GHC 2013 a Big Success

GHC 2013 a Big Success

The 2013 version of the Grace Hopper Celebration was a big success. Living up to it’s billing as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, over 4,750 people from 53 countries attended this multi-day event. GHC was not only bigger but also better, receiving an overall quality rating of 4.52 out of a maximum of 5 and 95% of respondants rated it good or excellent.

Women at all stages of their careers attended the annual event including 1,900 students and over 2,200 women from industry. The University of Minnesota had the largest number of attendees from an academic institution, and Microsoft led the list for company participants.

Keynote addresses from Megan Smith (Vice President, Google[x]), Valerie Taylor (Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Texas A&M), and a plenary panel with Maria Klawe (President, Harvey Mudd College), Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook) and Telle Whitney (CEO, were all enthusiastically received.

Other highlights included the career fair, technical and professional development related sessions, thought provoking discussions, ABIE award winners and some fantastic parties. Check out the highlights on our Flickr photos and YouTube videos.

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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, 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. 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. 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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