Support Women in Technology

Support Women in Technology

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We're changing the culture! We're shattering the ceiling! We're not apologetic when it comes to supporting women in IT.

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In 2008, The School of Informatics & Computing decided to make a bold move to increase the number of women in the pipeline of technology. We committed to doubling our enrollment of undergraduate women. We did that in just 18 months. Since then, we’ve doubled it again.

Diversity is more than a buzzword around here. Creating a supportive and inclusive environment for multiple identities shapes every decision we make. However, with all that we can control and influence in our own school, some of our women will still experience (wrongful) exclusion from working in technology.

This is where we need your help. Every fall, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology hosts the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. The conference is a transformative experience that allows students to network with top researchers and industry leaders, which can result in job opportunities, mentoring relationships, and confidence.

Celebrate IU Day by making a gift to support an IU student’s attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.*

Consistently, this opportunity is described by our attendees as life-changing and empowering. Grace Hopper addresses the real issues in technology–working as a minority in a sometimes-hostile environment. It’s an important cornerstone experience that attracts and retains technical women, as illustrated by these tweets from past attendees:

  • Ivy Murphy @ivycorinne “As a woman in Technology, I have gained stronger confidence skills. I am strong, smart, and determined and I have so much to offer. “IUGHC”

  • Kelly Christine @KellyCM8 “Thanks to @ghc I know computing is where I belong & want to be. I’ve never been so excited abt a field or so welcome in a community #IUGHC”

  • Erin Leonhard @erin_leonhard “GHC has done so much to conquer my Imposter Syndrome. So many inspiring women, and many from IU! #IUGHC”

If a woman in our school wants to go, we want to be able to send her. To do that, we need your help. Make a gift to support a student’s attendance at Grace Hopper.*

Your gift is more than a kind gesture of giving back; it’s a declaration that women are changing the culture and shattering the ceiling. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that tech job opportunities will double by 2020. Your gift ensures IU women will be part of that technical workforce -- as confident, bold, and ambitious young women making a change.

We understand this is one small step toward supporting the women in our technical workforce, but it’s an imperative step.

* Donations may also be used to support students attending other diversity-related conferences.

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