Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) was recently recognized as a national U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame awardee. NCWIT is a non-profit organization housed within the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and helps its members more effectively recruit, retain and advance girls and women in K-12 through college education, and from academic to corporate and startup careers.
Sanders co-founded NCWIT in 2004 to significantly increase women’s meaningful participation in technology and computing. Prior to leading NCWIT, Ms. Sanders held R&D and executive positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent and Avaya, where she received the Bell Labs Fellow Award and co-authored six patents. She has served on the Information Technology Research and Development Ecosystem Commission for the National Academies and the U.S. Commerce Department's Innovation Advisory Board.
The U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 National Conference brings together more than two thousand educators, scientists, executives, nonprofit leaders and government officials to focus on improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce development across the United States.