Women Working in Technology (WWiT) strives to promote and empower women in the field of technology. We work with girls in middle school and high school to encourage them to enter technology related fields, and with college students to support, educate and inspire them as they enter professional careers. The foundations from which we operate are a focus on connecting, educating, and inspiring individuals in their educational and professional pursuits. The success of women in technology fields is not solely dependent upon women, so the awareness and involvement of men is imperative. We endeavor to act out our foundational principles with community outreaches, an annual conference for professional development, and monthly educational sessions.
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.
Kirsten Duesterdick 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 board of the Leadership Board of Indiana National Girls Leadership project, a STEM out of school experience for girls.