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Role The Anita Borg Institute is hiring a Vice President of Systems and Infrastructure. The VP will report to the CEO and be a vital member of the Executive team. The person in this role will lead the efforts on how technology is used in the ... Read more
Beginning May 1, The Anita Borg Institute is soliciting nominations for a student Board of Trustees member. Nominations will close on June 1.
Position Summary The Marketing Manager will be a key team member in supporting the Anita Borg Institute’s brand, online and event marketing efforts. The individual will report to the VP, Strategic Marketing and Alliances, and will work closely with other members of the marketing team as well as the program and ... Read more
Position Summary The Business Development Account Executive will be responsible for maintaining and expanding annual financial support for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) in the key area of national (US-based) and international (India-based) event sponsorships. The position reports to the Director of Development and works in close ... Read more
There was a recent discussion on Systers about comments from Christos Papadimitrou. I wont go into whether or not he is right or wrong, which is a topic that received a bit of flaming. What I want to discuss is a comment from Susan Landau, a syster and someone who I always enjoy hearing when she talks at the Grace Hopper Conference.
CEO Telle Whitney is featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal as part of a cover package focusing on the Valley's tech industry and gender equality. She offers her insights on how to give women in tech the shot they deserve. Read more
We are so pleased that Systers was accepted into GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 2013 as a Mentoring Organization. We have participated as a mentoring organization for the past few years and every year we are excited to have a chance to help more women learn Python, coding practices and collaborate with other techies in open source. GSoC is an excellent opportunity for students to get exposed to open source languages and technologies, the various open source communities and network/collaborate with great developers.
I talked to one of my male friends who also studied Computer Science and he point blank told me to tell Microsoft “NO”. He said “if they didn’t want you for the Software Engineer position, then you really shouldn’t accept it.” Other friends were telling me the same thing that maybe Microsoft wasn’t going to be a good fit. But why not? I really had to reflect on my experiences and what I have been capable of doing. The fact that Microsoft saw my potential made me feel confident in my skills and willingness to take on new challenges.
When I was in college a friend who was a semester ahead of me and brilliant told me that she was dropping out of Computer Science. She’d decided that she wanted to major in Math. And, when I asked why, she said that it was just easier.
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in the high-tech industry, today opened scholarship applications for entry to the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC). The GHC Scholarship program seeks to broaden the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing by enabling a wide variety of students who otherwise may not have the means to attend and participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration.