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Organizations (National)
Ada: Femmes et nouvelles technologies/Brouwen en nieuwe technologieen
A Belgian government project on women and technology, available in French and Dutch

African-American Women in Technology (AAWIT)
AAWIT is an organization dedicated to the education, support and advancement of African-American women in the field of Information Technology. Their target audience includes women who are actively looking for training and career advancement opportunities, networking resources, emotional and moral support. The group consists of women at all age and education levels.

American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Women
The charge of the CSWA is to recommend to the AAS Council practical measures that the AAS can take to improve the status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into this field.

ACM Committee on Women in Computing
The mission of ACM-W is to engage in activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. This includes promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in CS such as mentoring or role modeling, monitoring the status of women in industrial and academic computing through the gathering of statistics, providing historical information about women's accomplishments and roles in CS, and serving as a repository of information about programs, documents and policies of concern to women in CS.

American Association of University Women
AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nationally recognized organization that provides platforms allowing women's voices, ideas and spirits to influence technology. Its mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, to increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of the world's women, and to help communities, industry, education and government benefit from these increases.

Archives of Women in Science and Engineering
The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering seeks to preserve the historical heritage of American women in science and engineering. To do this, the Archives solicits, collects, arranges, and describes the personal papers of women scientists and engineers as well as the records of national and regional women’s organizations in these fields.

Association for Women in Computing
The Association for Women in Computing is a non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information and technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields. AWC's purpose is to provide opportunities for professional growth through networking and through programs on technical and career-oriented topics.

Association for Women in Science
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a nonprofit organization established in 1971, dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. AWIS has over 5,000 members in fields spanning the life and physical sciences, mathematics, social science, and engineering.

Australian Computer Society - ACS Women
The objectives of ACS-W, endorsed by the National Council of the ACS, include promoting development and implementation of strategies to encourage the entry, development and retention of women in the ICT profession in Australia, developing and implementing strategies to encourage recruitment, development and retention of women members of the ACS, and to prepare policy and position papers related to the participation of women in the Australian ICT profession.

Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering
Cambridge AWiSE is a British, multi-disciplinary membership organisation composed of individuals, businesses, associations, institutions and other organisations, all of whom share the common goal of advancing the interests of women in science, engineering and technology (SET).

Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. As an independent, nonprofit membership organization, Catalyst conducts research on all aspects of women’s career advancement and provides strategic and web-based consulting services globally. Catalyst seeks a world that supports and encourages every woman in her career aspirations and places no limits on where her skills and energy can take her.

Center for Women and Information Technology
The Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT), established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in July 1998, is dedicated to providing global leadership in achieving women's full participation in all aspects of information technology (IT). Women's participation in IT will strengthen the workforce, raise the standard of living for many women, and help to assure that information technology addresses women's needs and expands the possibilities for their lives. The site points to other UMBC collections on women, including a frequently-updated list of gender-related electronic forums and women-focused net information.

Cisco Learning Institute (CLI) Gender Initiative
Promoting a greater understanding of women in IT and bringing them additional opportunities for inclusion in the workplace worldwide through marketing materials and outreach programs in high schools, colleges & universities and community organizations. This project seeks ways to increase females’ access to IT training and career opportunities, beginning with the Cisco Networking Academy? Program.

Coalition to Diversify Computing
The CDC focuses on increasing the visibility of minorities and providing networking opportunities for minority researchers, faculty, and students in computer science and engineering. It is a joint organization of the ACM, CRA, and IEEE-CS.

Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
The Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) was established in 1991 as a standing committee of the National Research Council (NRC). CWSE’s mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science and engineering.

CRA Committee on the Status of Women
The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computer Science and Engineering (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.

Digital Eve
DigitalEve is a global, non-profit organization for women in new media and digital technology. As a women-focused and community-based organization, DigitalEve draws upon the collective strength of its rapidly growing worldwide network of local chapters to create a united voice that recognizes and emphasizes the influence of women in the field of new media technology - at all levels of involvement, ages, cultures, and abilities. DigitalEve dedicates itself to encouraging women and girls to make the most of information technology.

