Women Innovators Fellowship

The Showcase

Our Fellows are ready to share their final projects with the Omaha community at a free showcase event on Wednesday, July 31st. RSVP here or head on over to our blog to learn more about the showcase.

Women Innovators Fellowship Showcase. Wednesday July 31st, 5:30PM at Do Space. RSVP Today! Click Here.

Opportunity

Do Space is proud to offer three Fellows the opportunity to develop projects that will address local challenges facing women in technology and tech entrepreneurship. Each selected project will provide real benefit to Omaha’s innovation and creative communities, in part by raising awareness of local challenges and fostering a sense of community.

The Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship is a self-directed educational experience that has given our Fellows the opportunity to build a portfolio of work, exercise leadership skills, and become more competitive in the workplace. Most importantly, our all-female Advisory Board of Omaha leaders in business and technology has provided the Fellows with advice, connections, and mentorship. This unique opportunity is generously sponsored by Dr. James and Karen Linder.

Challenges

Women are underrepresented in technical roles.
  • Women hold 24% of Omaha’s tech jobs.
  • The average tech industry female-to-male earnings ratio is 85%.
  • In 1984, 37% of computer science majors were women. That percentage fell to 18% by 2014.
Women are underrepresented in business.
  • 1 in 5 C-suite leaders is a woman; fewer than 1 in 30 is a woman of color.
  • Women founders received 2.2% of all U.S. venture capital dollars in 2017.
  • 70% of startups say they have no women on their boards.

Program Timeline

September 1, 2018 Applications open
November 1, 2018              Applications close
Mid-November 2018 Interviews conducted
Early December 2018 Fellows notified
January 2019 Fellows announced
February 4, 2019 Fellowship begins
July 31, 2019 Fellowship ends; showcase event

 


WOMEN INNOVATORS FELLOWSHIP

Do Space is proud to introduce you to our 2019 Fellows: April Goettle, Bianca Zongrone Jefferson, and Carina Glover! Learn more about the Fellows and their projects here.

Meet the 2019 Fellows

Advisory Board Recognition

Questions about the Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship Program?
Contact Anna Gadzinski at
agadzinski@dospace.org.


INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS FELLOWSHIP

The Do Space Innovative Educators Fellowship created opportunities for local teachers, librarians, and educators to catalyze rapid innovation in Omaha. In Summer 2017, Do Space awarded three Omaha-area educators a $10,000 stipend to create innovative projects in 3D printing, robotics, and software development. Read more about the 2017 Fellows and their projects here.

Photo of the 2017 Innovative Educator Fellows: Charlie Cuddy, Kylie Gumpert, and Derek Babb
The Fellows at the 2017 Do Space Showcase (L-R): Charlie Cuddy, Kylie Gumpert, Derek Babb.