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Companies support world's largest gathering of tech women

 September 11, 2018

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The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Great companies attending this awesome event include progressive employers.

"We're counting down the days to GHC 2018. We're looking for artistic cyber experts that aren't afraid to be their full creative selves," said Northrop Grumman.

An exciting program of activity

Women from all over the world attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, with over 20,000 people from around the world. It is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). AnitaB.org is a non-profit social enterprise that envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build it.

Events during the day include the Abie Awards which celebrate the achievement of women in tech; a speaker series which includes Priscilla Chan, co-founder of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Jessica O. Matthews, founder and CEO of Uncharted Power; and Padmasree Warrior, CEO and Chief Development Officer, NIO U.S; and the GHC Expo - one of the largest career fairs in the United States.

Companies supporting women technologists 

Women who attend GHC say they are motivated by role models they encounter and feel inspired about career opportunities.

Part of this inspiration come from sponsors who attend the event and exhibit at the Expo. “I have never seen so many companies gathered to increase their numbers so actively and deliberately,” said Sisipho Zinja, Computer Science Major, University of Rochester. 

EY will be in attendance, Amazon will be at the Career Fair, Northrop Grumman will be in the Interview Hall to interview applicants, and Oracle will have a stall at the Technology Showcase, exhibiting products and services. GHC Expo contributes greatly to the technology discourse, helps inspire solutions for the betterment of society and ignites the creative spark in women technologists.

“Grace Hopper Celebration gave me the confidence to know that I have what it takes to be a computer scientist and the courage to continue down my path,” said Kelly Peterson, Computer Science Major, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Learn more about GHC.


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