DENVER, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaWest, a leading provider of colocation and managed services, announced today its active involvement with the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT), a coalition of over 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. ViaWest is a founding member of the Entrepreneurial Alliance and an active member of the Workforce Alliance. The company's COO and Co-founder Nancy Phillips serves on NCWIT's Board of Directors.
The Workforce Alliance (WA) is comprised of distinguished organizations such as ViaWest, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Wal-Mart, and Apple working together to learn what works best to recruit, retain, and advance technical women in corporate environments.
The Entrepreneurial Alliance (EA) has a similar mission increasing the prevalence and success of entrepreneurship among women in the United States. NCWIT's Entrepreneurial Alliance is comprised of fourteen founding member companies including ViaWest, AppliedTrust, Geomagic, Get Satisfaction, Gowalla, Lijit, Memeo, Oblong Industries, Return Path, SendGrid, Standing Cloud, Swiftpage, TaskRabbit, and Twilio. On April 20th, NCWIT announced that the Alliance is partnering with the White House Startup America campaign to ensure that high-tech startups have the research, practices, and community necessary to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive technical culture.
"I am extremely proud of ViaWest's involvement and support of NCWIT," said Nancy Phillips. "Inspiring women to choose careers in IT results in a larger and more competitive workforce and ensures companies develop technology as broad and creative as the people it serves. Every company in America stands to benefit."
"NCWIT helps growing tech companies plug into the movement to increase women's participation in tech creator roles," said Lucy Sanders, NCWIT CEO and Co-Founder. "NCWIT will work with the Startup America Partnership on the national level to make sure that technical startups receive the resources they need to successfully recruit, retain, and advance women in a way that enhances innovation and business."
ViaWest currently operates 21 enterprise-class data centers spanning Colorado, Texas, Utah, Oregon, and Nevada. For additional information on ViaWest management, as well as the company's available products and services, please visit the company web site www.viawest.com. Companies interested in joining the NCWIT's Entrepreneurial Alliance can sign up at www.ncwit.org/ea_home.php.
NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition of 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to increase women's participation in IT and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers; provides statistics, research, and best practices; and serves as a national voice of awareness and advocacy for the increased participation of girls and women in IT and computing. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
Headquartered in Denver, ViaWest provides a unique set of colocation and comprehensive managed services to mid-sized and enterprise level businesses. As a super-regional service provider ViaWest maintains 21 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, and offers broad expertise to furnish customers with leading technology infrastructure solutions, as well as the critical resources to support their unique business needs. ViaWest currently serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, Red Robin, Chipotle, and Northrop Grumman. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.ViaWest.com or call 1-877-448-9378.