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AnitaB.org Opens Call for Participation for Hopperx1 New York City

May 22, 2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2019--

Global nonprofit AnitaB.org announces the  Call for Participation and Scholarship Applications are now open for Hopperx1 New York City which will take place in New York, November 4, 2019.

Hopperx1 New York City is modeled after the AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration. The event brings together women technologists – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

“Hopper events give us an opportunity to strengthen our collective, diverse voices, and showcase women innovators in various parts of the world,” said Ruchita Nigam, Engineering Manager, FaceBook, and New York Community Leader Volunteer, AnitaB.org. “We are thrilled to bring Hopperx1 back to New York and to be bringing the women of this city together to provide them with the tools and support they need to grow, learn, and develop across the entire academic and technical career path.”

There are three conference tracks for Hopperx1 New York City covering a wide range of fields for every technical woman, including:

  • Career/Diversity & Inclusion Provides a platform for speakers to discuss their experiences and strategies that have helped advance their careers and diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Technology – Designed to create awareness around technical innovations and research, industry trends, prevalent challenges, untapped opportunities, and new skills needed to advance careers in areas such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Data Science.
  • Startup/Entrepreneurship – Provides a forum for learning and discussion on a variety of topics to help attendees understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Find out more about the call for participation, including a step-by-step guide to submitting a proposal,  here. Submissions close on July 3, 2019.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available in August 2019. For more information, please email businessdevelopment@anitab.org. General registration opens in September 2019.

About AnitaB.org

AnitaB.org is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce. AnitaB.org engages with tens of thousands of women and leading organizations around the world to build diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. Founded in 1997 by our namesake, computer science visionary Anita Borg, our organization works toward a future where the teams that create technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. Follow AnitaB.org on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.

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