IU Women in IT

Welcome to the website for IU Women in Information Technology (IUWIT), an affiliate of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT). We are a staff-led organization dedicated to the professional development of women in IT. We’re glad you’re here! 

Upcoming Events

February 8, BTAA WIT Virtual Conference

Please join us for Lead From Where You Are, the first virtual conference sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT (WIT) peer group. The conference will include two keynote speakers, as well as a panel of three women at different stages of their IT careers.

The virtual conference is free and all are welcome to attend.

Maureen Biggers, director of Indiana University's Center of Excellence for Women in Technology will serve as one of the keynotes, discussing inclusive work practices and unconscious bias. 

Ana Hunsinger, Vice President Community Engagement, at Internet2 is the other keynote. She will discuss championing women in IT. 

The Career panel speakers include Diane Dagefoerde (Ohio State), Kaylah Norris (Rutgers) and Laura Farvour (University of Minnesota).

Please RSVP online

Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 1:30  – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Where: 
IU Bloomington: 
CIB Wrubel Commons
IUPUI: IT-303
IUN: Hawthorn Hall 105
IUSB: NS0069B
IUK: Havens Room in the Main Building
IUPUC: LC 2205
IUE: WZ  120
IUS: Knobview 014-E

This workshop is sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT group with local support from IU Women in Technology (IUWIT) and the IT Leadership Community. 

Mission

Indiana University Women in Information Technology desires to become a recognized and respected professional association for female staff and faculty working in information technology across all IU campuses. IU Women in IT seeks to provide professional networking opportunities; an open forum to raise issues and concerns impacting women in IT careers; advocacy and encouragement; and pathways to professional development. Our goal is to further the IT profession and grow opportunities for women, while paying-it-forward with service and mentoring.


History

Indiana University Women in Information Technology was founded in summer of 2012 and was the brainchild of Megan May, a University Information Technology Services (UITS) staff member. It has hosted numerous professional development and networking events since its founding. Although founded as a staff organization for women, IUWIT welcomes students, faculty, and all genders at its events.


Who can join?

IUWIT operates on a “big tent” model. It is an open membership organization with no dues or fees. Anyone who wishes to be involved with IUWIT’s activities can sign up by joining the listserv.  It is open to all Indiana University campuses, and encourages staff, faculty and students to engage with the group. We are affiliated with CEWiT (Center of Excellence for Women in Technology), and current CEWiT members are certainly invited to join IUWIT.


What do you do?

Each academic year, IUWIT offers a book discussion group, networking opportunities, mentoring, and a professional development event. In addition, the organization runs social media sites to help connect women in the IT field. Events that are physically held at one campus will be livestreamed to all other campuses, with IUWIT coordinators hosting each livestream room.


How is it structured?

The governing structure of IUWIT is a steering committee of UITS staff members. The steering committee meets regularly via videoconference to plan events.


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