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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

This is IT: Exploring the Possibilities of IT

April 26, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Alexandria Campus
Center for Design, Media, and the Arts

Considering a career in the tech field? Join NOVA’s aFIT (Assisting Females in Technology) Program on Alexandria's campus to meet Women in STEM and explore the possibilities of IT, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity.  There will be innovative speakers, lightning talks,  hands-on experiences and workshops for high school students.

Past Events

aFIT hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Feel free to browse the events archive.

Browse Events

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.