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Systers Community Updates

Our Systers community continues to grow membership worldwide, but also in technical focus and affinity groups.

[1] We have a new affinity community, Native American Women in Computing. This community welcomes all Native American women in computing and technology from all of the Americas. Founder and chair, Andrea Delgado-Olson, is a graduate student at Mills College.  Andrea is from the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. After consulting with her tribal council,  she received the green light to create NAWiC.


NAWiC hopes to bring more Native American Women into the computing field. Native American people, but especially women, are underrepresented in every professional field and Andrea hopes this can be the beginning of a change in the right direction, even if it is a small step forward.  Andrea is very passionate about portraying Native people in a positive light particularly in the tech industry.


[2] LGBT official name change is now LGBTQ-A in Computing to ensure broader inclusion and welcomes “A“llies to this community as well.


You can find more information about our affinity communities by visiting our site.

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[3] We also have a new Systers Wikipedia email list. This list was created to increase women’s participation in Wikipedia contributions but to provide a private space for women to discuss their contributions.

For more information, please visit our site.

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