WomenTech Educators Online Bootcamp for Individuals: Empowering Educators to Recruit Women in STEM/CTE!

Create a Recruitment Action Plan based on proven strategies to achieve up to 25-50% female enrollment in your STEM/CTE classes!

Live Immersion Online Training

Female Recruitment Plan Template

Recruitment Examples, Templates & Checklists

Recruitment Bootcamp Dates & Times:

November 5-6, 2020 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET)

No team required! Open to individual educators or smaller teams.

Bootcamp Details:

"What You'll Learn in 8 Amazing Hours"

Learn how to choose the "right" target audience for your recruitment goals so that you can go after the low-hanging fruit and enroll more women in your classes

Discover what excites women about STEM/CTE so that your outreach is more effective

Leverage ONLINE recruitment strategies so more female students know about your STEM/CTE programs and you can recruit with current restrictions

 Find out how to take advantage of no cost or low cost ONLINE Recruitment Tools that will make your recruitment efforts much easier and enable you to execute quickly

✓Learn how to find female role models in your career pathway to help with recruitment both in real time and online so you can finally enroll more female students

MILESTONE: Create a recruitment action plan you will customize to your program that will provide you with a roadmap to increasing female students in your STEM/CTE classes

You Will Take Away:

An easy-to-implement recruitment plan to increase female enrollment up to 25-50% in your STEM/CTE programs and classes

The knowledge and confidence you need to put these plans into action right away

✓  *Template Outreach Materials and Proven Practice Examples: (see below!)

Template Outreach Materials and Proven Practice Examples included:  

Google Drive Training Folder 

Each team receives access to their own Google Drive Folder where you can download your training handouts and materials at any time before, during, and after the training. Your team's folder will include examples of proven Outreach Materials (emails, flyers, webpage, Eventbrite, fact sheet, interest form) ; IWITTS's Recruitment and Retention of Women STEM Program Checklist; WomenTech Recruitment and Retention Plan Templates; and, more. 

The WomenTech Classroom eBook: A Treasure Trove of Hard-to-Find Women in STEM Resources for Educators (value = $35 per individual license) 

Instantly access female friendly curriculum resources and role model websites that will help women see themselves in all career pathways.

Women in Technology Outreach Kit (value = $150 per individual license)

This easy-to-use downloadable kit has examples and fill-in-the-blank templates for program brochures, flyers, recruitment presentations, and school website sections that all include female role models. The female role model questionnaire has all the proven questions to ask your role models.

Additional Bonuses:

  • WomenTech Gender Equity Self-Assessment
  • STEM Success for Women Case Studies (10)
  • Tutorial: How to Find Female Role Models (Video)
  • Tell Her Story: STEM Female Role Model Template

Register and You'll Receive

Online Training

Recruitment Examples, Templates & Checklists

Below are 3 examples of successful programs IWITTS has worked with in past with proven results and outcomes.  Links to each of the case studies are provided.

Bootcamp Proven Outcomes with Case Studies

NEVER let anyone tell you again that nothing can be done, or that making change happen for female students in your STEM/CTE program will take decades or require a huge budget. We have the evidence to prove your community college can start seeing real increases in as little as one year!

Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI


Female Enrollment 149 to 226 (1 year)

Male Enrollment 751 to 1009 men (1 year)

Case Study includes female student interview

Participated in a Bootcamp

Broward College, FL (HSI)

Computer Science

Information Technology

Lawson State Community College, AL (HBCU)



2 to 11 women (1 year) to 15 in 1.5 years

Female retention 80% to 93% (1 year)

Case Study includes female student interview

Participated in a Bootcamp

We understand that some schools don't have the ability to put together a team of key stakeholders for the WomenTech Training right now, yet want to get started on broadening participation of female students. The Online Bootcamp for Individuals will provide you with access to the WomenTech Educators Knowledgebase, Recruitment Plan Template and best practice and template outreach materials. It is a smaller time investment and financial investment.

The Recruitment Plan and the focus of the training will be what you can do as an individual or in a small team of 2 to 3. Please note, you will not receive Recruitment Plan Feedback or Coaching Support for Implementation as you would with the team version of the WomenTech Bootcamp. 

When we provided WomenTech Training to individuals a number of years ago, some were able to have results on their own and often they returned later with a team, to broaden participation throughout their program. The Bootcamp for Individuals is a way to get started right now, with an eye towards participating with a team in the future.  

