When Valerie Taylor created Systers-of-Color in 1994, she set in motion a series of empowering changes for underrepresented technologists.
Robin Jeffries was reluctant to join Systers, fearing she might not be welcomed. But she ended up serving as Systers Keeper for 12 years.
Starting in a small New Mexico town, Patty Lopez's route to the supportive Latinas in Computing community was long and accidental.
Feeling isolated in the classroom, Danielle Cummings nearly quit her Ph.D. program. But a faculty mentor helped her make a career-changing connection.
In 1992, Telle Whitney and Anita Borg planned a gathering of women technologists. Today, the Grace Hopper Celebration hosts tens of thousands every year.