The mission of the Center for Advancing Women in Technology (CAWIT) is to increase the participation of women in technology, from campus to career.
Our Technology Pathways Initiative (TPI) brings together university faculty and tech industry leaders to develop new interdisciplinary computing degree programs and to educate more women innovators for the Digital Age.
Bridge the Gap
The Workforce Gap
By 2026, the U.S. will have 900,000 computing job openings, but only 450,000 CS Bachelor’s graduates to fill them
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Gender Gap
Women earn 58% of college degrees, but only 18% of CS degrees
TPI: the 2X Solution
The Technology Pathways Initiative (TPI) aims to produce 2X more women graduates with computing degrees per year by 2020-21
- Technology pathways for college women
- University-industry partnerships
- New interdisciplinary degree programs
- New curricula and teaching methods
- Mentoring and internships