Women in Technology
Women in Technology @ Pace (WIT@Pace) was created with the mission to empower women to pursue STEMC education and professions. Despite holding almost half of all jobs in the US economy, women hold less than 25% of STEMC jobs—a disparity the WIT@Pace initiative aims to overcome.
At Pace, the Seidenberg School has consistently advanced and supported technology education for women since its inception in 1983. We seek to advance this legacy through the creation of a robust academic and supportive living environment on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus, where we will inspire, nurture, and sustain a passion for STEMC among young women who will become tomorrow’s technology leaders and innovators.
To ensure the success of this specialized program, we will seek support and collaboration from individual, corporate, foundation, and community partners to provide female students with various resources and support systems. To facilitate a strong start to this initiative, we propose the development of outreach programs that introduce STEMC in the community, with a key focus on low-income and minority high school girls.
STEM Women Achieve Greatness (SWAG)
STEM Women Achieve Greatness (SWAG) is a program led by committee members from Women in Technology. The mission is to get girls from grades 6–12 interested in STEM education and activities.
The program is made possible through generous sponsorships from corporations, Women in Technology, and the Women in Technology Education Foundation.
Disclaimer: This program is supported by GE Capital. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of GE Capital.