WomenTech Educators *All New* 

Recruitment Bootcamp 

Based On Successes Of 10 Community Colleges Who Participated In The WomenTech Educators Training & Coaching System And Saw Real Results In A Year Or Less

June 18-19, 2020

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PT (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET)

School Teams of 6-10


November 12-13, 2020

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PT (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET)

School Teams of 6-10


This Online Bootcamp on Recruitment has produced results in 1 regular semester and even greater results in 1 year’s time. Read the case studies of 2 colleges that moved the needle right away after participating in a WomenTech Bootcamp:

"The Bootcamp got us thinking intentionally about who we were going to target for outreach, how we were going to target them, and how we would follow up to make 

sure we had actual results linked to the different programs and events that we were holding. In a year’s time, we had increased female enrollment in our IT & CS Department from 149 to 226 female students and male enrollment had also increased from 751 to 1009 male students. Since then, it has grown organically and blossomed into something that our college just does naturally.”

~ Michelle Levine, Interim District Director of Faculty Development, Broward College, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), FL brought a team to a Bootcamp in November 2015

"We recruited 9 new women to Welding in only 4 weeks after participating in a WomenTech Educators Bootcamp. 

~ Sue Silverstein, Welding Instructor, Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI brought a team to a Bootcamp in summer 2018 

Before the training, I was very frustrated about not being able to recruit women to our Welding program and I didn't have a plan. It was the decisive work plan we developed as a team with Donna’s facilitation during the training that I think made the biggest difference.


Read the full case study on MATC!

Read full case study on Broward!

WomenTech Educators Online Recruitment Bootcamp

With national attention being directed toward increasing the presence of female students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and Career & Technical Education (CTE), community colleges need to ramp up their efforts to improve female enrollment. Many employers specifically ask for female students in career pathways ranging from Construction to Information Technology. Many community colleges invest in outreach activities to increase female participation in STEM, but don’t see results. In this Online Recruitment Bootcamp and Coaching Program you will:


Learn easy-to-implement recruitment strategies that will enable your school to target the low hanging fruit

Learn from community colleges that have had success recruiting female students in 1 year or less (and male students, too)

Create a Recruitment Plan by the end of the Bootcamp

Receive Recruitment Plan Feedback from your Coach Donna Milgram and Support for Implementation Coaching

Build a team of 6-10 members at your college so you don’t have to carry this out all by yourself

Online Training

Coaching Calls

Recruitment Examples, Templates & Checklists


Real enrollment results in 1 year or less

Robust Recruitment Plan for your college fully vetted by Donna Milgram

Team buy-in and help with implementation

A template strategy that can be institutionalized and rolled out across career pathways



Community colleges participate in teams of 6-10

Team Building Coaching Call before Bootcamp starts

WomenTech Data Dashboard makes tracking female metrics easy

Laser Coaching Call on Low Handing Fruit for Target Audience

Recruitment Plan Feedback Call results in fully vetted plan by Donna Milgram

Support for Implementation Coaching Call

Unlimited Email Support for 6 months

Group Presentation Call in Fall 2020 for Bootcamp participants

Recordings of Bootcamp

Recording and transcript of School Coaching Calls


Examples of outreach materials from successful community colleges


Templates so you don’t have to do everything from scratch

WomenTech Recruitment Program Checklist

Tell Her Story: STEM Female Role Model Template & Guide

Women in Technology Outreach Kit

WomenTech Classroom eBook: A Treasure Trove of Hard-to-Find Women in STEM Resources

for Educators


IWITTS’s Executive Director Donna Milgram is happy to talk with you about how your school can achieve its goals for broadening participation, potential team member selection, and to make sure this training opportunity is a good fit. 

Schedule a Time to Talk with Donna Milgram about the Online Bootcamp

Have a Question that Can Be Answered Over Email? Ask Donna Here

The proven formula that makes this system so effective includes the following elements:

Focus on One STEM Career Pathway:

Each team that participates in the WomenTech Online Bootcamp program will need to choose one career pathway/program (example: Engineering Technology or Welding) in which women are underrepresented to focus on. Once your team has had success with one career pathway, you will have all the tools you need to then expand your efforts to reach more programs. Starting with one program means your Recruitment Plan will be more targeted, more manageable, and easier to implement right away. Keep in mind that your team’s recruitment strategies will differ by program because your outreach materials, talking points, prerequisites, and female role models will all be unique to each program. We also recommend you pick a career pathway in a high-demand area where employers are hiring at relatively high wages, so you can share this information with prospective female (and male) students!

Schools Working as a Team:

The WomenTech Online Training System recommends schools participate in teams of 6-10 because working as a team has proven critical to helping other colleges see real results and enact institutional change. Participating as a team ensures that all the key stakeholders are represented and invested in the WomenTech Recruitment Plan your college develops as part of the training, while also improving the infrastructure of your college to broaden participation. The plan template includes required key elements that set teams up to be successful. 

Who Should Be on Your Team:

To be most effective, each team consists of a group of 6-10 members with a variety of stakeholders from your college related to the career pathway you are focusing on. Below are the recommended core team members (not every team will have every job title):

  • Dean or Chair of the Department of the targeted program (recommended)
  • Director of the Technology Center (or equivalent)
  • Principal Investigator of grant (if applicable)
  • Minimum of two instructors in targeted courses (highly recommended)
  • Outreach & Recruitment Director/Staff
  • STEM Coordinator
  • Learning Center Director/Staff
  • Counselor/Advisor
  • Workforce Development Director/Staff
  • Research & Planning Officer
  • Coordinators of Potential Recruitment Sources (i.e. ESL, One Stop)



Bootcamp limited to 4 teams. Sign up now to secure your school's spot.

$4,499 per team of 6-10 participants

Ends March 31

Early-Bird Registration Special

Regular Registration

Late Registration

$4,999 per team of 6-10 participants

$5,499 per team of 6-10 participants

April & May

June 1 - June 5*

June 18-19, 2020 Bootcamp from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PT (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET)

Limited to 4 Teams – Register Now So Your School Doesn’t Miss Out

*Enrollment Closes June 5

$4,499 per team of 6-10 participants

Ends March 31

Early-Bird Registration Special

Regular Registration

Late Registration

$4,999 per team of 6-10 participants

$5,499 per team of 6-10 participants

April 1 - Oct 18

Oct 19 - Oct 31*

November 12-13, 2020 Bootcamp from 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM PT (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET)

Limited to 4 Teams – Register Now So Your School Doesn’t Miss Out

*Enrollment Closes October 31

"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


"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

"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


Donna Milgram is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) and has dedicated her career to helping women succeed in fields that have been traditionally dominated by men. She developed the WomenTech Educators Training to help educators’ nationwide increase the number of women in their STEM/CTE programs. Ms. Milgram has been a Principal Investigator on 5 National Science Foundation (NSF) grants including the CalWomenTech Project, which was highlighted by the NSF for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness and chosen as 1 of 3 model projects by the American Association of University Women. A nationally recognized expert on closing the gender gap for women and girls in STEM and CTE, Donna has personally conducted hundreds of WomenTech Educators Trainings online and in person in 46 states and Canada.

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Donna Milgram, the creator of the
WomenTech Educators Training