The mission of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative is to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. Through strategic initiatives and purposeful integration with key institutions and program in the city of New York, WiTNY targets high school girls getting ready for college, undergraduate and graduate women, preparing them to secure a rewarding and lucrative position in the technology industry.
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WiTNY at Cornell Tech
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Cornell Tech, CUNY, and Founding Partner Verizon Announce Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY Initiative
Innovative New Computer Science Curricula To Be Piloted Across CUNY Campuses
New Scholarship, Internship, and Community Programs to Support College-Bound and College-Aged Women Interested in Tech Careers
NEW YORK CITY – Cornell Tech, The City University of New York (CUNY), and founding partner Verizon Communications today announced a new tech education initiative targeting young women in the undergraduate and graduate school pipeline that aims to increase the number of women working in technology. While the number of women attending college increases, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the percentage of women who graduate with degrees in technology-related disciplines is less than 1%. In fact, as the tech job market booms, the percentage of computer science degrees awarded to women has declined by 19% over the past 30 years. The new Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY (WiTNY) initiative will provide the access, incentives, and support needed for girls and women to succeed in the tech industry. With Verizon as the founding partner, a growing list of companies are sponsoring the initiative including charter member Accenture as well as Citi Foundation, IBM, Xerox, JPMorgan Chase, and Grand Central Tech. Read More