Thirty years ago, over 37% of Computer Science degrees were awarded to women. Today, that number has dropped to 18%. This decline is reflected in the technology workforce, where only one in five software developers are women. Even though teenage girls use computers and the Internet at rates similar to their male peers, girls are five times less likely to consider a tech-related career.
At WiTS, we believe that encouraging women to pursue technological fields of study is not only valuable, but necessary. We aim to create a supportive community for female students at Western who are studying or interested in Computer Science and Software Engineering.
Meet industry professionals and learn about new technologies at our invited speaker talks
Create an app for web or mobile at one of our hack nights - or come work on an assignment
Learn how to cater your resume towards tech companies at our career sessions
Stay informed about opportunities for women in technology
Fill out your information to be a part of the women in technology community at Western.
We'll keep you updated with opportunities and invites to upcoming events.
By becoming a sponsor, you will be helping us in our mission to create a supportive community that encourages women to pursue roles in technology. 100% of sponsorship funds goes towards workshops, networking events, hack nights, career/internship sessions, and other related events. The past year of events have proven to be very successful, with large turn outs that included women who aren't in science-based majors, and we have received great feedback from attendees. Help strengthen the community we have built and showcase your company's support.
Contact our Sponsorship Coordinators, Jasmine, Amanda and Annie to express your interest.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team, suggest events, partner with us, sponsor an event, or say hello. We look forward to hearing from you!
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