San Antonio Area Aspirations Award
Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. Since 2007, NCWIT has inducted more than 2,500 young women into the Aspirations in Computing community and is helping to usher these women into technology careers.
SAWIT believes that by bringing a Aspirations regionally, we will not only help create a community for our young talent, but will also help build the pipe for our thriving businesses. The Alamo Area Aspirations group supports high-school girls in the San Antonio and surrounding counties including Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Guadalupe, Hayes, Hildago, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.
SAWIT has partnered with Texas State University, USAA, Rackspace Hosting, Digital Defense, Teri Jackson, and Vicki Chadwick to sponsor the Alamo Area Aspirations Award. We had recognized 21 high school girls in 2014, 25 female high school students in 2015, 39 students in 2016, and our application period for 2017 will open on September 1, 2016.
To apply go to Aspirations.
Award Ceremony (2017):
- Date: TBD
- Location: TBD
If you are interested in joining the Aspirations planning committee or supporting the Aspirations program with in-kind, monetary donations, or scholarship funding, please e-mail us about the Aspirations program.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers. NCWIT has a series of programs and initiatives geared toward upholding the goals of the group, including Aspirations.
Thanks to our past sponsors
Digital Defense, Inc.