Join WIT WBO and YP SIGs for Launch Your Start-up: An Entrepreneur Development Seminar on Feb 28th!
Join the WIT Women Business Owners Special Interest Group (WBO SIG), and Young Professionals for an evening of designing your start-up idea and entrepreneurial networking. During this interactive and dynamic seminar, you will be guided through the A, B, C’s of how to launch your start-up idea. As an important piece of your entrepreneurial journey, you will identify your value proposition, leverage your network to create your (MVP) minimal Viable Product and walk away with a strategy for launch. Register Here!


2019 Innovators' Showcase - Call for Abstracts Now Open!
Submit an abstract to present your IR&D projects with national security applications at the 2019 Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Innovators’ Showcase. Held in partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, this event exposes key S&T and procurement officials from across the DOD and IC to bleeding-edge innovations from industry and academia. Since 2010, the Innovators’ Showcase has given academia and the private sector an opportunity to present independent research and development initiatives with national security applications to key S&T and procurement officials from across DOD and the IC.

Up to 24 submissions will be selected for inclusion in the Innovators’ Showcase, taking place May 2 in McLean, VA. Presenters at this one-day exhibition will deliver brief, 8-minute pitches to more than 70 senior government S&T leaders, whose mission and application needs may provide future funding opportunities.  Abstracts should be one-page, unclassified and nonproprietary. Download the Call for Abstracts (pdf)

The submission deadline is COB on Monday, March 4, 2019.


Girls in Technology is Looking for Mentors for its Mentor-Protégé Program!
Calling all #WomenInSTEM, your advice will inspire! WIT’s Girls In Technology (GIT) program is looking for professional women to join us as a mentor for our 2018-2019 STEM mentoring program at any one of our three locations: Maryland (Shady Grove/Rockville), DC, and Northern Virginia (Reston). GIT inspires and prepares high-school girls for long-term success in science, technology, engineering, and math careers through our flagship mentor-protégé program.

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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!

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.

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, [email protected].