Women Working in Technology (WWiT) is an initiative of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and receives support from the College of Communication, Information and Media at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Formed in 2008, WWiT promotes and supports technology careers for individuals in high school and beyond. For example, our annual conference brings together high school students, college students, and technology professionals for a day of networking and learning.
Since 2008, CICS has recruited support and sponsorship for its WWiT initiative from generous organizations including the Lumina Foundation, Interactive Intelligence, Best Buy, Cisco, Six Feet Up and charitable alumni. These sponsors made it possible for students to attend the conference at no cost and allow professionals to attend at a reasonable cost.
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 International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) and Chair of the Advisory Board.
Maria Strauss is the President of Women Working in Technology and a graduate assistant for the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in photojournalism also at Ball State University.
If you are interested in getting involved as a professional, student or mentor, please email: Kirsten Smith at email@example.com or call 765-285-3762.