Women in Tech Initiative

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Women in Tech Initiative

The Women in Technology Initiative envisions a world in which women are proportionately represented and equitably compensated throughout the professional ranks in the tech industry and academia. To get there, we are preparing the next generation of technologists, supporting data-driven diversity research, and engaging corporate partners.


Diversity in the technical workforce at all levels enhances collective intelligence and innovation. An information-based society thrives with a vibrant intellectual ecosystem. Industry benefits financially, and technologists enjoy career longevity sustained by personal and professional satisfaction. The initiative brings together faculty, staff, and students from a range of disciplines and multiple campuses to work in partnership with executives, board members, investors, entrepreneurs, and career technologists in the technology industry — all committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable environment for women in technical fields.



Jill Finlayson
Women in Tech Initiative Director