Related Organizations

African-American Women in Technology: A Decatur, Ga.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support, and advancement of black women in information technology.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): The AAAS was founded in 1848 and presently has enrolled about 132,000 scientists, engineers, science educators, policy makers and others interested in science and technology. AAAS publishes a weekly journal, SCIENCE, which carries news and reports on groundbreaking research as well as broader issues.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW): Dedicated to removing barriers blocking women from full equality. Create opportunities for women and girls, to take local and national action on priority issues, develop lifelong interests, leadership skills, and friendships.

The American Astronomical Society (AAS): Major professional organization in North America for astronomers and other scientists and individuals interested in astronomy.

Anita Borg Institute For Women and Technology: The Palo Alto, Calif.-based institute's mission is "to increase the impact of women on technology, in education, design, development, deployment, and policy; increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of all women; and help communities, industry, education, and governments accelerate and benefit from these increases."

Coalition to Diversify Computing: The Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC) is a joint organization of the ACM, CRA and IEEE-CS. CDC seeks to develop a diverse community of professionals that can effectively meet the computing demands of an evolving society. CDC projects target students and faculty with the expressed intent of increasing the number of minorities successfully transitioning into computing-based careers in academia, federal laboratories and industry.

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA): Recommends to AAS Council practical measures AAS can take to improve status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into their field.

American Business Women's Association (ABWA): Brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations, provides opportunities to help selves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): Builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic arenas. Professionals become within the Indian community.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): International scientific, educational organization dedicated to advancing art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving professional and public interests by fostering open interchange of information and promoting highest professional and ethical standards.

ACM Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W): Mission is to improve environment for women in computing, in academia and in industry, by encouraging more girls to pursue math and computer science, providing mentoring and role models of women in computer science, bringing forth often overlooked achievements of women in history of computing, gathering and analyzing statistics on women in computing, and providing mechanisms for education of society and support groups for women in computing and other related issues.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC): A national, nonprofit, professional organization for individuals with an interest in information technology. AWC is dedicated to the advancement of women in the computing fields, in business, industry, science, education and government. Annual dues are approximately $42 and entitles members to job resources, newsletters, membership directories, scholarships, and mentoring.

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG): Enhances opportunities for women in geosciences, offers educational programs for both women and men, field trips to areas of geologic interest, and networking opportunities.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM): A national organization whose purpose is to encourage women to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS): A particularly good organization for those of us who straddle another field such as biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy and computer science.

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Caltech's Women's Center

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW): Devoted to service, research, and advocacy. Long history as model of comprehensive, university-based women's center. Sponsors year-round calendar of programs, events, and a full range of services, including counseling, internships, scholarships, and library services. Also sponsors research focusing primarily on roles of education and work in lives of women, and has a number of publications available.

Center for Women and Information Technology
The Center's web site includes a very extensive collection of news articles concerning women and IT as well as announcements of conferences and calls for papers, links to women-related web sites focusing on Science/Technology, on Internet Information, and on resources for girls, information about women-related email lists in Science/Technology, and a vast collection of web-based syllabi for women- and gender-related courses, including courses focusing on women and science/technology.

Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE): CEOSE is a Congressionally-mandated advisory committee to the National Science Foundation.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR): Public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in impact of computer technology on society.

The Computing Research Association (CRA): Represent and inform computing research community and to support and promote its interests. CRA seeks to strengthen research and education in computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policy maker understanding of importance of computing and computing research in society.

GirlGeeks: Founded in 1998 in San Francisco, this organization "provides jobs, high-quality career training, and motivational services and products for women using IT to prosper and grow." It also offers a mentor-match program along with many other professional resources.

Girls Incorporated: National youth organization dedicated to helping girls become strong, smart and bold. Innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and aim to prepare them to lead successful, independent and complete lives.

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP): Dedicated to the establishment of the highest professional standards in the Information Processing industry. ICCP promotes these goals, along with our 22 constituent societies, by offering the most widely recognized certification examinations in the profession.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): World's largest technical professional society, IEEE focuses on advancing theory and practice of electrical, electronic and computer engineering and computer science, through conferences, symposia, local meetings and publishing.

IEEE Committee on Women in Engineering: Purpose is to gather and disseminate information regarding status of women for, by, and on behalf of women in engineering and science, to encourage participation of women in IEEE, to enable mentoring and education programs within IEEE and to make available information regarding gender related educational issues that may improve the entry into, and the retention of women in engineering programs, and to address ways to improve the climate for women in IEEE and the workplace.

Women in Technology International (WITI): Rapidly growing association of more than 6,000 members, 95% of whom are professional women working in technology organizations. Dedicated to increasing number of women in executive roles, helping women become more financially independent and technology-literate, encouraging young women to choose careers in science and technology.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE): Largest businesswomen's organization in the US. Professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace through education and networking. NAFE functions to support women in business and to help them succeed in achieving career goals and financial independence through education, networking and public advocacy.

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.: Enhances value of nation’s human capital in engineering and science by increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate education. Offers financial support for graduate study, mentoring and professional development training, academic enhancement programs, and numerous publications and videotapes to aid students in preparing for graduate study.

The National Organization for Women (NOW): Goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. Activities and stands are often unorthodox, uncompromising and before their time. Uses traditional and non-traditional means to push for social change. Extensive electoral and lobbying work and lawsuits. Organizes mass marches, rallies, pickets, counter-demonstrations, non-violent civil disobedience and immediate, responsive actions.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP): Goals include dialogue with professional organizations, disseminating information, improving our members' employment and professional environment, opposing anti-gay discrimination and stereotypes, educating the gay, scientific, and general communities.

NCWIT : The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in information technology (IT).

Professional and BusinessWomen of California (PBWC): Catalyst for creating environment that consistently generates, finds and provides tools, access and connections women need to realize their dreams. Annual conference (attended by 4,500) and educational programs for women.

SC Broader Engagement Program: A concerted effort by both IEEE and ACM to promote computation among underrepresented groups.

Small Business Administration: Information relevant to small business.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE): Non-profit educational service organization of graduate engineers and men and women with equivalent engineering experience.

Systers Electronic Mailing List: Systers is a private, unmoderated electronic mailing list intended to allow professional women in the field of computing (including technical positions, industry, academia, or government) to discuss issues of mutual interest

TAP: The Ada Project Tapping Internet Resources for Women in Computer Science

UC Davis Center for Women in Engineering: Provides support and encouragement to women enrolled in engineering, encourages young women to pursue math and science courses during pre-college years, and researches social and institutional barriers that inhibit women from becoming engineers and persevering in engineering courses.

WebGrrls: Founded by Aliza Sherman in 1995, this well-known organization now has chapters across the world and abundant networking opportunities for women in new media. Listservs and face-to-face chapter meetings are offered.

WICSE is an organization for all women graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of California in Berkeley . We meet every Friday at noon for lunch, and maintain several ongoing projects, such as running a Big Sister program for new women grad students.

Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN): Provides greater access for women to careers in engineering. By assisting colleges and universities to establish innovative programs or expand existing programs, WEPAN has had a significant impact on increasing the number of women engineers in the United States.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at Texas A&M University is an organization of graduate students, staff, and faculty from various science and engineering backgrounds. This group was created to address the specific problems that often face women in non-traditional fields.

Women in Technology: This Washington, D.C., regional association offers women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. WIT recently started a formal mentoring program for members.