Systers provides a private, safe online forum for women involved in technical aspects of computing. Our members gain support by networking, sharing advice and experiences, and collaborating on various projects. We welcome women of all ages and at any stage of their studies or careers.

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Anita Borg created Systers in 1987 when she and 12 other women launched a small electronic mailing list for women in “systems.” Her goal was to “increase the number of women in computer science and make the environments in which women work more conducive to their continued participation in the field.”

Anita’s vision continues to inspire and drive members of Systers as they help one another through professional challenges and career decisions. Many of our members have shared their personal stories, recounting how Systers changed their lives, and reflecting on the importance of this community.

Today, Systers is the world’s largest email community of women in technical computing roles. We welcome more than 8,500 members from more than 65 countries. We also host 23 different affinity groups where women technologists can connect with and offer support to members of their self-identified cultures.


Find support among your fellow women in tech. We’re in this together.

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