WomenTech Educators Online Recruitment Bootcamp for Individual Educators

Bootcamp Fact Sheets:

Pricing and Registration for Recruitment Bootcamp

Dates & Times: November 5-6, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET)

Recruitment Only

Live Bootcamp

$500* Per Participant 

Recruitment Bootcamp November 5-6

*Late Fee of $100 after October 22nd

No team required! Bootcamp open to individual educators for first time. 

Register Now to Secure Your Space

"The training was time well spent. It was such a minimal amount of time to get so many concrete implementable strategies. The WomenTech Educators Online Training gives you the most for your money—you can implement the tools immediately with minimal resources and see true quantitative results!"

~ Phyllis Baca, Director of STEM Initiatives, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

Select Testimonials

"The WomenTech Educators Online Training has the potential to change the way you view your program. Important data is presented with passion and humor. I want you to know I have gained a great deal from the course. By the time you have a graduate degree and have worked in education for decades, most "professional development" is repetitive. I can honestly say that you have given me much to think about and that it will result in changes to my approach to course development."

~ Lauran Sattler, Department Chair, Computer Information Systems, Ivy Tech Community College, President's Award for Instructional Excellence 2007, Warsaw, IN

"We have the first three women in our Auto Technology Program and really want to make sure they succeed. After participating in the WomenTech Educator's Online Training, we created additional open lab time for them, realizing they may need extra time to develop hands-on skills in a nonthreatening atmosphere. Two months into the course they are still with us. I learned so much about retention from the online training, I decided our entire Engineering and Technology Department could benefit and we are bringing the online training to our school and rolling it out to all of the technical faculty over the next two years."

~ Van Madray, formerly Dean of Construction and Industrial Technology Division, Pitt Community College, Winterville, NC and now Dean Business, Engineering Technologies and Public Services, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NC

"Attending the WomenTech Educators Online Training was the best decision I have made in a long time! During the training, I developed a Recruitment and Retention Plan for one of the CIS programs. This is not a training where you consider doing "something" when you get back to your office, you are actually developing and obtaining feedback from other colleagues on what they have done and how you can improve your plan before implementation! Plus, I will be able to take my experience and work on other programs of study using the same framework."

~ Edna Quintana Claus, Ph.D., M.B.A., Computer Information Systems (CIS) Division Director, Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, TX

About Your Trainer Donna Milgram

Donna Has Dedicated Her Entire Career to Helping Educational Institutions Have Actual Increases in Female Enrollment and Retention

Donna Milgram has been the Principal Investigator of 5 National Science Foundation grants. She has worked intensively with schools—boots on the ground—to develop the strategies and system that help educators enroll up to 25-50% female students in STEM/CTE classes.

Donna's NSF-funded CalWomenTech Project was highlighted by the National Science Foundation for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness and chosen as 1 of 3 model projects by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

After over 30 years of service in the field, she has "cracked the code" and developed an 8 point system for recruitment and a 12 point system for retention that provides numerical results in about one year—not just the hope of eventual change 5-10 years down the road that nobody can measure.

She has developed recruitment and retention plan templates based on her proven system that requires you to use the plan elements which have resulted in success for so many of our past WomenTech Educators Training participants. She has even created templated personal encouragement and welcoming conversation guides.

Learn directly from Executive Director
Donna Milgram, the creator of the
WomenTech Educators Training

Donna knows busy educators don't have time to figure this out all by themselves. That's why she developed rich supplementary online resources that range from examples of women in STEM/CTE recruitment videos, to a tested NSF-based spatial reasoning curricula that improves retention.

She loves being able to make such a big impact on STEM/CTE classrooms around the country, and in turn on the lives of women and girls who have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Donna is committed to finding as many ways as possible to get our proven system out to the world. This Bootcamp version of the WomenTech Educators Training is an online version of IWITTS's Live Event for those who want to immerse themselves in the knowledgebase and walk away with a recruitment and retention plan that they have customized to their school. Just like in the Live Event, you'll have the opportunity to ask her questions and to volunteer to receive feedback on a section of your plan in front of your fellow Online Bootcamp "recruits!"

Schedule a Time to Talk with Donna Milgram about the Recruitment Bootcamp.

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