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AnitaB.org is best known for its annual Grace Hopper Celebration, the world's largest gathering of women technologists with more than 20,000 attendees.

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Welcome

From the President and CEO

At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the teams that imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. Our full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.

Brenda Darden Wilkerson

By The Numbers

The impact

10,955

People participated in local communities in 20+ cities around the globe, where women met like-minded peers and found opportunities at organizations in their area

1,916

Volunteers directly supported our mission through participation in programs and events, including Women of Vision, local community events, Top Companies for Women Technologists, and Grace Hopper Celebration (US and India)

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What we do

Program 1

Grace Hopper Celebration

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The world’s largest gathering of women technologists, Grace Hopper Celebration welcomes more than 20,000 attendees annually. In addition to keynote speeches from leading technical women, the celebration features the AnitaB.org PitcHER™ contest for entrepreneurs, career development sessions, presentation of Abie Awards, poster sessions, a hackathon, and the industry’s largest technical career fair for women.

Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994, GHC honors the technical legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper by bringing the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

Program 2

Organizational Transformation / Partnerships

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We recognize the impact of women technologists, and help innovation driven organizations build balanced teams. We partner with more than 80 industry leaders worldwide. These forward-thinking organizations are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with robust representation of technical women.

Top Companies for Women Technologists is a national program from AnitaB.org that identifies key trends around the representation of women technologists in the workforce. First launched in 2011, the program helps organizations identify areas where they can improve, and signals a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that women look for in an employer. In 2018, we evaluated 80 companies, accounting for more than 628,000 technologists across a variety of fields.

Program 3

AnitaB.org Local Communities

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Members of AnitaB.org Local communities organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. Local communities are active in many cities around the world including Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, New Delhi, London, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Tokyo. Additionally, a number of location-independent affinity groups help women in technology get connected, find new opportunities, and meet their career goals.

Information

Get Involved

The AnitaB.org Local community for the San Francisco Bay Area — SiliconValley.AnitaB.org — hosts regular events for women technologists. Local leaders are always looking for volunteers to support events and contribute to blogs and forums.

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Key Facts and Figures

$22.0m

Annual Budget
Year Ended Dec 2016
Program Spend
83%
Fundraising Spend
3%
Management Spend
14%
Founded
1987
President and CEO
Brenda Darden Wilkerson
Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA
# Employees
77
# Volunteers
361

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Latest posts by AnitaB.org

@anitab.0rg Partner Program Profile: AnitaB.org COO, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson @jcopelandcarson is trained as an anthropologist, designer and social scientist, who specializes in global cultural diversity. An award-winning social impact leader, she is a sought after DEI speaker, trainer, and author. We are proud that she oversees Partner Corporate DEI Services and is leading our new 50/50 by 2025 Women’s Tech Equity Strategy. (Link in first comment.)

1 day ago

@anitab.0rg AnitaB.org is hosting 28 Days of Technology Careers. The series of webinars will focus on numerous technical occupations with amazing speakers sharing their expertise and knowledge. Today's webinar is on UX Designer and will be held at 12:00 PM EST. Learn about our speaker and register today! (Link in the first comment.)

2 days ago

@anitab.0rg MakeChange Women: Meet the women who are disrupting the status quo. Watch this amazing video where our CEO and President, @BrendaDardenW, talks about, “Forget looking the part,” and the impact AnitaB.org is making to drive change. (Link in the first comment.)

5 days ago

@anitab.0rg We are excited to announce that our President & CEO, @BrendaDardenW, is a featured speaker at the 2019 #blackcomputeHER Conference. She will be speaking on a panel titled, “Black Women’s Path Forward in Computing+Tech.” Click here for more info. (Link in the first comment.)

5 days ago

@anitab.0rg AnitaB.org is hosting 28 Days of Technology Careers. The series of webinars will focus on numerous technical occupations with amazing speakers sharing their expertise and knowledge. Today's webinar is on Database Administration and will be held at 12:00 PM EST. Learn about our speaker and register today! (Link in the first comment.)

5 days ago

@anitab.0rg Are you familiar with the AnitaB.org Partner Program? We believe that innovation is key to competitiveness. By partnering with more than 75 industry leaders worldwide, our goal is to provide insight and expert guidance to build stronger, diverse teams, and to encourage innovation. Is your company interested? (Link in first comment.)

6 days ago

@anitab.0rg AnitaB.org is hosting 28 Days of Technology Careers. The series of webinars will focus on numerous technical occupations with amazing speakers sharing their expertise and knowledge. Today's webinar is on Software QA Engineer and will be held at 12:00 PM EST. Learn about our two speakers and register today! (Link in the first comment.)

6 days ago

@anitab.0rg AnitaB.org is hosting 28 Days of Technology Careers. The series of webinars will focus on numerous technical occupations with amazing speakers sharing their expertise and knowledge. Today's webinar is on Analytic Manager and will be held at 12:00 PM EST. Learn about our speaker and register today! (Link in the first comment.)

1 week ago

@anitab.0rg Female Trailblazers Notably Absent from 60 Minutes Tech Report. Read what our CEO and President, @BrendaDardenW, has to say in response to the @60minutes report discrediting decades worth of advocacy. #womenintech (Link in the first comment.)

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AnitaB.org Blog, November 13 2018

Grace Hopper Celebration India Shows Women Belong in Tech

From unconscious bias to the leaky pipeline, there are many obstacles that women face when pursuing a career in technology. Geetha Kannan, Managing Director of AnitaB.org India, spoke with YourStory about how we at AnitaB.org are trying to address these challenges and increase diversity in tech. One of our initiatives is our annual Grace Hopper Celebration India, Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists. The Celebration — which is being held November 14-16, 2018 in Bangalore — features multiple sessions, workshops, and even a career fair to support women in tech and remind them that they belong in this field.

In the Fund

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A gap remains at all levels of a women's career journey, from entering high-earning fields like technology, to equal pay and earning promotions. Women still earn 78 cents to a man's dollar.