LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, June 10, 2021— In conjunction with its 2021 Midyear Conference, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) provided a $14,615 donation to Girls in Technology (GIT). GIT is led by an all-volunteer committee of Women in Technology members who are dedicated to initiating programs designed to excite, inspire, create awareness and educate girls in grades 6 through 12 about the vast array of career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
GIT programs reach over 500 girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. NASCIO Midyear conferences are usually held in the DC metro area and the NASCIO Programs Committee chose to give back to the city even though the conference was held virtually.
Donations were collected virtually during the 2021 NASCIO Midyear Conference and NASCIO state, corporate and nonprofit members donated through individual contributions. NASCIO corporate members Carahsoft, CGI, Citrix, Docusign and Red Hat sponsored this Give Back program and contributed to the donation total.
To learn more about Girls in Technology, visit https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology.
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers