Women in Tech Initiative

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Women in Tech Initiative (WITI@UC)

The Women in Tech Initiative at the University of California is a trusted resource that integrates research and action to address the technology industry’s diversity challenge.


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