Girls in Technology will be at the USA Science & Engineering Festival and is Looking for Volunteers!
Girls in Technology will have a booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, being held from April 6th - April 8th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This amazing event, the largest STEM festival in the country, is a unique opportunity for GIT and WIT to reach tens of thousands of children in the metro DC area, and their parents. Are you interested in being apart of this great opportunity to get the word out about our Girls in Technology and STEM for Her Programs? We are in need of volunteers to help staff our booth and the GIT Experience! Click here to find out more and to submit a volunteer application!


Interested in Getting More Involved with WIT? Now is your Chance - Apply to be a WIT Leader!

Women in Technology is accepting applications for many different leadership positions for the 2018-2019 WIT year, which begins in July. Check out the variety of Board and Leadership Positions!If you are interested in taking a leadership role with WIT, you will expand your skill set by taking on active management of programs and people, and you will connect with other enthusiastic and committed members of the Board and Leadership team. Leadership Candidates should be WIT members in good standing and should have a demonstrated committment to WIT, an ability and willingness to devote the time and energy to the position, and have demonstrated leadership skills, as well as collaborative and group communication skills. Click here to find out more about the positions available. Ready to get involved? Click here to apply!



As a supporter of inclusion and gender diversity, please check out this upcoming event from one of our sponsors, Grant Thornton!
The 12th annual Washington Women Speak! – an inspiring and enriching event that brings woman’s real world experiences to light. A breakfast and panel discussion, Washington Women Speak! is designed to bring together professional women and men to discuss how our values and cultural experiences impact our work, our personal lives, and our communities.

The theme for this year’s event is A Seat at the Table: Making Room for Women in Leadership. Check out the speaker line up:  

  • Kim Drumgo, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, AICPA
  • Ricci Mulligan, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Brianne Nadeau, Member of the Council of the District of Columbia  
  • Returning moderator Francis Rose, host of Government Matters on Washington, DC's WJLA/ABC 7 and News Channel 8. 

Reserve your spot today! Hope you will join together with hundreds from across the Washington, DC area for this year’s event.

When: March 22, 2018 8 a.m – 11 a.m
Where: National Press Club, (529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.)


Calling all Entrepreneurs and Team Leaders!
Do you have the next disruptive technology but not sure how to gain attention for your new company?  Are you a leader of a multigenerational team that seems to have diverse goals?  Do you want to take your managerial skills to the next level?  WIT invites you to participate in a Foundations of Generative Leadership three-and-a-half day workshop in Reston, VA from March 22-25, 2018.

WIT members have been offered a $400 savings off the regular rate.

Some of the takeaways include:

  • 9 moves you can make that takes a conversation to action
  • 3 things to listen for to know you have commitment
  • 5 elements of trust

Learn more and Register today!

Girls in Technology Committee is in Search of Volunteers to Support Many of its Programs

Communications Coordinator (1 or 2)

  • Responsible for managing GIT's social media (GIT blog, Facebook, Twitter and Linked in). Coordinate content for social channels based on GIT program and communications committee input.

The same or a second person is needed to:

  • Lead development of bi-weekly WIT Wire content, program promotional materials (ability to use graphics and layout pages in an appealing way a BIG plus) and write and coordinate blog posts. Manage archive of materials including photos and videos.

These are critical, hands-on roles for GIT!

Day of Event Volunteers (10-20)
Help with important hands-on tasks the day of an event. Our Volunteer Coordinator will communicate with you before and after events to make sure you know where you are needed and that your experience was satisfactory. Needed for event Feb. 22nd through mid-April.

CyberPatriots Program is seeking…

Committee Chair

  • Responsible for organizing volunteers who support school-based CyberPatriots teams. Ensure teams have mentors and know about available resources. Recruit team mentors. Lead STEM Trek planning, coordination, and marketing and communications including coordinating activities from STEM-serving opportunities.

Poolesville HS group mentor

  • Responsible for understanding the tools provided by the CyberPatriots program (about 4 hours) and meeting with girls twice a month for 2 hours each time (often between 3-6pm on weekdays and some weekend time) in addition to interacting with girls twice more per month remotely. A working knowledge of computers and familiarity with operating systems and computer networks is recommended. Mentors need not be cyber experts. An interest in education and some ability to teach young people is required

Mentor-Protégé Program is seeking...

Protégé Liaison (1) - Coordinate communications to protégés, walk them through getting started and answer questions as they arise. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

Outreach Liaison (4) - Coordinate communications to schools and other external organizations who might benefit from having girls involved in the program. Needed Feb. 5th through mid-April. Primarily email. Phone calls at your discretion; take/make calls or handoff to another team member.

STEM Experience Coordinator (2) - Responsible for outreach to coordinate internships, tours, job shadowing, lunches, hosted events/panels for DC, MD and VA Mentor/protege programs. Develop applications and coordinate STEM experience with participants and experience providers. Mostly remote work (email and phone-focused communications).

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, contact Paula Prettyman,


STEM for Her is looking for A Sustaining Sponsors Chair!
STEM for Her is looking for a volunteer to lead our sustaining sponsors program. We developed the program in 2017 and have a list of prospective sponsors. The Chair of the committee would have a sales or sponsorship background that feels comfortable doing unsolicited outreach to corporations and following up as one would do in a typical sales process. The Chair would also provide mentorship and advise to the committee members on how best to approach companies and manage the metrics for outreach, response, follow up, etc.

The Leadership Awards Committee Is Seeking Volunteers!
The WIT Leadership Awards Committee is seeking volunteers to help plan and prepare for the 19th annual Leadership Awards Gala, being held in May 2018. Anyone interested can check out the Leadership Awards page for more information or contact Melissa Mulé at

Communications Committee is Looking for Volunteers!
Join this committee to help us promote the WIT brand. We would love to have women interested in writing blog content, doing some light graphic design, helping with social media content, etc.  Contact Communications Chair Carrie Drake at for more information.

Programs Committee Request for Volunteers
The WIT Programs Committee is looking for a few great women who want to pay it forward with their creative, technical, and marketing skills while also adding to their professional knowledge and personal network.  Contact Program Chair Irene Lane, for more information on current needs.