GHC News: Black Women in Computing @ GHC
by Danielle Cummings
Black Women in Computing is an online community created to provide support to black women in computing-related fields. This group began after the Women of Color luncheon at the Grace Hopper Conference in 2010. The official kickoff for BWiC was at the Birds of a Feather session, Black Women in Computing: Increasing Numbers Through Networking, at the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference. Since then, the community has increased in number and support. At this year’s GHC we’re proud to have a BWiC reception sponsored by MasterCard. The reception will be on Wednesday, October 3rd @ 6pm in Key Ballroom 10 of the Hilton Baltimore Hotel. This reception is a great opportunity for attendees to hear more about BWiC’s activities and recent efforts in the 4 key mission areas: presence, recruitment & retention, online resources, and support system. I’m really looking forward to seeing existing members, and meeting new members and supporters!
About the Author: In addition to creating BWiC and moderator of the community, Danielle Cummings is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University and Board of Advisory member at the Anita Borg Institute.
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