Women in Technology [WiT] at IUPUI’s purpose is to develop leaders through personal as well as professional relationships and networking. We exist to empower women in technology!
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WiT Steering Committees Detailed Info » Women in Technology [WiT] Steering Committees [.pdf]
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Grace Hopper Celebration [GHC] of Women in Computing Conference in Baltimore, Maryland will on October 3-6, 2012. GHC is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. This year GHC's Theme is “”Are We There Yet?” GHC is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.
For more information, go to GHC Website
» Apply for Grace Hopper Celebration [GHC] Women in Computing Scholarships
Can women succeed in IT?
Women have recently taken several notable positions at the forefront of big tech companies. Unfortunately, they remain the exception to the rule.
Learn about the presence – or lack thereof – of women in technology, from dismal numbers to inspiring success stories and resources for supporting ambitious, tech-minded women.
Women in Technology: Triumphs, Barriers and Interesting Data:
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote Speech @Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference on November 10, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.
The conference's 1st day included a keynote speech by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, who spoke about the need for more women in technology and in higher level senior positions. She offered five suggestions for women interested in advancing their careers, saying they should:
1.) believe in themselves, see their successes clearly and don't underestimate your achievements – no one ever achieved what they did not set out to do
2.) dream BIG, be ambitious – success is positively correlated with men, while the opposite is true with women; but with more women in power, this will change
3.) choose a supportive partner – this is the single most important decision a woman can make for her career, because women typically assume the additional responsibilities of raising a family
4.) avoid making career decisions too early – trying to plan life too carefully can close doors rather than keep them open
5.) start talking – it's important to acknowledge the challenges women face and communicate them openly, or change will never happen
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