Each year we attend Grace Hopper, the world's largest gathering of women. This year, we organized group of over 70 women to travel to Orlando for the celebrations and proceedings. Thank you to McCormick for helping make Grace Hopper possible for WiC!
NUWiC's hack nights are informal gatherings to work on projects, learn about different technologies or just to study with other students.
We host a variety of talks with different members of the faculty, the wider Chicago area, as well as Northwestern alum each year.
Each year in the spring we host a whiteboarding campaign, where we take pictures of students and faculty showing their support for diversity in STEM.
We give our members the opportunity of mentorship from other WiC members, providing them with academic and professional guidance.
Our annual spring banquet is a celebration of our members' achievements and allows us to connect with other members, Northwestern faculty, and our corporate sponsors.
Year: Junior | Major: Computer Science
“I love being on the Bhangra team. We practice 4 times a week, and it's truly a workout. Apart from this, dancing Bhangra allows me to reconnect with my Indian heritage despite being far from home. I have made some of my closest friends being on the team, it's like a family. I'm super proud of the set we perform at the end of the year; it's nearly 7 minutes of Bhangra (which is a lot of jumping and squatting!). The music is great, the energy is awesome, and I get to dance with people I love :)”
Our members are eager to learn about career opportunities in tech and the technologies they’ll be using to build our future. Our 2017-2018 corporate sponsors include Google, IMC, CME Group, Braintree, Vantiv, and Booz Allen Hamilton, and our partners range from Apple to Microsoft. Partnering with our sponsors, we’ve hosted tech talks, panels, on-site visits, and roundtables, where industry representatives discuss everything from specific engineering roles to the exciting innovations that are pushing their industries forward.
WiC is the only women-focused technology group on campus. There exist few other opportunities for sponsors to both recruit talented candidates and support an important cause that is improving the tech community for all. With your support, we can hold more community-building internal events and extend our resources to girls at local high schools and middle schools. One event at a time, you’ll help us make the tech industry a more inclusive and welcoming community.