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Assisting Females in Technology (aFIT)

Our Mission

To inspire and empower young women to major in a tech related field in college and to pursue a career in engineering and technology. At Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), we believe that recruiting female students into the field of IT and Cyber Security is vital to the future of technological innovations and global competitiveness.

NOVA is committed to graduate talented women in Information Technology and Cyber Security who are prepared to make significant contributions to protect our national economy and security. To help advance women in technology, Northern Virginia Community College has launched the aFIT project.

Our partners come from various sectors, college administrators, school districts, female practitioners and professionals, business and industry, non-profit organizations, local interest groups, and other community organizations, with a concerted effort to assisting females in information technology.

Upcoming Events

Spring Break TechExpo

March 26 - 27, 2018

Join NOVA’s aFIT (Assisting Females in Technology) Program for two days of innovative speakers, workshops, hands-on IT activities and campus tours for high school senior girls.

aFIT NOVA Forum 2018

March 27 - 28, 2018
The Why Study Tech? Forum at NOVA's Annandale Campus will focus on providing young women with the benefits of pursuing a career in technology.

Women in IT

Have you ever considered a career in the tech field? Watch this video to see what successful women have to say about their experience in the industry.