Learn about all the groups, conferences, and scholarships for women in technical careers. Also find more information on famous women in computer science.
Association of Computing Machinery - Women in Computing - ACM-W celebrates, informs and supports women in computing, and works with its community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.
Association for Women in Science - AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
Center for Women and Information Technology - Established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in July 1998, is dedicated to providing global leadership in achieving women's full participation in all aspects of information technology (IT).
Computer Research Association's - Women in Computing Research - The goal of the CRA is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering research and education at all levels.
Institute for Women in Technology - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology was founded in 1997 by renowned computer scientist Anita Borg.
Stemming - Online community for women and girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Dot Divas - Sponsored by WGBH and ACM, Dot Diva aims to create an exciting and positive image of computing for high school girls.
Google Code University - Provides tutorials and course materials in various computing technologies, including Android, algorithms, and systems.
MIT Open Courseware - Real MIT course materials from almost all departments, not just computer science. Many are similar to courses offered by Northeastern.
Famous Computer Scientists
Frances Allen - Winner of the 2006 Turing Award.
Anita Borg - Founder of the the Institute for Women in Technology.
Ada Lovelace - Widely credited with being the first computer programmer.
The Ada Project - Famous Women - A collection of biographies of famous women in mathematics and technical fields.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The GHC Conference is the world’s largest gathering of technical women in computing.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship - Awards up to $10,000 to an entering senior undergraduate or graduate student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or another technical-related field.
Association for Women In Science Educational Foundation - Offers various scholarships to women going for their PhD as well as high school seniors in the science field.
Microsoft Scholarships - Microsoft offers a special scholarship to women in the technical profession.