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The Edge Program

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The EDGE Program is designed to strengthen the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. Increased diversity in the mathematics community will ultimately strengthen U.S. competitiveness in mathematics and science and allow people from all backgrounds and cultures to thrive, advance, and contribute to the profession.

Math Alliance

Phone: 765-494-1423 
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Our goal is simple: we want to be sure that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical science.

Our commitment is to build a national community of students, faculty, and staff who will work together to transform our departments, colleges, and universities into institutions where all students are welcome. Our mentors come from a variety of schools all over the country. What they all have in common is a commitment to our Alliance Scholars.

The International Association of Black Actuaries

PH: 860-906-1286

The International Association of Black Actuaries is a professional and student member organization whose mission is to contribute to an increase in the number of black actuaries and to influence the successful career development, civic growth and achievement of black actuaries. Our vision is to be the world's leading actuarial organization dedicated to influencing diversity by developing and recognizing the achievement of black actuaries.
The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) is a non-profit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with membership open to all persons interested in the mission and purpose of NAM which are: promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative (MSIDI) is a collaboration among the mathematical sciences institutes to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The Pacific Math Alliance

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Welcome to The Pacific Math Alliance. Our goal is to build a regional community of mentors that will help underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced study or a career in the mathematical sciences.

As one of the first Regional Alliances of the National Math Alliance and, consistent with its goals, we aim to increase the number of underrepresented minority students from our region who enter Ph.D. programs in the Mathematical Sciences, as well as to improve the quality of mathematical education provided to them prior to the Ph.D. program. We also focus on the critical transitions from high school to college and from community college to a four-year college, in addition to emphasizing the wide variety of career options that are available to math majors. 
For the past four decades, Professor Richard Tapia, a Rice University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering, and a 2011 recipient of the National Medal of Science, has led Rice’s efforts to prepare underrepresented groups for success in STEM fields. Under his leadership, Rice has significantly increased the number of minority students and women receiving doctorates in STEM subjects, and Tapia has spoken to almost a quarter-million students and professionals about underrepresentation and diversity around the United States. In addition, the center has provided training and guidance to over 6,000 college students and 2,500 K-12 teachers since its inception. All students should have opportunities to achieve their dreams, and the Tapia Center for Equity and Excellence in Education was established to do so. 

SACNACS

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PH:831.459.0170

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Founded in 1977, growing the AISES membership above our current 5,600 individual members is key to achieving our mission. AISES supports 220 affiliated pre-college schools, 197 chartered college and university chapters, 3 tribal chapters, and 18 professional chapters in the U.S. and Canada. We promote the highest standards of education and professional excellence to widen the STEM workforce and grow sector support. We highlight the geographic, economic, and social aspects of STEM education and careers.

In addition to awarding nearly $12 million and counting in academic scholarships, AISES offers internships, professional development and career resources, national and regional conferences, leadership development summits, and other STEM-focused programming.
CMD-IT programs are consistent with both aspects of our mission, to ensure that under-represented groups are fully engaged in computing and promote innovation that enriches these communities, to contribute to an effective workforce. The workforce includes academia, industry, government agencies, and non-profits.

CODE 2040

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Our mission is to activate, connect, and mobilize the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities, and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges.
We are a forward-looking social organization with research and learning woven into our DNA, tracing how people identify alongside demographic trends within the Canadian workplace to move employers from diversity to inclusion. Our mission is to help those we work with be inclusive, free of prejudice and discrimination – and to generate the awareness, dialogue and action for people to recognize diversity as an asset and not an obstacle. Our leadership came together from the corporate world with a shared goal of helping employers celebrate diversity and difference with a model that blends social impact and proven business tactics for inclusive work environments that mobilize the potential of individuals – and of teams.

Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc. (VoSNL)

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PH: 416 663 2530 

Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc. (VoSNL) is a charitable organization that aims to advance the educational achievements and positive development of youth from low-income and marginalized communities through meaningful engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and research.

