“The Power of Encouragement” with Ruthe Farmer / Allene Sideways of The National Center for Women & IT for August 31 NPC Meeting

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
August 31, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

On Friday, August 31, Ruthe Farmer will share how the Power of Encouragement can improve participation in the computer sciences and change the world. She is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Center for Women & IT, an organization seeking to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing and information technology. She is the driving force behind the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, a nationwide program for high school young women interested in technology and is the Chair of Computer Science Education Week 2012. Ruthe was formerly the national manager of STEM education at Girl Scouts of the USA and holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford Said Business School and part of her masters’ research including methods and results in Second Life.



8:30 AM Introductions

8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements

8:45 AM Mentors Central

8:55 The Power of Encouragement – it’s free, it’s easy, & it works with Ruthe Farmer / Allene Sideways of The National Center for Women & IT http://www.ncwit.org

9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements


Written by: Zinnia Zauber