The Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS) was founded in 1994 and helps educators nationwide close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers, such as technology, the trades and law enforcement.
To accomplish its mission, IWITTS uses the following strategies to assist its clients and partners:
- Trainings and technical assistance for educators (both in-person and online)
- Multimedia resource publications for educators
- Website development, online community building, online training and other technical solutions
- IWITTS’ webstore, a central clearinghouse for products related to getting more women and girls into technology, trades and law enforcement occupations
- Multi-site national demonstration projects
- National research projects
- National and state policy work
IWITTS’s most recent project was the CalWomenTech Project, a $2 million National Science Foundation grant awarded in April 2006 to increase the enrollment and retention of women in two-year colleges. The Project was highlighted by the National Science Foundation in 2009 for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness.
Visit our websites:
www.iwitts.org Main website with many free resources.
www.womentechworld.org Collection of female role model biographies.