Our New Name and Logo Reflect Our Community

Our New Name and Logo Reflect Our Community

On October 4, 2017, the first day of the Grace Hopper Celebration, our organization announced that we would no longer call ourselves the Anita Borg Institute. Our new name — AnitaB.org — still honors our founder while reflecting our move away from a formal, bureaucratic attitude and toward a warmer, more personal feeling; the “.org” in our name acts as a reminder of our nonprofit mission.

Our new, multifaceted logo conveys two of our core values: diversity and intersectionality. The range of vivid colors represent women technologists across their many dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, age, ability, socioeconomic status, and temperament. The logo contains an arrow embedded in the facets. But, unlike a conventional cursor arrow, ours points forward — up, and to the right — reflecting our desire to positively change the direction of the tech industry.

We’re here to break down boundaries, advocate for change, and remain persistent in the face of adversity. And our new brand signals that to the world.

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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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