If you happen to be in Phoenix, Arizona in early October, and you see many women engineers, programmers, or students talking about their latest creations, you can thank Dr. Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. Founded in 1987 as a digital community for women in computing, the Anita Borg Institute supports women technologists in over 50 companies. One of its keystone events is the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing which will be held this year from October 8th to 10th.
Sexism in large corporations as well as small start ups has faced understandable scrutiny about their company culture as well as their hiring practices. We were thrilled to speak with Dr. Whitney to learn more about how the Anita Borg Institute continues to push for more inclusion within this industry.
Now without further ado, the Feministing Five with Dr. Telle Whitney!