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.

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