Women in Computing

Women in Computing (WiC) is a Northwestern community for women, non-binary, and trans-folk who are passionate about technology. We connect our members with professional opportunities and mentors, and help them develop technical and interpersonal skills through workshops and opportunities for leadership. These events help them foster a sense of belonging and solidarity, and leave them proud and excited to be women in tech.

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Each year we host and attend a variety of events to foster community, professional development, and mentorship. These include tech talks, general meetings, weekly hack nights, interview prep, and much more. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Each year we attend Grace Hopper, the world's largest gathering of women. This year, we organized group of over 50 women to travel to Orlando for the celebrations and proceedings. Thank you to McCormick for helping make Grace Hopper possible for WiC!

Hack Nights

NUWiC's hack nights are informal gatherings to work on projects, learn about different technologies or just to study with other students.

Tech Talks

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.

In an effort to showcase our members’ accomplishments and unique perspectives, we’d like to introduce our new photo campaign, Humans of WiC! Check out our previously featured members here.

Sabreen Ali

Junior | Major: Computer Science

“What is something you are really proud of?”

“Over the summer, I worked for a startup called HotPlate in the Garage's Summer Wildfire Program. With another developer (shoutout to Laura!), I built a React Native mobile application from scratch. This was an amazing experience in which I became familiar with new technologies and learned how to work more efficiently on a team. I'm very proud to say that HotPlate is now on the app store!”

#HumansofWiC

Laura Barrera

Internal President

Maggie Lou

External President

Anna Deng

Treasurer

Sabreen Ali

University Relations Chair

Tara Ramanathan

Corporate Relations Chair

Ankita Chowdhry

Programming Chair

Carolyn Henry

Historian

Jane Choi

Community Outreach Chair

Keren Park

Public Relations Chair

Suzy Lee

Tech Chair

Our members are eager to learn about career opportunities in tech and the technologies they’ll be using to build our future. Our 2018-2019 corporate sponsors include Google, IMC, CME group, Accenture, and Braintree, 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.


Download our Sponsorship Package

If you are interested in sponsoring us, please email our Corporate Relations Chair at tara.ramanathan2020@gmail.com.

Subscribe to our listserv: WOMEN-EECS@listserv.it.northwestern.edu.

Use our database to connect with WiC alumni and current WiC members! Click on the button on the right to enter your info into the database.