Welcome!

Welcome to the website for IU Women in Information Technology (IUWIT), an affiliate of the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology. We are a staff-led organization dedicated to the professional development of women in IT. We’re glad you're here!

Mission & structure

Indiana University Women in Information Technology desires to become a recognized and respected professional association for female staff and faculty working in information technology across all IU campuses. IU Women in IT seeks to provide professional networking opportunities; an open forum to raise issues and concerns impacting women in IT careers; advocacy and encouragement; and pathways to professional development. Our goal is to further the IT profession and grow opportunities for women, while paying-it-forward with service and mentoring.

The governing structure of IUWIT is a steering committee of UITS staff members. The steering committee meets regularly via videoconference to plan events.

Who can join?

Indiana University Women in Information Technology was founded in summer of 2012 and was the brainchild of Megan May, a University Information Technology Services (UITS) staff member. It has hosted numerous professional development and networking events since its founding. Although founded as a staff organization for women, IUWIT welcomes students, faculty, and all genders at its events.

What we do

Each academic year, IUWIT offers a book discussion group, networking opportunities, mentoring, and a professional development event. In addition, the organization runs social media sites to help connect women in the IT field. Events that are physically held at one campus will be livestreamed to all other campuses, with IUWIT coordinators hosting each livestream room.

Partnerships

Indiana University Women in Technology partners with both the IT Leadership Community (ITLC) and the B10 Academic Alliance Women in IT (WIT) Peer Group. 

ITLC is a group of like-minded professionals at Indiana University with leadership training (both formal and informal) and an interest in continuing the growth of leadership in themselves and other IT professionals at IU. The community coordinates events and other resources with IUWIT for the important relationship of leadership and women in IT.

Previous collaborations between IUWIT and the B10 WIT Peer Group have included an annual virtual IT conference featuring keynote speakers representing Indiana University, discussing such topics as inclusive work practices and unconscious bias.