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Women in Information Technology

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Our Purpose

NYU IT launched Women in Information Technology (WIT) to promote diverse career pathways, as well as to build and nurture a robust support network for female IT professionals at NYU.

Our Mission

To empower women who are working in IT-related professions at NYU, and to encourage them to reach their fullest professional and personal potential by pursuing University career opportunities, taking advantage of professional resources on campus, and employing industry best practices in their fields.

Our Goals

WIT seeks to fulfill its purpose and stay true to its mission as a professional support network for IT women professionals by:

  • Creating in-person networking opportunities and online events that attract and advance women who are in or wish to pursue an IT-related profession.
  • Hosting events that showcase female leaders in IT.
  • Fostering open dialogue about the unique challenges and issues women in technical fields face in today’s workplace.
  • Presenting information about opportunities for professional development that offer diverse pathways for growth, including workshops and training sessions.
  • Providing volunteering and mentoring opportunities with University partners in and outside the NYU community.

Upcoming Events

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News & Resources

Learn about other technology organizations and professional groups for women at NYU. For more information about tech-related professional development opportunities, see below or visit the NYU IT Training and Workshops page.

Trailblazer of the Month

Each month, WIT features female trailblazers within the NYU community who have made significant contributions to the information technology field. See below to read about our latest NYU community member profile: Elza Erkip.

Elza Erkip

Elza Erkip

Dr. Elza Erkip is an Institute Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Her research interests are in information theory, communication theory, and wireless communications. She is a member of the Science Academy of Turkey and is among the 2014 and 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers.

Dr. Erkip is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2001 and the IEEE Communications Society WICE Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016. She is currently the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society (ITSOC) Board of Governors, and was an ITSOC Distinguished Lecturer from 2013-2014.

She received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Learn more about Dr. Erkip