About Us

Learn more about AWT and our dedication to increasing the influence of women in technology!

AWT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in technology through the endowment of educational scholarships and the creation of opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth, working closely with the business community to facilitate diversity and inclusion.

AWT’s California fundraising forums and events throughout the year attract both men and women from every area of technology and our members include those just entering the field as well as those holding mid- and senior-level technical and management positions.

100% of our fundraising proceeds support the AWT Charitable Foundation.


Since 2007, the AWT Charitable Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to women studying at California colleges in pursuit of a career in technology. Our scholarship awards are made possible through the generous support of our members, community and industry friends. Our supporters, through their commitment to higher education, play an active role in the future of technology.

Meet Our Board

Erin Griffin


Mary Cruse

Vice President

Julie Lowery

Director of Scholarships

Anjly Khurana

Director of Community Outreach

Rosa Choi


Amy Chiang


Geraldine Ramezani

Director of Sponsorship

Kathy Melgar

Director of Operations

Erin Shimura

Director of Governance

Mindy Duong

Director of Marketing

Thomas Phelps

Board Advisor

Carmella Cassetta

Board Advisor