Role Model Speakers (RMS)
The ITWomen Foundation's RMS program is a community outreach effort to work with girls to encourage them to learn more about the fields withinTechnology and understand the many opportunities for careers that can impact their future.
ITWomen forges partnerships with nonprofit organizations who serve young women between the ages of 8-18. We provide role model volunteers who share their experiences, expertise and career paths to inspire girls to explore and plan a future in a wide variety of positions in technology and engineering fields. The majority of our female students come from under-served homes and schools.
Our Role Model Speaker program is part of the Foundation's mission to make inroads in closing the gender gap in Technology.
Robotics and Programming
ITWomen Robotics and Programming camps are designed to give girls the opportunity to experience firsthand the excitement and fulfillment gained from careers in technology and engineering.
Covering the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, girls learn assembly, computer programming, and robotics, as well as team building and presentation skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.
Funding for our immersive Robotics and Programming activities for girls have high impact. For example, just $5,000 reaches 20 girls for 1-week of camp.
The robotics and programming component also reaches more girls by delivering interactive Robotics and coding experience to members of the Girls Coalition.
The programs provide a SAFE, girls-only environment to try new things they didn’t believe were possible, such as programming and applying Robotics to solve real world challenges.
The U.S. will have an estimated 1.5 million unfilled, high paying jobs over the next four years. Our Robotics programs are designed to give confidence to girls to seek economic empowerment through Tech and break through their belief that Tech is out of their reach.
ITWomen Charitable Foundation Scholarships
ITWomen Foundation annually awards four-year renewable college scholarships for young women pursuing STEM degrees in Technology and Engineering.
The ITWomen Scholarship Selection Committee is comprised of members from local South Florida academic institutions and industries. Selection is based on a combination of factors including financial assistance, program of study, and a 250-word essay demonstrating why the applicant is pursuing a degree in Information Technology or Engineering.
Our scholarship winners are studying or have graduated from universities throughout Florida and beyond, including: FIU, UM, Miami-Dade, Embry Riddle, FAU, FIT, FSU, Nova, UCF, UF, USF, Harvard, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Stanford, University of Tennessee, Penn State, Princeton, Purdue, Tuskegee and more.
Our college scholarship program supports our mission to help close the gender gap, increasing the number of women earning information technology and engineering degrees.