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Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
May 29, 2010

Not too many people know or remember that my career in California started thank to ABI. In 2004, I got my current position after reading the job posting in its Systers community. Since then I have found my way to work with them. Why? ABI helped me to discover my passion for diversity and equality of technical women in computer related fields. I have personally profited from the excellent work ABI does with its Industry partners and I have attended the Grace Hopper Celebrations since 2004. Aside from the benefits in my professional career, ABI has been fundamental for the success of Latinas in Computing (LIC), a grass-root community born at the 2006 Grace Hopper Celebration. As a chair of LiC and a female engineer working in a high tech company, I can testify that ABI has positively impacted the professional lives of many of us.

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

my career development and our goal of helping new generations

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything in ABI. I will encourage other non-profit organizations to learn from ABI! So much done with the resource they have.

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

collaborating with them. They are such as blast!

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

always terrific

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more scholarships for their wonderful events including Grace Hopper Celebrations.

Ways to make it better...

I would have met ABI before 2004

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

More resources to outreach even more

One thing I'd also say is that...

they have been my mentors. Don't tell them though.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Former volunteer & GHC Industrial board member and scholarship reviewer.