Anita Borg Institute
What are the ways in which an organization develops its top talent, and is the selection criteria biased in a way that self selects people who look like those already in key positions?
By Telle Whitney (President & CEO, Anita Borg Institute)
John Chambers recently wrote a memo to his leadership team articulating his realization that he has not walked the talk on advancing women. I applaud John’s decision to go public on this topic. The numbers at the top of most organizations of women’s representation have remained stagnant for many years.
By BJ Wishinsky (Community Manager, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology)
The 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation.
The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.
The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from October 3 – 6, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
This year’s theme “Are We There Yet?”
By Sarah Granger (Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle)
It’s no secret that San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s tech demographics skew heavily on the side of men. Rather than continue quietly observing this cultural inequity, over the past few years, more voices have brought attention to the issue.
Through increased publicity, thanks to speeches by leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and articles like this month’s feature in San Francisco magazine, the conversation around women entrepreneurs is beginning to change. Still, some of the discussion is going in the wrong direction – focusing only at those at the very top
By Sapna Chandiramani (Consulting Director, Anita Borg Institute)
Women Entrepreneur Quest, presented by the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, is designed to promote and showcase early-stage technology ventures founded or led by women entrepreneurs in all technologies.
We are looking for talented technical women in the founding or leadership team of early stage startups who have applied technology in innovative ways to solve meaningful business problems. If you are an early stage startup and have at least one woman on your founding or leadership team, apply here
By Linda Forrest (Associate, Francis Moran & Associates)
Reading a recent post about the role formal education plays in entrepreneurship, I was reminded of an article I read a few months ago about the “real reason women quit engineering.”
In Stemming The Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering, two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professors report on their survey of over 3,700 women with engineering degrees. They found that just one in four women who had left the field reported doing so to spend more time with family.