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

Gender Equality

WiCS aims to bring together women and men who support the advancement of women in computer science in academia and in industry.

Support for New Majors

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


Our network connects women undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty to a social community, mentorship, professional opportunities and each other.


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

This past semester, the Columbia CS department gave us some stats on how female students stack up in terms of enrollment in the department. We learned a lot about the current state of our department, but perhaps more importantly, about demographic shifts in the department over time.

And this...

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Networking Event

Thanks to everyone who came to our annual Spring Networking Dinner on Thursday, April 23rd! Check out more photos here.

We had a completely full house with over 100 women in Computer Science joining us to hang out and eat delicious Italian food....

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Google WiCS Symposium

Last Friday, WiCS attended the Symposium for Women in Computing at the Google NYC office. The goal of the symposium was to help address the challenges women in CS can expect to face in a predominantly male environment and it did just that! Female...

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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 visit our LinkedIn group and post the job as a discussion.

  • Support
    in CS!

Our Executive Board

Meet the current board of 2015-2016!

Anfal Boussayoud


BC 2016

Mei-Vern Then

Vice President (Fall Term)

CC 2016

Emily Pakulski

Vice President (Spring Term)

CC 2016

Katie Lin


SEAS 2016

Suphannee Sivkorn

Academic Chair

PhD 2018

Chaiwen Chou

Publicity Chair

MS 2016

Iris Zhang

Operations Chair

MS 2017

Miles Hilton

Community Chair

CC 2017

Lanting He

Community Chair

BC 2017

Emily Chen

Corporate Co-Chair


Cherie Luo

Corporate Co-Chair

BC 2017

Paulette Penzvalto

Corporate Co-Chair

GS 2018

Hosanna Fuller

Event Coordinator

Barnard 2016

Sasha Beltinova

Event Coordinator

GS 2016

Julia Di

Event Coordinator

SEAS 2018

Alyssa Lee

Event Coordinator

CC 2018

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 biweekly meetings to plan upcoming events and programs.


Upcoming WiCS events.

Contact Us

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Women in Computer Science
Columbia University
450 Computer Science Building,
1214 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

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