Sit With Me is a national advocacy campaign designed to encourage women in computing careers, created by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Sit With Me uses an iconic Red Chair to symbolize that women in technology need more seats at the table, that men and women can sit in support and solidarity for technical women, and that one highly visible action can instigate others.
Sonoma State University is participating in the Sit With Me campaign as an NCWIT Academic Alliance member, because innovation and creativity thrive in an environment with a diversity of viewpoints, values, backgrounds, and life experiences. We seek to inspire and mentor women in technology fields, to fight against the national trend of low enrollment in these academic programs — a trend to which the CSU system is not immune.
Sit With Me to Take A Stand
In the videos below, Sonoma State leaders sit in the Red Chair and explain the opportunities it provides for the community to support, inspire, and connect with our students.
Red Chair Events
Follow us on Instagrm and Twitter to see our students, faculty, staff, and community partners and their Red Chair messages!