WIA Proceeds Donated To
In 2019, WIA is partnering with TECH CORPS by sponsoring and assisting in the development of an analytics curriculum for various pilot programs for various elementary, middle, and high school schools in Ohio to be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year.
Data Science for Women Summer Camp
A 2017 report from BHEF-PWC noted that critical actions for change were necessary to create a diverse data science and analytics workforce, as men “consistently outnumber women 3 to 1”. Working with partners across campus and in the local community, the Translational Data Analytics Institute at The Ohio State University launched a summer program in 2018 that is designed to create new pathways for women in data science and analytics.
For the past two years, proceeds from our conference have sponsored the Data Science for Women Summer Camp. This free summer camp program is designed to create new pathways for young women in data science and analytics by integrating hands-on experience, team projects, and time spent with role models working in the field. This camp introduces young women to data science and analytics and the opportunities they present – both in college and as a career.
Young Women in Tech
Young Women in Tech is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting education among young women in the Bhutanese-Nepalese refugee community in Columbus, Ohio. In 2018, we ran a week-long summer camp from June 25 – June 29 for young women in the community ages 11-18. The camp focused on basic IT fields such as cybersecurity, google apps, coding, and graphic design. The girls were taught by several professional volunteers all provided by the IT sector of Huntington National Bank. Most were exposed to these various professions for the first time and several showed interest in pursuing careers in these fields!