We envision a world in which women are fully represented—and thriving—as technological contributors, leaders, and innovators.
Closing the Gender Gap
The center’s mission is to substantially increase the representation of women majoring in computing across the United States. We do this by partnering with nonprofit colleges and universities with large computing programs (200 graduates or more per year) to implement evidence-based practices that support the recruitment, enrollment, and graduation of women majoring in computing.
To succeed, we seek partners that demonstrate a combination of three factors:
- Readiness. The unique characteristics of the institution align with the ambitious increase of representation of women.
- Level of commitment. Key institutional leaders are supportive and will participate in the initiative—a demonstrated dedication to making the center’s mission a reality.
- Urgency to act. Leaders are eager to implement the evidence-based practices in the near term.
How We’re Making an Impact
The center will provide grant funding and technical support to colleges and universities seeking to implement evidence-based best practices that have been shown to increase the representation of women in computing programs.
It is important that everyone feels like they are welcome in computing.”
Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean of Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Computing