Community Blog

  • Systers: Your Global Community
    “Until Systers came into existence, the notion of a global community of women in computer science did not exist.”   — Anita BorgLooking for a global community of individuals who support, encourage and challenge each other? The Anitab.org has just the group for you!In 1987, Anita Borg, founder of the Anita Borg Institute (now known as Anitab.org) formed an online global community of women. Systers works via an online community of women to support you wherever you are in your career ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 12-09-18
  • GHC 2018 – Mentoring
    GHC 2018 – MentoringWednesday, September 26, 2018Time: 11:30-2; 3:00 PM - 5:30 PMLocation: GRB Grand Ballroom BFindings Mentors and learning from other women at GHC Grace Hopper Convention is one of the top places for women in stem to learn from other women who have travelled their own paths in the world of technology.  Finding the right people to learn from can be hard but luckily it can also be easy.  You can attend GHC Mentoring Circles AND Speed Mentoring.Speed Mentoring: Start Time: 3:00 ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 07-09-18
  • How to mentor mentors on being a mentor?
    by: Mary Anne Melloy, Anita|Bees Mentor Committee MemberDo you consider yourself a mentor? Interested in being a mentor? Have volunteered for the speed mentoring at GHC '18. I wanted to share some of my tips and best practices for those that want to be a mentor…. now or in the future.Best Tips and Practices to utilize when mentoring a mentee:Listen. I mean really listen. Be careful of starting the answer (in your head) before the mentee has finished asking the question. ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 21-08-18
  • Changing of the Guard: Welcome to the New ABI President and CEO
    At the opening keynote of this year's Grace Hopper Celebration, eighteen thousand technical women got to meet AnitaB.org's new President and CEO, Brenda Darden Wilkerson. She introduced herself as a warm, eloquent, and passionate lady. She and outgoing CEO Telle Whitney made a touching video in which Telle passes the proverbial torch to Brenda, heralding an exciting new era for the organization.***I have had the great pleasure of getting to know Telle over the last number of years. A talented ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 05-10-17
  • Tips for GHC First Timers
    Just in time for your last-minute packing, here are some amazing tips for first-timers to GHC written by fellow committee member Faye Cheng.01) Push yourself out of your comfort zoneGHC provides a unique and invaluable opportunity to form genuine connections and conversations with fellow attendees. This conference brings together people from all over the world, and you can explore various tech-related topics and conversations with pretty much anyone -- and chances are they’re equally excited to chat with you too! ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 02-10-17
  • The Low-down on Speaking at GHC17
    So you're speaking at GHC17. What do you need to know? How can you prepare to be the best you can be? How do you calm your nerves?!Although I wasn't lucky enough to have any submissions accepted to this year's conference, I have spoken at Grace Hopper before along with many other venues. Let me start by reassuring you that this is one of the very best places to present. I have rarely found a more wonderfully supportive audience.Let's get ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 28-09-17
  • Childcare at GHC
    Are you a mom in computing planning on attending Grace Hopper this year? Then I highly recommend considering bringing your kid(s). Not only is there a huge opportunity to visit Disney while you're already in Orlando (shh, I'm planning on surprising my daughter with this), but the childcare option is top notch. And it's FREE!I brought the whole family to Grace Hopper 2012 in Baltimore when my daughter was ten months old. We made a road trip out of it, ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 15-09-17
  • Traveling to Orlando and Packing Tips for GHC
    This will be my fourth time attending the Grace Hopper Celebration and I get just as excited as the first time I attended.  There are so many things to see and do but to have the best experience possible, you need to prepare before you go.  Here is my essential list of tips on travel and what to bring.What to BringComfortable ShoesPack two pair of shoes – one casual pair and one professional pair.  DON’T PACK HEELS!  GHC is huge. ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 12-09-17
  • ABIE Awards
    There are a number of women technologists around the world who commit their work and time on making the world a better place for the future generations. In honor of their commitment to the social responsibility, AnitaB.org awards them with ABIE awards every year.Each year these awesome women will be honored with a cash prize, and all expense paid trip to GHC and an opportunity to speak at GHC to motivate other women. The award has 7 categories to cover ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 09-09-17
  • Volunteer at this year’s GHC!
    Ever considered not just attending Grace Hopper this year, but also giving back? Whether it's your first time attending, or you're a multi-year veteran, volunteering in some way is a great way to enhance your experience.I've been volunteering with the conference since 2008, my first year there. For many of those years, I served as as a volunteer blogger. Starting as a blogger opened up all kinds of opportunities for me, including being on the Anita|Bees committee. The women I've ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC Community Committee – Anita | BeesPublished on 29-08-17
  • Safe travels everyone!
    by Zaza SorianoThe GHC Communities Committee had their last conference call last night. I ended that call by telling everyone not to miss their flights. They all laughed... but I have reason for that statement. :)My sister, Ant Soriano, was living with me at the time. She had a train ticket home to see her mom for a holiday. The day comes... and I remember being rudely awoken by Ant. "Zaza!! You overslept!"... whoops. The second attempt, we made it all ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC BloggersPublished on 18-10-16
  • Meet your AnitaB.org GHC[2016] Communities Committee
    by Zaza Sorianovar GHC-CC = 'AnitaB.org GHC Communities Committee'GHC-CC.job = 'Organize Volunteers @ GHC 2016'GHC-CC.twitter = @GHC_CommitteeThe AnitaB.org GHC Communities Committee has some returning members (2015 committee) and some new members that manage various community activities at GHC. These include: note taking, blogging, and speed mentoring(A/B). The committee has been working for the past couple months to process and prepare some 140+ volunteers for GHC16. This year some of the manual intake processing was automated and will hopefully be polished in ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC BloggersPublished on 18-10-16
  • Introducing Jewish Women In Computing Community
    Going through a GHC is an overwhelming and awe-inspiring experience.  One could think that being at a women’s engineering conference would give enough focus and common grounds with all the other members of the conference.  However, Aubrey and Rebecca both felt amiss. Small nuances took shape in other communities that allowed their members to come about a common denominator. Aubrey understood that while there are communities representing many different religions and opinions, she could not find hers and began her ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC BloggersPublished on 14-10-16
  • NAWIC Events at GHC 2016
      By Andrea Delgado-Olson              We are so excited for another Grace Hopper Celebration! NAWiC has had a phenomenal year and we can’t wait to share it all with you today. Last week, a NAWiC member shared a blog with the GHC Bloggers about her perspective on diversity vs. candidacy in a tech company, and this topic may hit close to home with any woman of color in any industry. Our community was glad that she shared her experience and desire to ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC BloggersPublished on 11-10-16
  • A NAWiC Perspective On Diversity vs. Candidacy in Tech
    by Amanda SharpThe hot topic of the moment in high-tech is employee diversity. Several well-known high-tech companies have made public commitments to increase the diverse population within their organizations. Over the past few years, I’ve learned that a number of my coworkers have strong opinions about these initiatives. Break room conversations include statements such as “Why aren’t we hiring qualified candidates?” and “This is discrimination.”I am a Mohave woman. This is how I was born. It’s absurd to think that ... Read the rest
    Source: GHC BloggersPublished on 06-10-16
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