College of Communication & Information
Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences (WISE)
Women are significantly underrepresented in the field of information technology and computing. Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences was established to help make Florida State’s program the exception to the rule—and it is working. Thirty-two percent of Florida State’s information technology students are women as compared to eight percent nationally.
Throughout the year, WISE offers programs and activities that help young women prepare for a successful career in technology with opportunities for professional growth, networking and leadership by working with successful women who are IT business leaders.
The goals of WISE are to:
›› Provide professional events for members (guest speaker series, mentorship events, career days, internship opportunities and company tours);
›› Provide students opportunities for leadership (executive board, leadership roles and outreach to schools);
›› Facilitate links between Florida State and the local business/ technology community for our female students; and
›› Provide venues for social collaboration for students (bowling, picnics and pizza nights).
WISE offers mentorship opportunities within the community of Tallahassee and within the female student body interested in IT fields. It’s important to have a group with the kind of support WISE offers in order to better prepare our female students to be fighting forces in a male-dominated field.
BRITTANY HOLLAND (B.S. ’14, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY)