SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

September 25, 2013 07:00 ET

Media Alert: The Anita Borg Institute Presents the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Join Exceptional Women Leaders at the World's Largest Conference for Women in Computing as They "Think Big, Drive Forward."

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) -  

WHO:
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, will be hosting its annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Of Women In Computing Conference.

  • Over 4,400 attendees including technology executives, government officials, academia, and students from around the globe.
  • Speakers include: Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College; Dr. Arati Prabhakar, DARPA; and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

WHAT:
The Grace Hopper Celebration 2013 the largest technical conference for women in computing with an agenda based on collaborative proposals by senior female leaders in various technology disciplines. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing a cross section of industry, academia and government. Top researchers will present their recent work while special sessions will focus on the evolving role of women in today's technology fields. The event offers networking and mentoring opportunities for women at all levels of their career.

  • This sold-out event brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront and increases visibility for the myriad contributions of women in computing.
  • ABI Career Fair provides attendees with the opportunity to meet with leading high tech companies, research laboratories, government agencies and universities.
  • Schedule for GHC: http://bit.ly/17UpK3z

WHERE:

  • Minneapolis Convention Center
    1301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

WHEN:

  • Wednesday, October 2 - Saturday, October 5, 2013

WHY:

  • GHC is an excellent opportunity for women in computing to share ideas and innovations in technology, network with best women in the field and gain insights from exceptional female leaders in technology.

About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 42 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org

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Contact Information

  • For More Information, contact:
    Kate Carey
    New Venture Communications
    Email Contact
    650-814-3088