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Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

ABET is a non-governmental federation of 34 societies that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. WEPAN works will fellow member societies to set policy, develop strategy, and conduct accreditation activities worldwide on behalf of their professions.


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Corporate Member Council & Diversity Committee

The ASEE Corporate Member Council served as the incubator for diversity work within ASEE and links WEPAN to corporations that have a commitment to excellence in engineering education. WEPAN is a founding member of the ASEE Diversity Committee, who seeks to advance diversity through the membership of ASEE.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.


DiscoverE Diversity Council

Diversity Council is comprised of non-profits representing talent traditionally underrepresented in engineering and technology including, women, and minorities as well as the LGBT and disability communities. The Council provides the diversity lens through which all DiscoverE programs and resources must pass.


The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. HERC provides individuals seeking and in academic careers access to job opportunities and career resources to help advance your higher education career. At any given time there are over 2,000 positions in Engineering on HERC’s job board. 


Million Women Mentors (MWM)

MWM supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. MWM is a collaboration of more than 58 partners (reaching over 30 million girls and women), 30 sponsors, and 30 state leadership teams.

National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)

The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.

National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)

NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE’s mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.


Techbridge launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. Since our founding, we’ve worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. We believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and to that aim we’ve created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.

University of Colorado BOLD Center Advisory Council

The BOLD Center is an innovative, leading program nationally that seeks adoption of strategies and practices that promote the success of women and other underrepresented students in engineering. WEPAN contributes knowledge of root causes, interventions, and new strategies and gains a close view of the successes and challenges of systemic change.

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