Women in Technology -II
Bangalore, November 12, 2019: The 10th Anniversary of Grace Hopper Celebration India, Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists, concluded in the city this week. The three-day event witnessed record registration from over 6500 attendees.
The Career Fair, an integral part of the Celebration that provides opportunity for professional women and students to explore technology careers, had over 50 sponsors from global technology companies including American Express, BNY Mellon, Amazon, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Google, IBM, Qualcomm, and many more.
The three-day Celebration provided knowledge sharing opportunities on different topics ranging from Tech for Social Impact, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Agile and DevOps, High Performance Computing, Emerging Technologies, Design and Product Evolution, Tech Workshops, Hardware, and Internet of Things (IoT). Empowering activities like Poster Sessions, Speed Mentoring, TechTalks, and Expert Meetups were featured. The Tech Expo showcased some of the latest technology products and solutions from the world of startups and large organizations.
“We are excited that such a large number of women came in to attend the Celebration and take part this year,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. “It was inspiring to experience such a huge gathering of women celebrating, supporting, and encouraging one another. This is motivation to drive our efforts in attaining 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025 in India, the U.S., and everywhere across the globe.”|
“This is a significant year for us as it is the 10th year of GHCI in India and we are extremely happy with the outcome,” said Maggie Inbamuthiah, Managing Director of AnitaB.org India. “We continue to enhance this platform for women technologists to come together, network, share knowledge, and showcase their expertise and innovation. The Career Fair witnessed excellent traction where students and aspiring women candidates could directly interact with leading recruiters from global technology companies to explore internships and full-timejobs.”
Grace Hopper Celebration India, organized by AnitaB.org, is Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists. AnitaB.org has successfully organized Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) since 2010, witnessing a significant growth year-over-year.