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Monat: Januar 2017

The Impact of GHC on Students

The Impact of GHC on Students

Northeastern University sends a large group of female CS students to GHC each year. Learn how conferences like GHC impact and inspire young women.

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Cisco’s GHC Snapchat Contest a Success

Cisco’s GHC Snapchat Contest a Success

After a successful GHC contest, Cisco plans to launch an innovative and unconventional campaign: using Snapchat to recruit new employees.

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Fighting for Diversity During Trump Administration

Fighting for Diversity During Trump Administration

Activists are urging companies to take further actions to ensure the Trump administration does not hinder the strides made towards diversity in tech.

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Scheduled Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on the GHC site on January 23, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. CT.

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What Happened to Women in Computing?

What Happened to Women in Computing?

Although computer science was once a women-dominated field, there are very few women in computing today. See how RIT is working to solve this problem.

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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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