IT Empowerment for Her - growing a community of girls in STEM, IT, and CS.
After noticing a lack of a girls-only STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) program run by actual girls interested in STEM, Saumya decided to introduce a new initiative to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. IT Empowerment for Her empowers DFW girls through opportunities, skill programs, mentorship, and an introduction to STEM careers, with a focus on Information Technology (IT) and Computer Science (CS). Currently, the organization collaborates with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to bring free programs to middle school girls from underrepresented areas.
About our Founder & CEO
Saumya Rawat is a senior at the School of Science and Engineering, located in Dallas, TX. At age 13, after being the only girl in her weekend Java class, Saumya decided to devote her time to bring more girls into STEM, IT, and CS. She founded IT Empowerment for Her in 2017. For her efforts, Saumya was awarded the 2017 National Award for Aspirations in Computing from NCWIT and the 2017 SWENext Global Innovator Award. Read More on NCWIT and SWE.
About our Volunteers
We are very fortunate to have local high school students volunteer at each of our events. Students come from multiple backgrounds and can relate to the younger girls. Also, each volunteer serves as a student mentor and provide guidance for the younger girls. Volunteer