Advanced Hires and Tina Rock, a sponsor and volunteer of NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) Milwaukee, are proud to have participated in the 2019 Aspirations in Computing Awards. It was great to see so many wonderfully talented young women receiving recognition for their efforts and superb skills. What stood out was the amazing accomplishments these young women have already had in the world of technology.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. To date, more than 12,000 women have been honored with the Award for AiC.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1100 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. NCWIT believes that inspiring more women to choose careers in IT isn’t about parity; it’s a compelling issue of innovation, competitiveness, and workforce sustainability. In a global economy, gender diversity in IT means a larger and more competitive workforce, in a world dependent on innovation, it means the ability to design technology that is as broad and creative as the people it serves.
Advanced Hires remains committed to promoting diversity in IT, especially among women, and in strengthening the skills and dreams of the young students who are the members of the future generation of IT. A special thanks to Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer at Navistar, who was the Keynote Speaker and who spoke to the young women about pursuing their passions and not giving up on their dreams.