Digital Sisters, Inc.
Digital Sisters is an organization that provides technology education and enrichment for young girls and women of color. It offers programs that help women to become fluent users and inventors in technology areas, and to develop stronger community networks, particularly with the traditionally underserved. They also offer program planning and technology curriculum development for the local community, learning centers and schools.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Women and minorities are underrepresented in technology-related careers. Lackof access, level of math and science achievement, and emotional and social attitudes about computer capabilities may be some of the factors that cause women and minorities to avoid high-tech careers.

European Network of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
WiTEC (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) is a group of organizations representing twelve European countries. The non-profit European association was formed in 1998 and supports a variety of projects that aim to increase the participation of women in science, engineering and technology.

Expanding Your Horizons Network
The Network is a non-profit membership organization of educators, scientists, mathematicians, parents, community leaders, and government and corporate representative. The mission of the Network is the promotion of the continuing development in mathematics and science of all people,.with a particular emphasis on the needs of women and girls. Our primary goal is to increase the participation, retention, and advancement of girls and women in mathematics, science, technology and engineering through the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics (EYH conferences).

Female Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Although women still face gender discrimination in the workplace they have made great strides in representation at the highest levels of business. Others have struck out on their own, becoming successful leaders of industry and innovative entrepreneurs and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. This site links to some great articles on some of the female leaders of the world.

Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
ITAA is committed to Building a larger, more diverse IT workforce

LinuxChix was started to give women who use Linux a comfortable environment in which to discuss the OS they love and to create a community that encourages and helps new users.

MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups. Founded in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated protégés from many of the world's top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry and academia. In addition, the MentorNet Community provides opportunities to connect with others from around the world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science.

Nasa Quest > Women
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. The Women of NASA interactive project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers and demonstrates how these women balance personal and professional responsibilities. The main components of the project are the interactive events which include live chats, forums, and webcasts and offer participants the opportunity to dialogue with the featured mentor.

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science is dedicated to integrating women into the full range of trades, technology and science careers in which they are underrepresented: from engineer to police officer, pilot, automotive technician, electrician and web master, and more. See especially their free clipart and photographs of girls and women in nontraditional professions.

Once and Future Action Network
The Once and Future Action Network (OFAN) is an international network of gender, science and technology organisations which calls attention to women's contribution to people-centered and environmentally sustainable approaches to science and technology.

Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. Its mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

A community for technical women in computing that began in 1987 as a small mailing list for women in "systems". It was founded by Anita Borg and is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

The International Organization of Pakistani Women Engineers
The International Organization of Pakistani Women Engineers (IOPWE) was founded in August 1995 with a mission to dispel the myths surrounding the roles of Pakistani women in our communities.

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is a national, leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

Third World Organization for Women in Science
The Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental body based at the offices of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy. Its objectives include strengthening research efforts and training opportunities of young women scientists working and living in Third World countries and increasing the scientific productivity and efficiency of women scientists in the Third World.

Washington Research Institute (WRI)
Washington Research Institute (WRI) conducts research, development, and training in education and the human services focusing on the needs of children and families. The major goal of the Institute is to improve the quality of life for children and families, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, minority groups or who have disabilities. We seek to pose and answer questions that will produce effective practices and realistic policies for minority populations.

Webgrrls International
Webgrrls International provides a forum for women in or interested in new media and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn the skills to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world.

Wired Woman Society
The Wired Woman Society, based in Canada, supports and encourages women to explore opportunities in Information Technology, and to build careers that help women shape the growth and development of the Information Age. They have chapters in all major Canadian cities, and they provide networking opportunities, career resources, community and academic presentations, role-modeling and mentoring. Their web site also publishes periodic articles in e-zine form.

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN)
WEPAN is an organization that initiates and supports a variety of projects to promote the academic and professional development of women in engineering. Some of their activities include assisting in program development and recruitment/retention initiatives; conducting surveys and compiling data/statistics on women in engineering; serving as a clearing house for related information and resources; and organizing an annual conference. They also work closely with women in engineering/science programs on several university campuses.

