GHC 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 6, 2017 (All day)

We're pleased to participate in the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC). Stop by, and see us!


Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Find out more at

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Where can you find NCWIT?


NCWIT Staff will be at Booth #2906 in the GHC Career Fair throughout the duration of the conference where attendees can pick up swag and resources, and learn more about ways in which NCWIT can help their change-leading efforts.


Best Practices for Recruiting Diverse Faculty // Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. // Academic Corner

With the enrollment surge, universities across the country are hiring. Research shows that having a diverse faculty is key for diverse students to feel like they belong. After setting the context (e.g., how underrepresentation in college overall impacts the computing grad school pipeline), presenters and attendees will use an interactive session to teach best practices for diversity and inclusion in the search process.

Speakers include NCWIT’s CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders, CU Boulder Associate Professor Lecia Barker, and Extension Services Director Dr. Sherri L. Sanders; alongside Tracy Camp, Computer Science Department Head, Colorado School of Mines, CRA-W and Dr. Jodi Tims, Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Baldwin Wallace University.

NCWIT Member Reception

2017 NCWIT Alliance Member Reception at GHC // Thursday, October 5 // 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. // Rosen Centre, Signature 2

Please join us for this great opportunity to meet and network with fellow change leaders in the NCWIT community. NCWIT Alliance member representatives, and those interested in becoming a member representative, are welcome to attend.

We look forward to welcoming Special Guest and 2017 Social Impact ABIE Award Recipient Dr. Sue Black.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
This reception is generously sponsored by Microsoft.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community

2017 AiC Community Social at GHC // Friday, October 6 // 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. // Tapa Toro Restaurant at 8441 International Drive, Suite #260
Close out GHC with friends — new and old — at the AiC Community Social.
Hello, It’s Me! Differentiating Yourself With a Multidimensional Career // Thursday, October 5 // 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. // Hyatt Regency Ballroom V
featuring AiC Community Member Cassidy Williams
Tech and Education: Building a Career Around Your Passions // Thursday, October 5 // 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. // Hyatt Regency Ballroom V
featuring AiC Community Member Khalia Braswell 
Virtual Humanity // Thursday, October 5 // 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  // OCCC W414A
featuring AiC Community Member Gemma Busoni
Navigating Social Impact as a Techie // Thursday, October 5 // 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. // Hyatt Regency Ballroom R
featuring AiC Community Members Gemma Busoni and Sharon Lin


For more information about the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC), visit the conference webpage.


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