Last Day of Hopper Conference 2012


After some very promising networking and fascinating presentations, the TechWomen mentors and mentees enjoyed dinner together and then walked to the final party of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – held at the Maryland Science Center on the harbor in Baltimore MD.

I particularly enjoyed yesterday’s talk by Jane Margolis about changes in the technical world in the ten years since her publication with Allan Fisher of the groundbreaking book Unlocking the Clubhouse. There has been both growth and retreat for the community of technical women during that time. Some of the advances are in:

As always, I was very pleased to be able to participate in GHC with my smart and geeky daughter Jessica!





Images Copyright 2012 by Katy Dickinson


Filed under Hopper - Anita Borg Institute, Mentoring & Other Business, News & Reviews

4 responses to “Last Day of Hopper Conference 2012

  1. Fellow Attendee

    Awesome post!! I love the pictures and I really appreciate hearing about the unlocking the clubhouse talk.

    Quick correction: Dr. Klawe wasn’t President of Princeton. She’s President of Harvey Mudd College, and previously was Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton. Princeton’s president is Dr. Shirley Tilghman, a molecular biologist.

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

    • Katy Dickinson

      Thanks for the comment – I fixed the error! I did know that… not sure why I combined the names and roles of two such distinguished women.

  2. Impressive list of great CEO’s TechWomen
    Sends an encouraging feeling that commercial cum tech business leadership is no longer thought of as restricted to gendering considerations

    let’s hope we ear of more important ones

  3. let’s hope we hear of more important ones

    I meant other important appointments

    e.g. you were all at the White House…..will it become PINK one day ?!!!!!

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