The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (ACCESS): Access Computing helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields, and works to increase the capacity of post secondary institutions and other organizations to fully include students with disabilities in computing courses and programs.
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.
ACM Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W): 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
Black Girls Code: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
Blacks in Technology: a tech focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology. Blacks In Technology’s mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and media.
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW): Devoted to service, research, and advocacy. Sponsors year-round calendar of programs, events, and a full range of services, including counseling, internships, scholarships, and library services.
Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT): CMD-IT is the national Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology that is focused on the following under-represented groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and People with Disabilities.
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 Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI): The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) was as a grassroots effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who pursue and complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) areas.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR): Public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in impact of computer technology on society.
GirlGeeks: 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 African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS): serves as a national resource for all African-American computer science students and faculty. The objective of iAAMCS is to increase the number of African-Americans receiving Ph.D. degrees in computing sciences, promote and engage students in teaching and training opportunities, and add more diverse researchers into the advanced technology workforce.
IEEE Committee on Women in Engineering: s the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
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, 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.
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.
National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT): A coalition of ~900 member organizations, who are prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women’s participation in information technology (IT).
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.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.
Out In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Inc. (oSTEM): a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. With more than 50 chapters across the country oSTEM is dedicated to advocating for the need of LGBTQA students in the STEM fields, by providing members mentorship connections, networking opportunities, strategic collaborations, and professional/leadership development.
Professional and Business Women of California (PBWC): Catalyst for creating environment that consistently generates, finds and provides tools, access and connections women need to realize their dreams.
SC Broader Engagement Program: A concerted effort by both IEEE and ACM to promote computation among underrepresented groups.
Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE): Non-profit educational service organization of graduate engineers and men and women with equivalent engineering experience.
STC Broadening Participation (IEEESTCBP): The Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation is an IEEE organization working to broaden participation in the computing sciences. We provide a social platform to enable like-minded people to discuss and promote topics and ideas about BP.
Systers Electronic Mailing List: Systers is a private 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.
The Ada Project (TAP): a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing. TAP serves primarily as a collection of links to other online resources, rather than as an archive. TAP includes information on conferences, projects, discussion groups and organizations, fellowships and grants, notable women in Computer Science, and other electronically accessible sites.
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.
WICSE: 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.
WISAY: Women in Science At Yale (WISAY) is a campus-wide network of scientists (a group of over 400 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs)across many scientific disciplines at Yale University. This forum provides the opportunity for Yale scientists to meet with leading women scientists from Yale and around the country. WISAY is dedicated to promoting the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), supporting women scientists, and advocating for gender equality in all fields.
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): 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.
Women in Technology International (WITI): An association of more than 6,000 members, 95% of whom are professional women working in technology organizations. Dedicated to helping women advance by providing access to – and support from – other professional women working in all sectors of technology. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.