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers "Diversity and Inclusion" Task Force

(Note this is one of a few different advocacy projects that the society works on -JP) DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Stereotypes, bias, and discrimination continue to impact the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) sector’s ability to attract and retain diverse talent. This has a negative impact on Canada’s success and competitiveness and is ultimately hindering economic growth and innovation. The engineering profession must become more diverse and inclusive to thrive. Engineers and engineering employers can have a larger impact by embracing all aspects of diversity dimensions, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, ability, geographic location, and engineering discipline. Focus for 2020-21: Developing and delivering a 5-part webinar series on leadership Promoting mental health and wellbeing (bringing experts to discuss wellbeing during COVID-19) Developing microlessons for DiversifySTEM
The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goals of NGCP are to: Maximize access to shared resources within projects, and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM. Strengthen capacity of existing and evolving projects by sharing exemplary practice research and program models, outcomes, and products. Use the leverage of a network and the collaboration of individual girl-serving STEM programs to create the tipping point for gender equity in STEM.

Association For Women in Science

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PH: 202-588-8175

A Global Network of 100,000 Members, Allies and Supporters We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

PH: 401-455-4042

Email: [email protected]h.org

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. The AWM currently has more than 3500 members (women and men) representing a broad spectrum of the mathematical community — from the United States and around the world! Since its founding in 1971 by a small but passionate group of women mathematicians, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has grown into a leading society for women in the mathematical sciences, and is one of the societies comprising the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences. AWM’s programs not only support those who participate in them directly, but also help influence the mathematics culture more generally, so that young women entering the field today encounter an environment that is more nurturing than that of the 1970’s and 1980’s. AWM has played a critical role in increasing the presence and visibility of women in the mathematical sciences in the nearly 50 year History of the AWM.

AWSN (Alberta Women's Science Network)

PH: 1-855-ORG-AWSN

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Our Mission: Enabling a culture of diversity and inclusivity through STEM Programs. AWSN acts as the platform that initiates or supports programs, partners and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM

Code to Inspire

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Code to Inspire empowers young women in developing countries to drive economic and social progress by teaching them how to code, find programming jobs and launch technology ventures. Code to Inspire (CTI) was established in 2015 starting in Afghanistan as the first coding school for young women by Computer Science Professor and former refugee Fereshteh Forough. Supported by organizations and individuals committed to the advancement of women in technology, the nonprofit training program has taught 150 young women how to code, build mobile apps and games. Over 70% of graduates have found work, earning above-average wages in their country.

Girlsstart

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PH:512-916-4775

Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart aspires to be the national leader in designing and implementing innovative, high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to transform our world. Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.

Girls Who Code

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Girls Who Code is an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission. We acknowledge that historical and institutional barriers—particularly racial bias and discrimination—play a role in the widening gender gap in computer science and who has access to opportunities in these fields. Girls Who Code focuses our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields, specifically girls who: Come from underrepresented minority groups, including African American/Black, Hispanic or Latina, Bi/ Multiracial, Native American/Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; Come from low-income backgrounds, specifically free and/or reduced lunch eligible; Have had a lack of exposure or access to computer science. Girls Who Code acknowledges and values the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin, and religious/spiritual identities. Girls Who Code welcomes into our community and programs anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be in a female-identified environment.

Stem For Her

PH: 703-794-2125 [email protected]

STEM for Her, formerly known as Women in Technology Education Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, based in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. area that promotes education to create awareness, excitement, and opportunities among girls and young women to pursue successful STEM-related careers.

Techbridge Girls

PH: 510-777-9170

Techbridge Girls Envisions a world where all girls lead, contribute, and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Mission Techbridge Girls excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high quality STEM programming that empowers a girl to achieve economic mobility and better life chances.

Women in Tech Fund

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We are a group of independent security researchers, and computer science researchers who believe that our field needs more diversity. We had witnessed how women around the world are challenged by numerous obstacles when attempting to join the technology field. From cultural biases through discrimination to lack of financial support, women have a lower participation in our community. We believe that we may encourage more women to enter and stay in this field. The Independent Women in Tech Fund aims to help women attend security conferences by providing assistance with entry ticket and possible travel support. 
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. Before NCWIT was chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation, programs focusing on women and computing existed mostly in isolation — without the benefit of shared best practices, effective resources, communication with others, or national reach. Today, these programs are part of the NCWIT community, creating a far greater impact than if institutions acted alone.

