ViaWest, a premier provider of colocation and managed services has decided to actively involve itself with NCWIT, the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
NCWIT is a nonprofit organization that works for the advancement of women and their increased participation in IT and computing.
It is made up of the Entrepreneurial Alliance, whose mission is identical to that of NCWIT's and the Workforce Alliance that lays an emphasis on the recruiting, retaining and advancement of technical women in corporate environments.
“NCWIT helps growing tech companies plug into the movement to increase women's participation in tech creator roles,” said Lucy Sanders, NCWIT CEO and Co-Founder, in a press release.
She further added that NCWIT would work with the Startup America Partnership on the national level to make sure that technical startups receive the resources they need to successfully recruit, retain, and advance women in a way that enhances innovation and business.
ViaWest is a founding member of the Entrepreneurial Alliance, which consists of 14 founding members, and also an active member of Workforce Alliance. Its COO and Co-founder Nancy Phillips is a member of NCWIT's Board of Directors.
Phillips indicated that she was proud of ViaWest's involvement and support of NCWIT and added that inspiring women to further their careers in IT would result in a larger and more competitive workforce and would ensure that companies develop technology as broad and creative as the people it serves. Every company in America would stand to benefit.
ViaWest currently operates 21 enterprise-class data centers spanning Colorado, Texas, Utah, Oregon, and Nevada.
In related news, NCWIT recently announced that the Alliance is partnering with the White House Startup America campaign to ensure that high-tech startups have the research, practices, and community necessary to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive technical culture.
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Edited by Jennifer Russell