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Purpose

Membership is open to all students of the Columbia University community.

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Gender Equality

WiCS aims to foster an inclusive community that supports the advancement of women and gender diverse people in computer science.

Support for New Majors

We support and encourage prospective computer science majors and provide direction and assistance to current computer science students.

Community

Our network connects female and gender diverse undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to opportunities in academia and industry, mentorship, and each other.

Our Blog

Find out more about what we've been up to and keep up with news and events by visiting our blog!

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By: Shobini iyer (SEAS ‘27)

Over the years, the technology industry has seen significant breakthroughs, pushing the bounds of what was previously possible and revolutionizing our everyday lives. Recently, major technology companies have released brand-new products that have transformed the tech industry as we once...

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By: Rachel Boroda (Barnard ‘27)

Hellooooo WiCS blog readers! Welcome to the Day in the Life series, where I’ll feature blog posts dedicated to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior studying computer science. For the inaugural post, I’ll share a bit about myself!

My name...

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Flyer Theme from DivHacks 2023 hackathon, “Hack to the Future” (September 23-24, 2023)

By: Anita Raj (SEAS ‘27)

Interested in engaging with the hacker community at Columbia, and, more specifically, a diverse and inclusive one that welcomes beginner programmers? Read on to learn more about DivHacks,...

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Corporate

We are able to do what we do with the help of our generous sponsors.

  • Organize a Site Visit

    We organize tours, tech talks and (of course) lunches at the offices of the best companies in Manhattan. If your company would like to set up a site visit with us,
    send us a note.

  • Co-host an event with WICS

    We welcome any collaborative event, from tech talks to study breaks! If you would like to sponsor an event on Columbia's campus to connect students with opportunities at your company, raise awareness about the cool things you're doing, hold mock interview sessions or just have coffee and cupcakes with us, let us know.

  • Attend our Networking Event

    Every year in early April, we host a networking dinner for Columbia women in computer science, alumni, and corporate guests. We would be happy to have you too, whether as a sponsor or an invited guest!

  • Sponsor WiCS

    WiCS hosts a number of academic and social events throughout the school year, including lunches with faculty, study breaks, and mentorship activities. We also try to send as many students as possible to the Grace Hopper Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these events or providing scholarships to Grace Hopper, definitely get in touch!

  • Open Job Positions

    Do you have a job you would like to broadcast to our members? Please reach out to us through email.

  • Support
    Women
    in CS!

Our Executive Board

Meet the executive board of 2023-2024!

Samantha Burak

Co-President

SEAS 2024

Rachel Chung

Co-President

SEAS 2024

Alayna Nguyen

Vice President

SEAS 2025

Jenny Oettinger

Operations Chair

SEAS 2025

Catherine Ji

Co-Treasurer

BC 2024

Chelsea Soemitro

Co-Treasurer

SEAS 2025




WiCS Board Committee Leads

Meet the leads of our academic, community, corporate, DEI, DivHacks, and publicity committees.

Preethi Prakash

Academic Lead

SEAS 2024

Eleanor Lin

Academic Lead

CC 2024

Sarah Tang

Community Lead

CC 2024

Allison Liu

Community Lead

SEAS 2024

Katie Chen

Corporate Lead

SEAS 2025

Marie Fadeyeva

Corporate Lead

CC 2024

Sarah Shen

DivHacks Lead

CC 2024

Nicole Balsirow

Publicity Lead

CC 2024

Cecilia Lim

Publicity Lead

CC 2024




WiCS Board Committee Members

Meet the members of our academic, community, corporate, DEI, DivHacks, and publicity committees.

Seojin (Heidi) Yoon

Academic Chair

SEAS 2025

Gema Mercado

Community Chair

CC 2025

Marionna Saunders

Community Chair

CC 2026

Maria Gordiyenko

Corporate Chair

BC 2025

Kyra Ramesh Krishna

Corporate Chair

BC 2026

Zoie Geronimi

Corporate Chair

CC 2026

Jessica Zhang

DivHacks Chair

SEAS 2025

Ravneek Kaur

DivHacks Chair

CC 2024

Seyoung Ree

DivHacks Chair

SEAS 2025

Ellie Yan

DivHacks Chair

BC 2025

Maiya Morgan

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

BC 2025

Daniella Cardenas

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

SEAS 2026

Kristy Martinez

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

SEAS 2026

Christine Lam

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

BC 2026

Katie Wimmer

Publicity Chair

CC 2025

Jennifer Chiu

Publicity Chair

CC 2026

Luana Liao

Publicity Chair

SEAS 2026




And special thanks to our

Faculty Advisors

Julia Hirschberg

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of CS

CS Department Chair & Director of the Speech Lab

Tal Malkin

Associate Professor of CS

Director of the Cryptography Lab

Kathy McKeown

Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of CS

Director of the Institute for Data Sciences & Engineering

The WiCS Board holds Weekly Meetings to plan and discuss upcoming events and programs.

Calendar

Upcoming WiCS events.

To get in touch with us, contact us by email at cu.wics@gmail.com!