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Sharpening the Focus on Diversity at GHC16

Sharpening the Focus on Diversity at GHC16

ABI is putting even more emphasis on the importance of diversity among attendees, speakers, panelists, students and all participants of the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing.

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Additional Sponsorships Open

You can begin purchasing additional sponsorships on Wednesday, February 17. Please visit our sponsors page to learn more about the benefits of sponsoring GHC 2016.

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Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Technology Opens Call for Participation and Scholarship Applications

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(Marketwired – Feb 17, 2016): AnitaB.org, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing announces the Call for Participation (CFP) and scholarship applications are open for the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC), which will take place in Houston, Texas on Oct. 19-21, 2016. “GHC is, at…

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Grace Hopper Celebration Included in Developer Conferences Report by Independent Research Firm

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(Marketwired – Feb 11, 2016): The Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC) has been included in the February 2016 report: “Developer Conferences Speed Your Transition To Modern Application Development” by Forrester Research. “I’m proud to see GHC cited by Forrester Research,” said Telle Whitney, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. “We’ve worked…

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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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