Farewell and Thank You to Rose Robinson!

If you are an active member of one of our communities, chances are you’ve heard of Rosario “Rose” Robinson. Rose has been a crucial member of the team, supporting our Local communities as well Systers and its affinity groups. Thanks to her, we were able to reach out and impact thousands of women technologists around the world.

Rose first became involved with Systers in 2000, when Anita Borg herself approved her membership. Rose eventually took over the position of Systers Keeper, and ran the private, online forum for women in computing. She officially joined in 2011, and has worked closely with all of our teams to ensure our organization’s work properly reflects our mission and the people we serve.

Rose also played a key role in helping us launch our Local Community, our online network of women technologists. She helped us set up many Local communities around the world, as well as multiple in-person events such as Hopperx1.

After eight years with us, Rose is leaving She will be taking on a new role at the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT). We are honored to have had the chance to work with her, and wish her the best as she moves on to her next adventure!

Thank you for everything, Rose!