Diversity in IT Matters
As we wrap up women's history month, I am proud to share how KINBER is working hard to promote diversity in IT fields and foster a more inclusive workforce for the future.
The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) team was honored to receive the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications announced last week at the CENIC Annual Conference. WINS is a collaboration led by UCAR, KINBER, and ESnet that fosters gender diversity in the field of technology. By funding women IT professionals to participate in SCinet and to attend the annual Supercomputing Conference, the program allows the next generation of technology leaders to gain critical skills. There is still time to apply for this year's WINS program (deadline to apply is March 31st).
KINBER is coordinating with other national programs including the Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative and local initiatives such as KINBER's Diversity Scholarship and even a new PA girls in STEM initiative to ensure that our future technology leadership is richly diverse and truly representative. If you are joining us at KINBERCON 2017 in Pittsburgh next week, be sure to attend the Promoting Diversity in IT session to add your voice to the discussion and learn more about how KINBER promotes inclusion and diversity in IT fields.