Press Releases

Read about IWITTS projects and people making news.

Valley Morning Star (November 25, 2016)

"TSTC Receives Women In Technology Grant"


Talent Management (March 22, 2016 and May 7, 2015)
"Want STEM Jobs Filled? Tap the Full Talent Mix" 
"Mending the STEM Gap"

Evalu-ATE Blog (January 2015)
"Gender Evaluation Strategies: Improving female recruitment and retention in ATE projects"

Plant Services (September 15, 2015)
"Women tech leaders: New perspectives, more-robust solutions"

San Jose Mercury News (August 20, 2014)
"Alameda: Women-led institute receives $900k grant"

Tech Page One (August 15, 2014)
"New push to shrink the gap in cybersecurity experts"

August 6, 2014 
IWITTS receives $900K grant from NSF to help educators increase the number of women in STEM career pathways (DOCX)

ATE Central Connection (July 2014)
Community Connection: Interview with Donna Milgram about the WomenTech Educators Newsletter

The Alamedan (January 10, 2014)
"Institute provides tools to boost census of women in science, tech and trades"

International Innovation (December 2013)
"Analysis Exclusive: Forming the Complete Picture" Interview with Donna Milgram (PDF)

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International Innovation (December 2013)
"Analysis Exclusive: Forming the Complete Picture" Interview with Donna Milgram (PDF)

Your Public Media (August 27, 2012)
"Chicks and Cars: Women And Wrenches, Not Wenches"
Guest: Donna Milgram

Higher Education Talk Radio (July 31, 2012)
"Women in Science, Trades and Technology: An Interview with Donna Milgram"

Higher Education Talk Radio (July 31, 2012)
"Women in Science, Trades and Technology: An Interview with Donna Milgram"

Community College Times (May 11, 2012)
“Recruiting women for STEM careers isn't rocket science”

AP Wire (April 28, 2012)
"Scandal highlights lack of women in Secret Service"

NSF Discoveries (April 6, 2012)
“CalWomenTech Scale Up Project: Proven Tools Attract Women to STEM Training Programs” (PDF)

The Technology and Engineering Teacher Magazine (November 2011)
Published by International Technology & Engineering Education Association (ITEEA)
Cover Article: "How to Recruit Women & Girls to the STEM Classroom" (PDF)
Author: Donna Milgram

Universum Quarterly (Spring 2010)
"The Opposite Sex(es)"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 2010)
"Few Women Wear Police Badges in Suburbs"

Las Positas College Express (September 25, 2009)
“Women working in welding, wheels”
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

City Currents: A Newsletter for the City College Community (May 16, 2009)
“CCSF Increases the Number of Women in the CNIT Department” (PDF)
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

San Mateo County Times (May 10, 2009)
“Redwood City students win media-arts honors” reports on two female students attending the Video Game Art Program at Cañada
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

National Science Foundation Highlights (December, 2008)
“Technology Programs Boost Retention Rates of Both Women & Men in Community Colleges” highlights the NSF-funded CalWomenTech Project for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness following an expert panel review at the three year mark to the Committee for Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Performance Assessment, where it was also very well received.

Tri-Valley Herald (May 21, 2008)
“Women wrench, weld ways to success”
(CalWomenTech Project Site) (May 21, 2008)
“Women wrench, weld ways to success” reports on the Automotive and Welding programs at Las Positas College
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

Community College Times (July 5, 2007)
"'Organic Women' Seek to Break Science Mold: Programs Focus Women on Nontraditional Jobs"
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

ABC 7-KGO News Broadcast (April 20, 2007)
"Cañada College Recruits Female Video Game Students"
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

Redwood City Daily News (April 13, 2007)
"College promotes female gamers: Program at Cañada hopes to level playing field in video game industry"
(CalWomenTech Project Site)

Gordon And Mike's ICT Podcast (March 23, 2007)
"IWITTS Executive Director Donna Milgram Interview"

Bay Area BusinessWoman News (January 2006)
"WonderWomen Award - Donna Milgram, Founder, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science"

National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) News (January 2006)
"Strategies for Successful Recruiting"

San Francisco Chronicle (July 18, 2005)
"Getting More Girls to Study Math, Tech, Panel Planning to Discuss Old Issue of Disparity with Boys"

Law Enforcement Technology (February 2005)
"Uniforms and Equipment Shouldn't Be Completely Uniform"

Community College Week (October 25, 2004)
"On the Brink: Community Colleges Are Striving to Engage More Women in Science and Engineering Fields-and America's Status as a World Leader in the Sciences Just Might Depend on Their Success."

Law Enforcement Technology (April 2004)
"Female Officers Benefit Departments"

Law and Order (September 2003)
"Pregnant Officer Policies"

The Police Chief (April 2002)
"Recruiting Women to Policing: Practical Strategies that Work"

Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine (November 2000)
"Sam Browne and Beyond: A Look at Duty Belts"

The Merrow Report, an NPR Radio Program (Recorded October 19, 1999)
"Girls and Technology: Closing the Gender Gap" 
Guests: Donna Milgram and Cornelia Brunner

The Police Chief (October 1998)
"Recruiting, Integrating and Retaining Women Police Officers: Strategies that Work"

C-SPAN (June 25, 1992)
Donna Milgram testifies before the U.S. Congress regarding sexual harassment in non-traditional jobs.

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