Last night, some of the leaders of the Anita Borg Institute met for dinner and a movie. The premiere film was “she++ the documentary” shown at Stanford University. This remarkable short film on the value of Computer Science, particularly to girls and women, was inspired by the popular 2012 she++ (“She Plus Plus”) conference. The documentary was directed by two impressive young women: Stanford undergraduates Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal. ABI was in the audience to show our support for this notable effort.
Founded in January 2012, she++ was Stanford’s first conference on women in technology. In April 2012, we hosted a lineup of inspirational women in tech–from companies such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Pinterest, among others–and 250+ attendees on Stanford’s campus. After positive feedback from attendees, mentors, and the press, we have decided to expand she++ into a full-fledged community that inspires women to empower computer science. Through a number of initiatives, we aim to create community and momentum for female technologists.
The 2013 she++ conference is already filling up.
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