History

Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, AnitaB.org’s Grace Hopper Celebration brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

About the Grace Hopper Celebration

GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.

Every year, women technologists and the best minds in computing convene to highlight the contributions of women to computing. AnitaB.org co-presents GHC with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The celebration results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for our attendees. GHC presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. The celebration also offers professional development through a variety of activities.

Impact

Grace Hopper Celebration 17 was the largest celebration yet, an unforgettable experience filled with amazing opportunities, and exceptional content focused around technology. Women came to network, learn, and find community. Organizations came to learn how to build inclusive cultures and find technical talent. GHC 17, held in Orlando, Florida, hosted 18,000 attendees from 81 countries. We offered over 400 sessions with more than 800 speakers. Find out why it was such an inspirational celebration!