WIT collaborates with professionals, companies, and communities to help women in technology of all ages and stages -- from the classroom to the boardroom — by providing a variety of leadership development, technology education, networking, and mentoring opportunities for women and girls.
The three main pillars of focus for our non-profit are WIT@work, WITonCampus, and WIT4girls.
WIT@Work focuses on technology professionals and those interested in technology careers. We offer networking and support in a safe environment to provide education, awareness & collaboration with the result of retaining professionals in technology-focused careers.
WIT@work operates in South Central, Southeast, and Northeast WI. More than 300 technology professionals have joined as members of WIT Wisconsin, for information on how to do this, see the members tab.
WIT@work events - See "events" tab to learn more and register for upcoming WIT@work events.
Each of the three regions has a WIT@work chair:
Northeast Wisconsin - Nancy Coonen
Southeast Wisconsin - Jodi Murawski
Southcentral Wisconsin - Susannah Barnes
WITonCampus clubs are student organizations designed to give women pursuing any career an opportunity to discover all careers available in technology. WITonCampus's Professional Connection Program supports female college students in exploring technology career opportunities. A professional is paired with a student for three months and they work together to accomplish a goal set by the student. Learn more - WITonCampus Overview
Each of the three regions has a WIT on Campus chair:
Northeast Wisconsin - Steph Van Handel
Southeast Wisconsin - Susan Wagner
Southcentral Wisconsin - Mel Gillen
WIT4Girls is designed to excite, inspire and engage young women with technology. Through positive female mentorship, WIT4Girls helps girls see how their innovative ideas can lead to limitless opportunities technology careers.
WIT4Girls has built a reusable curriculum to help spread the word. Girls from many Wisconsin school districts have participated in the WIT4Girls Club and the Girls Who Code Club.
Each of the 3 regions has a WIT4girls chair:
Northeast Wisconsin: Kim Cannon
Southeast Wisconsin: Tracy Mueller
Southcentral Wisconsin: Erika Ferrell