History:

Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women In Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

About the conference:

GHC is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing.

For 13 years, GHC has brought together the community of women technologists, the best minds in computing and increased visibility for the contributions of women to computing. The conference is co-presented by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The conference results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for our attendees. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. The conference also offers professional development through a variety of activities.

Impact:

GHC 2013 held in Minneapolis, Minnesota hosted more than 4,750 attendees from 53 countries, with over 350 companies present to be part of this global event. GHC 2013 achieved an unprecedented quality rating of 4.52 (on a 5.0 scale) with 95% of respondents rating the overall quality of GHC 2013 as Excellent or Good. The conference also rated high on Inspiration, Relevance of technical topics and professional development topics and overall quality. A detailed report will be available soon.