Women in Technology International

Women in Technology International (WITI) is a non-governmental organisation promoting the achievements of women in technology[1] and extending support, opportunities, and inspiration.[2][3] It was founded by Carolyn Leighton in 1989[4] as the International Network of Women in Technology.[5][3] It was renamed to the WITI Professional Association in 2001 when it acted as a trade association for women in technology.[1]

It is known for producing the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame which inducts women who have made a significant contribution to technology.

Started from an email group in 1989, by 2012 the group had grown to 2 million people and become a leading organisation for women in technology.[6] The 2014 WITI 25-year conference Powering Up! included speakers such as Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX.[7] In 2017, Randstad Technologies announced a partnership with WITI to address gender underrepresented groups in the workplace and encourage girls and women to pursue technology education and careers.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "About - WITI". WITI. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  2. ^ Inc, InfoWorld Media Group (1994-10-17). InfoWorld. InfoWorld Media Group, Inc.
  3. ^ a b "(PDF) The Inter-American Year of Women: LACCEI Recognizing Successes and Challenges in Gender Equity and Equality in Engineering Education in the Americas". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  4. ^ "Carolyn Leighton has made a business out of pushing more women into tech". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  5. ^ "Workplace diversity resources". Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  6. ^ Lukas, Ivo (2012-06-12). "Top Five Women Tech Organizations: Building Networks and Bridging the Gap". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  7. ^ "Overview - WITI's Women in Technology Summit: Powering Up! - June 1-3, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA". www.witi.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  8. ^ Technologies, Randstad. "Randstad Technologies announces partnership with Women in Technology International". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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