Cisco Teams with the Anita Borg Institute, Supporting Gender Diversity in Technology at Grace Hopper Celebration 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 15, 2015—Cisco is teaming with the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) this week.
“Grace Hopper is more than a conference, it's an opportunity to come together to share diverse perspectives and experiences. As a six year sponsor of GHC, we couldn’t be more proud of the contributions this organization and our own Cisco employees are making to create the impact of women in technology, ” said Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer.
Grace Hopper Celebration 2015 comes to life through the dedication and commitment of our Partner Community at Anita Borg Institute. When a company partners with us, they are aligning their organization with ideals and practices that promote gender diversity, and drives innovation, in technology,” said Telle Whitney, president and chief executive officer of the Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration.
About the Grace Hopper Celebration
GHC, the largest gathering of women in computing in the world, expects 12,000 attendees this year, a 50 percent increase from the previous year. Visionary leaders such as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Megan Smith, United States CTO, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube, Manuela Veloso, Herbert A. Simon Professor at Carnegie Mellon, Clara Shih, CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social and Hilary Mason, renowned data scientist, will speak at and attend GHC 2015.
About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 65 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI has over 50 industry partners, which you can view at http://anitaborg.org/partner-with-us/our-partners/. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization in the US and a non-profit organization registered as a section-8 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 in India. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.