Her vision and strong belief has helped women in computing and technology around the world.
Systers received a special invitation from the Grace Hopper Heritage Committee to attend Grace Hopper’s Wreath Laying Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The community was excited and many area D.C. Systers planned on attending and RSVP early. The significance of this event came full circle for the community as the first Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing was held in Washington, D.C. in 1994.
Since 2007, Systers have been giving back to our community and women around the world through the Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards. These awards ($500 – $1,000) help women across the globe have a huge impact through technology in their own communities. Award monies are used to pay for school, supplemental fees, to start ICT programs for girls in their communities, code workshops for women, and much more. The impact is long lasting and continues to spark innovative program development that brings about positive change .
An amazing opportunity to participate in the Google Summer of Code.
Mentoring has proven to be very useful in career development especially with Technical Women. Mentorships tremendously help women that are interested in technical fields gain access to both technical and management positions. These low numbers are rising due to mentorships at young ages.