Women in Global Science and Technology
Women in Global Science and Technology facilitates global networking among women scientists and technologists on critical issues in science and technology for development. One of the main goals of WIGSAT is to promote international collaboration and coalition building among women scientists and technologists (both formal and nonformal) around the world, for policy advocacy and action which recognises and supports women's contributions to S&T for development.

Women in Science (WIS)
A newly organized site from Carnegie Mellon's Mellon College of Science which includes biology, chem, etc.

Women in Technology International
Founded in 1989, WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

Women's Engineering Society
A British organization with the goal of promoting the education, training and practice of engineering among women. WES was formed in 1919 when women engineers were a new breed in a male dominated environment. Because of their own sense of isolation, early members wanted to help women engineers to meet and exchange ideas on common interests, training and employment. In that first year the Society's Journal The Woman Engineer was published, appearing regularly ever since.

WomenTechWorld (Women's Technician Club)
An organization that aims to connect women in tech careers by providing biographies, stories, e-mentoring information, a message board, and more.

WorldWIT (Women in Technology)
A global, online community for women in technology. WorldWIT provides a free, friendly resource for women in the form of information and advice from other members of our community. It operates more than 50 email lists around the globe.

Organizations (Universities and Colleges)
Association for Women in Computing - University of Maryland
The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) at College Park, MD is a group of women in the CS department who are interested in encouraging women to enter this area of study and to join the ranks of women in the Computer Science field. In present years the number of women in the field has been declining. It is our purpose, through the establishment of a support system including mentoring, group tutoring, and study group formation, to end this decline.

Center for Women in Science and Engineering - University of Washington
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is a university-level program housed within the Diversity and Student Services, designed to increase the recruitment and retention of women of all ethnic backgrounds in science and engineering (S&E) and to create an academic and social climate at the UW which is conducive to both men and women in S&E at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Women In Computer Engineering (TWICE) - The Ohio State University
On September 9th, 2003 Microsoft donated a pool of desktop and handheld personal computers to the Women in CS in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at The Ohio State University (OSU). These resources formed the foundation of a The Women In Computer Engineering Collaborative for Applied Software Technology (TWICE), where women would develop applications utilizing Visual Studio.NET. The mission of TWICE is to encourage and retain women students in Computer Science by providing them with unique opportunities to explore and use new technology, work on real world industry analysis projects, and contribute technical expertise and service to the community.

Women in Computer Science - Brown University
Women in Computer Science (WICS) was formed by female undergraduate students at Brown in the late 1980s as an affinity group of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). The goal of WICS is to encourage women at all levels to pursue their interests in the field of Computer Science. WICS works to this end through various mentoring and outreach programs, and their website has useful links.

Women in Computer Science - Stanford University
WICS is an organization within the Stanford Computer Science Department whose purpose is to support and promote women in Computer Science by encouraging discussion and raising awareness of the issues they face. WICS serves to bring women together who share common interests, concerns, and ambitions. The WICS mentoring program is aimed at providing a social network and environment of understanding and support for students facing the unique cultural issues associated with being a female in Computer Science today. In addition, WICS organizes a lecture series featuring women in Computer Science telling the stories of their research and academic passions in the context of their lives as students, academics, and women in Computer Science.

Women in Computer Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Women in Computer Science (WCS) student organization at UIUC's CS Department is dedicated to supporting the efforts of young girls and women interested in learning more about CS.

Women in Computer Science - University of Pennsylvania
Women in Computer Science @ the University of Pennsylvania aims to support and promote women in computer science by raising awareness about the issues they face and fostering communication.

Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering - UC Berkeley
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@SCS - Carnegie Mellon University
The Women@SCS Advisory Committee consists of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty within the School of Computer Science of Carnegie Mellon University. The Committee was created in 1999 with the hope of establishing strong communication lines among the growing CS community of women at Carnegie Mellon. It gives younger women an opportunity to learn more about the possibilities in their future and explore the true breadth and scope that the field encompasses. Regular members are encouraged to share their wisdom and experiences. All four years of the undergraduate level are represented, and most graduate branches within the School have at least one member. The diversity of the group fuels discussion, yet the common elements bring members to a level upon which all can relate.