Founded in 2004, NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
NCWIT Pacesetters is a unique, fast-track program in which committed corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic leaders work across organizational boundaries to accelerate change that improves the meaningful participation of technical women, both within their own organizations and nationally.
Pacesetters use disruptive, innovative approaches to achieve measurable, two-year goals related to challenging stereotypes, releasing diversity data, and more.
Southern Connecticut State University, a flourishing community of more than 12,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved into a comprehensive university offering 116 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties. Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.