Our diverse group provides a safe space for respectful dialogue, connecting with like-minded professionals, and sharing best practices and timely insights. Our group is open to anyone interested in career development… you don’t have to be in IT or identify as a woman. We’re here to support career growth and advancement for everyone!

We are a resource and support system for anyone at any level working a technology-related field. We cultivate the next generation of academic and IT leaders with diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

WIT is open to staff, researchers, faculty, and administrators at the University of Illinois system.

WIT Impact

IT Council discussions with WIT led to changes and culture shift in how IT Council is soliciting people for open positions, making it a more open process for more people to participate in subcommittee groups and working groups. The Investing in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group recently presented their final report to the IT Council.


We’re creating a strong community for all who identify as women in IT careers. Join us in our mission to empower and encourage WIT!

Leadership Team

Previous Team Members

  • Jackie Kern
  • Michelle Rome
  • Joyce Humes
  • Alina Banerjee
  • Laura Hayden
  • Alice Jones