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Review for Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I went to GHC in 2008 for the first time. Being involved with the online communities truly enhanced my conference experience. I was able to meet several people online before the conference and then meet them in real life! After the conference, I've kept in touch with the women I met through the communities. Prior to the conference, I submitted my resume to the conference resume database. From that, I was contacted by several companies for interviews at the conference. As a direct result, I received a job offer! It was great to know that GHC really supports students by offering resume workshops and encouraging companies to recruit at GHC. At GHC 2008, my good friend, Ashley, and I started a video blog, Ed & Ashley's 5 Minute Show. Our aim is to create visible role models. Volunteer-created content is highly encouraged in the communities and we've loved speaking with lots of inspiring women. Thank goodness the Anita Borg Institute gave us such a great opportunity!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving a job offer, expanding my network of women in technology, and through workshops to develop as a technical leader.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The amazing and driven women I've had the opportunity to work with and be around.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

SPLENDIFEROUS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I work to encourage participation in the online communities for ABI and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC).

Thanks for sharing your story, Erin! We love the way students like you keep coming back to the Grace Hopper conference after graduation, and giving back to the community by volunteering, speaking, and serving as role models yourself. The Anita Borg Institute staff loves the way your video program, Ed & Ashley's 5 Minute show, highlights technical women. We share your desire to update our websites. Resource limitations keep us focused on our programs, but it's definitely on our list.