The Panelists at the iSGO Presents a Symposium: Women in Information Management.

Women in Information Management Symposium Makes an Impact

The iSchool Graduate Student Organization’s Executive Board recently put on one of the largest collaborative events in recent years. Funded by GSO and in conjunction with the It Girls retreat, iSGO worked with WiTec, Nahni Kali, ACM, and LISSA to put on the first “Women in Information Management” Symposium. Ten minutes before 5:00 on October … Continued

The Importance of Women in Tech. Image source:

The Importance of Women in STEM

“Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce… (compared to men in the field) there are relatively low shares in engineering (15%) and computer and mathematical sciences (25%).”- National Girls Collaborative Project The lack of female representation in the IT industry and STEM Fields is … Continued

Megan Swanson at It Girls

Looking Back on an It Girls Experience

On November 10th, 2013 I boarded a bus in New York City filled with girls I didn’t know. I remember looking at all the unfamiliar faces as I tried to find a seat and thinking to myself “What have I gotten myself into?” We were all heading to the It Girls Overnight Retreat at the … Continued

The Syracuse University iSchool's It Girls Alumnae group at NYCWiC 2016.

The It Girls Alumnae at NYCWiC 2016

The NYCWiC Conference is an annual event held for Women in the Computing and STEM related fields. Students and others in attendance have the unique opportunity to network, share stories and challenges, while building a professional community. Poster Competition: Make an App for That! It Girls Alumnae attended last year’s conference, and competed in a … Continued

The It Girls Alumnae Group and Women in Computing at NYCWiC

Syracuse was the host city recently for NYCWiC, the New York Celebration of Women in Computing‘s annual conference. This conference was for women from across the state to present various IT-related topics through poster sessions, research presentations, panels, workshops, and other great activities providing excellent opportunities for networking and professional growth. Schools and organizations from across … Continued

Women Take Center Stage at SXSW 2015

As strides are being made in other aspects of society, a controversial and often debated topic is the gender equality, or lack thereof, in the American workforce. Most frequently cited is the shortage of women in science and technology fields, or STEM. Luckily, the presence of women at SXSW this year was a giant step … Continued

CODE: Bringing the Tech Gender Gap to Light

This past weekend I stumbled upon the teaser for what I think might be my future favorite film. After being inspired in under four minutes and reminded why I work everyday to make my industry an equal place for both genders, I dove deeper into the background of the film and its progression from an idea to reality. … Continued

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has properly established an impractical role for young girls to fill. Nonetheless, it can be almost safely assumed that most girls have had at least one Barbie doll in their life; a Barbie with … Continued