The NCWIT Summit Ambassador Experience
"Last week, I attended the National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT) Summit on Women in IT. It was amazing. All my expenses were paid through funding NCWIT received from Bloomberg. I acted as an ambassador for NCWIT’s Aspiration’s program. This program identifies young women with an interest in technology and recognizes this to help them get the resources and support they need to follow these aspirations." -Halie Murray-Davis, NCWIT Summit Ambassador
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing alumnae acted as ambassadors to the program at the 2013 NCWIT Summit in Tucson, Arizona. The young women has a fabulous time--they were flown into Tucson, stayed at a resort and were able to attend private events at the NCWIT Summit (including a spa day!) all thanks to the Bloomberg sponsorship of the Aspirations in Computing community.
The ambassadors started the stay with a private nacho & s'more party where they got to know each other and the Bloomberg reps over video games & karaoke. The next day they were treated to a spa treatment and swam in the private spa pool at the resort. Then at lunch they had a private lunch with Bloomberg, enjoying the delicious southwestern cuisine of Tucson.
Throughout the conference the ambassadors took center stage, speaking at different meetings and even presenting Flash Talks! [Click her to view Emily's Flashtalk & here for Allison's Flashtalk] The young women were networking queens and left the conference with lots of business cards and multiple internship offers.
"Thank you so much for helping organize the NCWIT Summit and allowing me to attend the conference as an ambassador. The conference was truly inspirational. I met so many amazing people and learned so much from them. I hope to attend again in the future." -Nupur Garg, NCWIT Summit Ambassador