Nationwide 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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From the President and CEO

At, 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

What we do

Program 1

Grace Hopper Celebration

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 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

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 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 Local Communities

Members of 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.

By the numbers

The impact


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 .


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) .

Get Involved

The Local community for the San Francisco Bay Area — — 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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Brenda Darden Wilkerson
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1 day ago - @anitab.0rg

Our Spring Partner Meeting was a tremendous success with 90+ partners working collectively to build balanced teams, encourage innovation, and prove their commitment to increasing the number of #womenintech roles at all levels. Thank you, Partners! #50/50by2025 #diversityintech

4 days ago - @anitab.0rg

Learn about the journey of Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of, to achieve #techequity in an interview with wogrammer. #5050by2025 #diversityintech (Copy and paste link from first comment.)

5 days ago - @anitab.0rg

On May 15, from 2:00-3:00pm ET, join us for #Systers TechTalks on Professional Insights to Early Career Development for #WomeninTech. @pasukwo, a software developer at IBM, will share five important insights for career development. Register today! (Copy and paste link from first comment.)

1 week ago - @anitab.0rg

One of our team members having fun at the @creategoodcon! #CreateGood19

1 week ago - @anitab.0rg

Thanks to Senator Jacky Rosen for speaking about the importance of building pathways for women in tech, on a panel sponsored Womens High Tech Coalition. Did you know Senator Rosen has a background in software development? #WomenInTech #BuildingBlocksOfSTEM

2 weeks ago - @anitab.0rg

#MayThe4thBeWithYou Happy #StarWarsDay! How are you celebrating?

2 weeks ago - @anitab.0rg

CEO and President o, @BrendaDardenW, enjoyed meeting the innovators and founders who participated in the @RiseOfRest road trip in Florida. Thank you for the opportunity and inspiration. #ROTR8 #TechEquity

2 weeks ago - @anitab.0rg

Watch VP of Programs at, @mcreducates, talk to @ComcastNewsmkrs about our efforts to increase the number of women in #cybersecurity as well as throughout tech and our mission to achieve #5050by2025. #ChicagoAnitaB (copy and paste link from first comment.)

3 weeks ago - @anitab.0rg

Join us for #Systers TechTalks on Crowdsourced Learning, April 30, from 3:30-4:30pm ET. Learn how presenter Faith Ng’etich used crowdsourced learning to advance her programming skills, deepen her research skills and empower self-learning. Register today! (Copy and paste link from the first comment.)

3 weeks ago - @anitab.0rg

Partners committing to #5050by2025 at the Spring Partner Meeting via the, "I am, We are," challenge. #AnitaBPartner Blog

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 India, spoke with YourStory about how we at 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.