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Women in Tech: The 3 Trends That Drove Conversations in 2021

A terrific piece in Built In with President & CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson’s recent interview with Dawn Kawamoto. A powerful read sharing 3 game changing developments for women in tech in 2021. Built In has a circulation of over 1.4M.

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Making Tech Accessible for Disabled and Nondisabled People

In her latest op-ed on Forbes.com, President & CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, talks about interviewing two disability advocates, on the subject of diversity, equity and inclusion in our tech sphere.  Learn more about this interview and distinguished speakers, Haben Girma And Rachel Arfa.

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Brenda Darden Wilkerson President and CEO of Black Tech Movement AnitaB.org, and How it’s Supporting Women in Business

A new article from Sheen Magazine in which President and CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, answers questions regarding all-things AnitaB.org. This includes the Apprenticeship Pathways Program, vGHC 21, the evolution of the GHC theme throughout the years, and more. Read the full article.

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The Tech Industry Is a ‘Boys Club,’ New Report Says

A recent CNET feature with President and CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, highlighting the sentiment of women working in the industry. It also features our recent Top Companies Report. Read the full article here.

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Tech’s Post-Hiring Diversity Problems

President and CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, recently sat down for a joint discussion with Timnit Gebru and Axios’ Ina Fried. The piece touches on current industry challenges and highlights how organizations [like AnitaB.org] are turning the spotlight back on the industry itself to drive change – and are moving conversations to focus on…

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Moving Forward With Courage: Daring To Disrupt The Status Quo In Tech Equity And Diversity

President and CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, talks about embracing the risk and responsibility to affect change and the importance of the #DareTo theme of Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2021, in her latest Op-ed in Forbes.

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.