GHC 22 Advancing Inclusion Complimentary Registration

Applications For GHC 22 Are Now Closed

GHC 22 Advancing Inclusion Complimentary Registration

At AnitaB.org, we are always looking for ways to increase diversity in tech and to support those who are under-tapped in the tech industry.

That is why we created the GHC Advancing Inclusion Complimentary Registration Initiative, providing historically overlooked women and non-binary individuals who are under-tapped in the tech industry an opportunity to attend Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), build their networks, and gain knowledge and resources.

Please read the eligibility criteria carefully as we will not be able to make exceptions.

Be sure to also check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Questions? Email us at OrgTransformation@AnitaB.org.

Applications closed on May 17, 2022

Benefits

Individual Registration for the Celebration.

Eligibility

  • This opportunity is designed for African American, Black, Native American, Alaska Native, Latina, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander who are women (regardless of gender assignment at birth) or who are gender non-conforming or non-binary and underrepresented in the tech industry.
  • Must demonstrate a desire to work in tech.
  • Must be a resident of the United States or United States Territories
  • Must identify as one of the following:
    • Faculty or staff in K-12 or higher education institution.
    • Student (if under 18, must be accompanied by a chaperone).
    • Government employee.
    • Individual working for a nonprofit.
    • Individual who is currently not employed.
    • Individual working for a startup company (for the purpose of this application, a startup is defined as a company that has been running for no more than five (5) years regardless of how many employees).
    • Individual working in for-profit.*

*If your company is a Sponsor or Partner organization, please connect with your manager for available opportunities to attend GHC.

What are we looking for in a GHC Registration Recipient?

  • Applicants who can demonstrate how their past and/or current work or life experiences have shaped their desire to enter tech.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate how attending GHC will have a positive impact on their career trajectories in tech and/or their communities.

 

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Note: If you receive a complimentary registration and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend the Celebration, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes an opportunity away from another individual that could have attended.

Please note that as a U.S. based organization, we must comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including those regarding financial transactions with certain countries and individuals. We will contact you if these laws and regulations affect your complimentary registration/grant or if we require more information to make such a determination. You may obtain additional details regarding the laws and regulations referenced above by visiting this website.

FAQ

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

No, this registration is not transferable. If you are unable to attend, you must notify OrgTransformation@AnitaB.org.

Can I use my registration for another year?

No, the registration can only be used for GHC 22 regardless of the circumstance.

I am a woman in tech, but do not identify as any of the racial/ethnic groups listed. Can I still apply for the complimentary registration?

At this time, given the limited amount of complimentary registrations available, we are focusing on specific groups that are both under-tapped in the tech industry and at Grace Hopper Celebration. We are working on further expanding to include additional groups that are under-tapped in the tech industry and persons with disabilities in order to continue providing targeted services and programming in the future.

I identify as a transgender woman. Am I eligible to apply if I meet the other criteria?

Absolutely!

Can I apply for this registration if I applied to be a GHC speaker?

Yes, those who applied to be a GHC speaker can also apply for this registration.

If I received a scholarship to attend GHC before, am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, having received a scholarship in a prior year does not disqualify you from applying.

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
  • Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols.

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event. 

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