About Us

Women Working in Technology (WWiT) strives to promote and empower women in the field of technology. The foundations from which we operate are a focus on connecting, educating, and inspiring individuals in their educational and professional pursuits. WWiT’s members (women and men) work with girls in middle school and high school to encourage them to study STEM related fields, and with college students to support, educate and inspire them as they enter professional careers. We seek to act out our foundational goals with community outreaches, an annual conference for professional development, and monthly educational sessions for college students.

History

Established in 2008 by the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, The WWiT initiative is also supported by the College of Communication, Information, and Media. In addition to the generous support from CICS and CCIM, WWiT has gained other generous sponsors who align with our core values. It is our goal that together with our sponsors, WWiT can encourage current technology professionals and impact the professionals of the future.

Leadership

Kirsten Smith

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Kirsten D. Smith is the Associate Director, Technology Officer and Labs Manager at the Center for Information  and Communication Sciences (CICS) at Ball State University. CICS is a graduate program at the intersection of technology and business. Kirsten is on the Leadership Board of Indiana National Girls Collaborative Project, a  STEM out of school experience for girls and on the leadership committee of Indiana’s Million Women Mentors movement.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Conference Team

WWiT Conference Team 2016-2017

Women Working in Technology Subcommittees

Conference social media: Chiedza Mawema, Megan Roche, Deja Studdard

Conference sponsors: Victoria Bishop, Sophie Guetzko, Heather Vaughn, Jackson Warren, Katelyn Zehner

Conference registration: Bonnie Greene, Alison Lytle, Erica Stevens, Pavani Pothuraju

Lunch N Learns: Nate Atkinson, Natalia Nazareth

Undergraduate outreach: Natalia Nazareth, Chelsee Purvis

WWiT Website: Brennan Bookmyer, Samaria Chicas, Pavani Pothuraju, Megan Roche, Heather Vaughn