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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Recently, the New York Times published Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? (, and article which, in part, explored a variety of inherent biases that may discourage young women from pursuing careers in science and other technical fields. Although women in technical and scientific careers remain underrepresented, these biases are increasingly being acknowledged and addressed, with programs designed to remedy them.

Last week in Minneapolis, more than 4000 women in Computer Science gathered at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (, a conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront, increase visibility for the contributions of women in computing, and foster networking and mentoring for junior women in technical fields. 
Over 160 Googlers attended, including VP of Google[x] +Megan Smith  who gave a keynote titled, "Passion, Adventure and Heroic Engineering", and senior executives from Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other industry leaders attended the Tech Exec Forum to talk about how to advance technical women in the workplace. 

Watch a new documentary video (linked below), which debuted at the conference, to learn more about the life and vision of Computer Scientist Anita Borg and her influence on the creation of the Anita Borg Institute (, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the Systers (, the world’s largest email community of technical women in computing.
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