Being a member of a Northern Sierra Native American tribe of California, the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, makes me very fortunate. I belong to a tribe that helps maintain my connection to the Miwok culture. I try my best to do my tribal member duties, but it is difficult. I want to contribute to my culture in some small way. Strong tribal woman role models, like my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother are important to have for young tribal members to look up to, as I did. I started NAWiC because there are very few American Indians/Native Americans in higher education and the professional working world to act as the role models to young women, and I want to change that for future generations.
With Systers from more than 54 countries, we celebrate International Women’s day #womensday Everyday!
International Women’s Day begins March 8, 2015 and the entire week through Saturday, March 14, 2015 we continue to promote women in computing, technology and STEM fields through various initiatives.
OSTP Policy Internship Program—Summer 2015
Megan Smith has impacted The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in just the short months she was appointed by President Obama last August 2014.
by Zaza Soriano
A little more than a year ago, my supervisor asked if I was always this confident. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the question. Deep down I had never thought of myself as a confident person, but the more I considered it—maybe I am… I frequently ask myself, why did person X not speak up?
Our Systers community continues to grow membership worldwide, but also in technical focus and affinity groups.
 We have a new affinity community, Native American Women in Computing. This community welcomes all Native American women in computing and technology from all of the Americas.