Through community outreach initiatives, we work to get more girls interested in technology — whether that’s introducing them to it for the first time or igniting their existing passion — through coding camps, workshops, internship opportunities, scholarships and more.

WiTT gives back to our local community through outreach projects and provides volunteer opportunities for members. We support outreach initiatives such as coding camps, mentor opportunities, community involvement, and more through both financial and volunteering commitments.

Girls who Tech

Girls Who Tech is a three day program designed to inform girls about the technology-driven changes shaping our future and inspire them to be a part of that change.  Participants will discuss key transformational technologies and learn about the skills and jobs of the future to envision the possibilities in the world of tomorrow.

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Collegiate Mentor Programs

WiTT partners with MTSU, Lipscomb University, Belmont University, and Tennessee State University to provide mentors to female students in their technology related programs. WiTT volunteers help these students learn about the many career options in technology and support them along their academic journey and beyond.

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Professional Mentor Programs

WiTT connects women with a community that believes in and advocates for them. This mentoring program matches early-to-mid career WiTT members seeking mentorship with more senior level female leaders. WiTT's goal is to grow the pipeline of females assuming tech leadership roles in Middle Tennessee. 

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T.W.I.S.T.E.R. - Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research

TWISTER is a daylong professional conference held in February at the Adventure Science Center for high school girls. Participants attend four, 55-minute sessions that explore a variety of STEM topics. Each session is presented by a woman working in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Research or Mathematics-related profession, and she is eager to share details about her career, answer questions, and give a little taste of daily life in the workplace. In addition to the Scholarships WiTT awards at the TWISTER event, we also provide speakers and volunteers to help facilitate the event.

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YMCA Girl Power Camp

Girl Power is a Summer camp program for dynamic and inspired girls ages 8-10 and 11-13 who want to challenge themselves and each other to be their very best! WiTT engages girls with a session showcasing careers and academic pathways in STEMS fields.

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WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant

WiTT has committed up to $10,000 annually toward the WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant. The grant is designed to support Middle Tennessee K-12 teachers apply innovative ideas in the classroom that foster interest in technology and technology careers. Through this program, K-12 teachers in Middle Tennessee may submit requests for funding related to professional development or classroom supplies. Requests will be reviewed and awarded quarterly by the WiTT Scholarship Committee. These requests may be large or small and can include (but are not limited to):

  • Training, or certifications that improve the teacher’s technical acumen
  • Conference registration (and/or associated conference costs) where teachers can gain training on new technology or innovative curricular methods to apply and promote technology fields
  • Purchasing of classroom supplies, such as Raspberry Pi computers, Dot & Dash robots, or software
  • In-classroom initiatives with the aim of increasing student exposure to careers in technology
  • Other classroom needs or professional development activities that would increase students’ exposure to technology and technology careers

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