For the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (“GHC-13”) in October, I look forward not only to presenting a poster (“Lifetime Value of Mentoring to Technical Women” with Andrina Chaffin) but also a Student Opportunity Lab (SOL) topic: “Empowering Technical Women Through Global Mentoring” (with Sukaina Al-Nasrawi of Lebanon, Adla Chatila of Lebanon, Heba Hosny of Egypt, Maysoun Ibrahim of Palestine, and Trish Tierney of the US Institute of International Education). The Hopper Conference registration just opened and they have announced that Keynotes and Plenary Sessions will include Maria Klawe (President, Harvey Mudd College) and Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer, Facebook and Founder, Leanin.org):
- Theme: Think Big, Drive Forward
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- October 2 – 5, 2013
Next week, I am going to present at another women’s convention – new to me! – the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Convention 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AAUW Convention speakers will include Lilly Ledbetter and US Senator Olympia Snowe. AAUW has asked MentorCloud to present an “Online Mentoring” Special Interest Group (SIG):
Mentoring is a remarkably successful method to accelerate learning and growth, for both mentors and mentees. Come learn from an expert about how professional mentoring works. Hear about best practices and return on investment as well as real-world success stories from a variety of programs.
I have not been to New Orleans for many years and am curious how it will be different since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I am in the process of developing the presentation materials for both of these events now.
My daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman also had her GHC13 poster accepted: “The Arduino Dress: Be Your Own Light in Dark Places”. I look forward to sharing the Hopper Conference with her again this year!
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