Women in Computing

Resources for Women in Computing

The IEEE Computer Society provides many online resources to aid Computer Society women to reach their goals and advance their careers.

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IEEE Potentials
Computer Girls, Dinner Planning & my Miracle Machines 

By Susan K. Land

IEEE Potentials - May / June 2014 issue

Stephanie White

Dr. Stephanie White to receive the 2013 Divisional Professional Leadership Award

For inspiring women to study and work in STEM fields, and for leadership in diversity initiatives

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Jane Prey

As a member of the group's Educational Activities Board and Membership and Outreach Board of the IEEE Computer Society, she works to promote awareness of the profession and encourage girls and young women to pursue computing and engineering careers. Read more

Trailblazing Women in Computing


IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

This IEEE group helps to promote and support IEEE female members in the engineering and scientist professional fields through award recognitions, (STAR) programs, events, networking, career advancement and affinity groups. The IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. View ebook (Women in Computer Science, starts on page 97).

Women in Computing Recognized by the Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society recognizes outstanding work by computer professionals who advance the field through exceptional technical achievement and service to the profession and to society.

Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

This institute's mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology in the world. They offer various programs design to help industry, academia and government recruit retain and develop women technology leaders. ABI raises the level of recognition and networking for women through awards and events. They create communities to help women connect and share various topics of interest such as the Systers listserv. ABI also affiliates with various organizations that provide services to technical women.


ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

This center inspires women to choose careers in Information Technology. NCWIT's Alliances work through workshops, research, and publications to provide their members with tools to increase girl's and women's participation in IT. NCWIT connects from K-12 and higher education through industry and implements best practices for recruiting, retaining and advancing women in technology.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

This is a standing committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its purpose is to increase participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine through their workshops, data researchers, policies and global affairs.


Re:Gender is a network consisting of more than 100 U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers in the United States; however they have a global reach allowing them to keep their network informed of new debates, policies and practices with the ultimate goal to make this world a more equitable place for women and girls.

Women in Technology

This is a membership organization that provides networking support to women in the technology community by developing strong relationships, professional growth and creating new opportunities. They use a variety of programs, interest groups, committees, publications, awards, and special events.


MentorNet is the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science. It's a non-profit organization that provides a mentoring network to advance women and underrepresented individuals to obtain a diversified global workforce. Their communities include: One-on-One E-Mentoring Programs, MentorNet E-Forum, Resources and a Resume Database.

Tech Bridge: Encouraging Girls in Science, Technology and Engineering Careers

The mission of Techbridge is to introduce girls to technology, science and engineering through hands-on projects, career exploration opportunities, and academic and career guidance. Techbridge offers after-school and summer programs to reach young girls from 5th to 12th grades.


This link will take you to the O'Reilly Women in Technology, a community where women express different challenges and their contribution to society in the technology field. O'Reilly's members maintain these communities open to any subscribers with a desire to share different topics of interest.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

AWIS is a membership based organization advocating the interest of women in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Their members are connected though a nationwide network of chapters and partnership with other professional organizations. Some of their benefits include career enhancement, coaching programs, workshops, and online communities.

Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN)

WEPAN is a publicly accessible website that provides information related to women in engineering and professional networking for registered users (no fee required). Users have access to catalogs and resource links, online professional communities and special online events such as webcasts and webinars.

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) - EngineerGirl

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created this fun website EngineerGirl dedicated for young girls to learn and explore the engineering field. The goal is to encourage girls to participate in different projects and activities while in high school that will prepare them for college, particularly in the engineering profession. The site provides links to scholarship information, engineering careers, profiles of women engineers and a forum where girls can interact directly with engineers - all available in one user-friendly website.

Singularity University (SU)

Based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley, Singularity University assembles, educates, and inspires leaders who understand and develop exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. The university hosts a Women's Forum (event.pingg.com/women-frontier) featuring top women entrepreneurs, humanitarian, innovators, scientists and techies to hear their voice on issues relevant to our future.


The website is a community that encourages young women to change the world through their engineering and science skills, while showing that interdisciplinary interests and individuality help inspire innovative solutions to benefit individuals, the community and the environment. Team based projects from around the globe are profiled as well as outreach events to help mentor other young students to pursue engineering and science careers.

Women IEEE Fellows

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
Fellow Statistics - Women Elevated (PDF, 13 KB)


WISE helps organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM subjects as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers.

SWE | The Society for Women Engineers

SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

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