SMASH Academy Alumni Find Support at GHC 18

In addition to our many Community socials and receptions, we were excited to host a new networking event at the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 18): a private reception for alumni of the Oakland-based SMASH Academy. SMASH is a free STEM-intensive college prep program for underrepresented high school students of color. More than 50 women attended this reception, where they networked with one another and spoke with industry professionals about their career aspirations. Attendees also got to meet SMASH Co-founder Dr. Freada Kapor Klein and President & CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson. It was an incredible event, and we are so grateful these SMASH alumni could join us at GHC 18.

Check out photos from the SMASH Academy Networking Reception on the Defender Network website.