Ignite Worldwide

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IGNITE Worldwide is the answer to achieving gender equity in STEM. We work directly with teachers during the school day to provide programming that promotes STEM education and career advancement for girls and non-binary youth from historically marginalized communities. Through hands-on events that connect students with role models who live and work in their communities, students recognize new possibilities for their futures.
SCWIST (The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit society that specializes in improving the presence and influence of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Canada. SCWIST promotes participation and advancement through education, networking, mentorship, collaborative partnerships and advocacy.

Black Girls Code

PH: 510.398.0880

Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
Our mission is to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive and advance in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields. Our primary purpose is to spread awareness about STEM and inspire and encourage middle school and high-school Latinas, especially within underserved communities, to strongly consider pursuing a STEM career. We aim to not only educate students, but most importantly their parents so that they may be better positioned to support their daughters along this challenging journey. Our secondary purpose is to help Latinas in STEM thrive in their college and professional careers through mentorship, networking and recognition. Our goals are to: 1. Inspire young women to consider STEM careers 2. Increase the number of Latina women pursuing STEM careers 3. Create a network that helps women in STEM thrive 
Women in Tech Africa’s Vision is three fold • Creating today’s female leaders and role Models for tomorrow’s Women • Showing the world what a strong African woman in capable of achieving • Support African growth through technology

Visola Foundation

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The Visiola Foundation exists to support the emergence of a new cadre of African leaders by mentoring and training academically excellent youth in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students pursuing careers in the STEM fields have better employment opportunities, as their skills are critically required to stimulate Africa’s growing industrial and manufacturing base. We aim to support an increasing number of ethical female entrepreneurial leaders with cutting-edge technical skills to lead Africa’s long-term socio-economic transformation.

Kal Academy

PH: 425.880.5996

Kal Academy is a registered 501 (3) nonprofit coding academy, run by Akshayya Corporation. With the help of our partners, We are committed to bringing marketable technical skills to women and underrepresesented minorities through unique, effective, fast and affordable technology training and job placement services.
Based in Toronto, Canada, hEr VOLUTION is the go to place for youth, particularly young women from underserved communities to come to in order to advance in 21st Century Skills. We exist to create opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM connecting them with leaders in the industry for career support. We listen to the needs of the community and that of the STEM industry to better help the next generation of underserved youth, with a focus on young women to enter STEM. 

Canada Learning Code

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At Canada Learning Code, we believe that digital skills are tools of empowerment. The world is changing, and we want Canada to be ready. We’re here to make sure that all people in Canada — particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth, and newcomers — have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.

WAAW Foundation

PH: 972-763-5924 [email protected]

WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria with offices in Abuja Nigeria, Kigali Rwanda and Allen Texas.

Green Light for Girls

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At greenlight for girls (g4g), we want to encourage girls of any age and any background to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) -related careers by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. We envision a balanced world where girls (& boys) from any nation and of any age know they have the possibility and choice to enter the world of math, science, engineering and technology. In order to have an impact on our attendees, we demonstrate all the future possibilities, introduce them to role models in STEM, build professional development skills, and show them how fun learning can be. We have a unique expertise in STEM and design thinking, and have experience engaging kids. We utilize an experiential learning pedagogy to break down complex subjects into easy learning and engagement techniques, and provide strategic design thinking methodologies that can help students to work collaboratively and develop ideas together.

RIQEDI

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The Quebec Equity Diversity Inclusion Network (RQEDI) is the result of a reflection already initiated by the academic community within the Quebec Interuniversity Equity Diversity Inclusion Network (RIQEDI). RIQEDI, a non-profit organization, is a community of practice. Its mission is to bring together actors from Quebec universities who have the mandate or the desire to promote and integrate the values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their institutions. As for RQEDI, its mission extends to other types of Quebec organizations. Several working groups have been set up to work in collaboration with funding agencies, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) and community and research organizations on specific issues and themes. RIQEDI is a signatory to NSERC’s Dimensions Charter and supports the equity, diversity and inclusion requirements and practices of the Canada Research Chairs

Code.org

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.

Geeks Rule

PH:917-757-3667

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Geeks Rule, a nonprofit organization, was established to increase interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among underrepresented minority students in secondary schools. Their vision is to eliminate the racial, gender and socioeconomic gap in the STEM fields in order to meet the growing need of STEM professionals in the United States. Geeks Rule will help eliminate this gap through hands-on and mentoring programs in the major cities across the U.S.