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International Women's Day: Women are a Smart Investment

March 8, 2008
Three women

International Women's Day is today, and organizations in all parts of the world are celebrating in their own unique way.



Trinidad and Tobago's local theme is "Investing in Women and Girls," according to the Trinidad & Tobago Express. This theme recognizes the value of an increased amount of girls and women in all educational and employment opportunities.



International Women's Day-in-a-Box!

March 8, 2008
International Women's Day-in-a-Box

Where is your organization looking for IT leadership and innovation?



Are women playing a key role in shaping your company's future?



Is your company making the most of diversity?



Are you building on and benefiting from diverse perspectives?



International Women's Day Around the World

March 7, 2008
International Women's Day poster

It's International Women's Day tomorrow, March 8.



All this week individuals and organizations around the globe have been celebrating the contributions of women and using this occasion to focus on improving conditions for women in social, economic, and political realms.



Grace Hopper: Call for Participation Ends March 16

February 22, 2008
Grace Hopper poster

We're very excited that the next Grace Hopper Celebration in Computing (GHC) will take place right here in Colorado, October 1-4, at the Keystone Resort. If anything beats the beauty of Rocky Mountain aspens turning gold in the fall, it's the sight of 1,200+ women gathered together to celebrate their love of technology.



The Anniversary of ENIAC

February 18, 2008
ENIAC Women

On February 14, 1946, ENIAC – the world's first digital electronic computer – was unveiled. ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. It was the world's first operational, general-purpose, electronic digital computer, developed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

CS Majors Shaping the Future of Textbooks

February 11, 2008
Pearson Students logo

Are you a computer science major? Your opinions are in demand.



Pearson, one of the leading education publishers, is seeking participants to serve on its Pearson Student Advisory Board (PSAB). This is an incredible professional opportunity for undergrads to earn a $1,000 stipend, travel to Boston and other cities (all expenses paid), gain valuable business experience, receive complimentary textbooks, and develop a wide network of contacts.

TechStars: Calling All Women Entrepreneurs

February 6, 2008
Gwen Bell

A few years ago I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in English Lit. When I tell people I now work in the tech industry (and have started several successful businesses since graduation), they're often flabbergasted.



The Google 2008 Anita Borg Scholarship

January 28, 2008
Anita Borg

Are you a senior undergrad or a graduate student studying computer science? Are you passionate about your work, and using computing to make the world a better place? How about a $10,000 scholarship from Google to encourage you?



ChicTech's Games for Girls Competition: Enter Now!

January 10, 2008
University attendees

ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois' Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the third annual Games for Girls Programming Competition (G4G).


What Women Who Shun IT Really Think about IT

January 6, 2008
Woman with books

I caught up on some reading over the holidays. In particular, [begin link /who.staff.joanne.html]Joanne Cohoon[end link] sent me an article entitled "[begin link /pdf/Weinberger_IEEE.pdf]Just Ask! Why Surveyed Women Did Not Pursue IT Courses or Careers[end link]", by Catherine J. Weinberger. Although published in the Spring 2004 issue of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, it was new to me.



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