Women in Computer Science Club

Boston University

Some Statistics

18 % CS/IT degrees earned by women
53 % of women leave the tech industry (vs 31% of men)
7 % of parters at top VC firms are women
11 % of executive positions held by women at Silicon Valley companies

About Us

Women in Computer Science Club at Boston University is designed to encourage women to participate fully in Computer Science by providing a supportive community, informing members about national computing events, drawing a focus on women in technology, offering mentorship via study groups, social activities, networking opportunities and professional events.

Getting Involved

Check out our calendar to find out more on future meetings and activities. The best way to follow what we are up to is through subscribing to our newsletter list and joining our Facebook group. You could also follow us on Instagram! Our email address is wics@bu.edu.


We are open to corporate sponsorship. With your support, we can conduct additional programming aimed at outreach and community-building internal events. Become a sponsor and make the tech industry a more inclusive and welcoming community along with us!
If you are interested, please reach out at wics@bu.edu.

WiCS E-Board | Splash 2017

President | Zora Che

Zora will be graduating May of 2022. She is passionate about the intersection of tech and social impact and research in AI fairness and misinformation. She has consulted non-profits for data analytics, researched on anomaly detection for particle physics, and organized summits for Impact Labs. On campus she TA for CS theory courses, organize arts events via BU Arts Initiative, and contribute to the Off the Cuff magazine. She loves to paint, read, and spend as much time in nature as possible. Her email address is zche [at] bu.edu.

Co-Vice President | Julie Le

Julie will be graduating May of 2023. She is a licensed TEDx organizer / former speaker and is passionate about creating platforms for everyone to share and innovative ideas, skills and talents. She is in love with the endless possibilities that CS creates and is also apart of CS Connect and TechTogether Boston. Her email address is tjle [at] bu.edu.

Co-Vice President | Shimli Satpathy

Shimli will be graduating in May of 2023 with a major in computer science. She was born in India but grew up in South East Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia). In her free time, she enjoys learning new languages and reading novels. Her email address is shimli [at] bu.edu.

Secretary | Aliya Tazhibayeva

Aliya will be graduating May of 2023. She is from the beautiful city of Almaty, in Kazakhstan. Having started her journey at BU as a Biomedical Engineer, she switched to a combined major in Computer Science and Statistics in her sophomore year while minoring in Business Administration and Management. Her interests range from social innovation and entrepreneurship to software engineering and robotics. On campus, she is a Program Manager in Community Service Center and MET IT Help Desk Technician. Also, she serves as Vice President at BU FinTech and Academic Ambassador in CAS Student Government, as well as BU Hack4Impact. While not studying and doing club work, you can find her exploring new restaurants in Boston, exercising in the gym, and hanging out with friends. Her email address is tzaliya [at] bu.edu.

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