, collaborative partnerships and advocacy. Members enjoy opportunities to volunteer, network and engage in professional development.
BC's leading resource for women entrepreneurs, offering skills development, business loans, free business guidance, business resources, mentoring, networking and events.
SFU's Women in Computer Science website.
The Vivien M. Srivastava Fund’s mandate is to help increase participation of women in science through alleviating financial hardships and supporting career-planning events for graduate and post-doctoral researchers in UBC Science.
Women in Communications and Technology is the only Canadian coast-to-coast non-profit organization that inspires and supports women to achieve their highest career potential in Canada’s digital economy through professional development, mentorship, advocacy and research. Since 1991, WCT has worked to close the gender gap, promote female leadership and advance diversity across a range of industries including information, communication, media and technology.
Indigenous persons in computing
An Indigenous-led not-for-profit working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have the tools, education and support to thrive in the digital age.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
LGBTQ+ persons in computing
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. With almost 90 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
In 2016, Venture Out started as Canada’s very first LGBTQ2S+ inclusion nonprofit organization for early-stage professionals in tech & entrepreneurship. Our platform strives to bring people together to talk about the world’s biggest problems addressed through the lens of equity & justice. Our goal is to empower people to take ownership of our future and rewrite the narratives of what is possible. We believe boldness, understanding, curiosity, and respect across difference is critical to reaching that goal.
Out in Tech is a non-profit that unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We do this by creating opportunities for our 30,000 members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change. We envision a tech industry where LGBTQ+ people are empowered, well represented, and have full agency, from intern to CEO.
Start Proud facilitates the professional development of LGBTQ+ students as they transition from school to career in order to build a national network within the LGBTQ+ community.