Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Resources for Computer Scientists

Colgate Communities

  • Colgate Women in Computer Science (WiCS) — through mentoring, our own open hours, career advice, and discussions of women in the CS field, WiCS hopes to create a support system for each other and bring together all class years in the CS department



  • ACM-W — supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women
  • Systers mailing list — provides a private, safe online forum for women involved in technical aspects of computing
  • /dev/color — global career accelerator for Black software engineers, technologists, and executives
  • Networking Networking Women (N2Women) — a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications which encourages diversity and aims at fostering connections among under-represented women in this computing sub-field
  • Black in AI — increases the presence and inclusion of Black people in the field of AI by creating space for sharing ideas, fostering collaborations, mentorship and advocacy
  • Code2040 — connects Black and Latinx tech talent with companies, mentors, and peers committed to racial equity and inclusion in the tech sector
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) – focuses on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) – supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology
  • The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (ACCESS) – helps people with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate, graduate degrees, and employment in computing fields, and works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully include people with disabilities in computing education and employment
  • Wonder Women Tech – highlights, celebrates, educates, and amplifies Women, BIPOC, and the Underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math (STEAM) and Innovation
  • AnitaB.org – connects, inspires, and guides women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative
  • Girls Who Code – on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does
  • Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) – ensures that target communities are fully engaged in computing and information technologies, and promotes innovation that enriches, enhances, and enables these communities, such that more equitable and sustainable contributions are possible by all communities
  • Out in Tech – unites the LGBTQ+ tech community by creating for their members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry
  • Black & Brown Founders – provides community, education, and access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) – convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development
  • TheOpenCode Foundation – provides students from low-income families the education and resources required to pursue a career in computer science
  • Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects (AAAEA) – promotes and advocates the Arab American Engineers, Architects and Information Technology professionals in the United States, by providing career and educational enhancement programs, technical exchange, fellowship, and community service
  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) – dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential