2017 Spring Partner Meeting

Welcome! We’re excited to have you with us today for the 2017 Spring Partner Meeting!

At the AnitaB.org Partner Meetings, we discuss strategies that foster a more diverse and inclusive culture where women technologists can thrive and advance into leadership roles.

These meetings offer opportunities to learn from each other and about relevant topics. Your participation demonstrates your commitment to advancing women technologists and helps you network with others focused on action-oriented solutions around gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in tech.

The learning doesn’t stop here. We debut our new structure at the 2017 Winter Partner Meeting – virtual meetings. These additional gatherings allow for more engagement and content delivery. We’ll continue to expand these, bringing you content and chances to engage with both each other and us throughout the year.

Date and Location

April 11, 2017
8 – 4:30 p.m. PT

Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose, CA 95110


In this partner meeting, we will continue the conversation started last year on gender equity and diversity. We will introduce you to AnitaB.org’s latest initiative, Women of Color in Technology, and expand on our gender partnerships program.

We will discuss many topics, including our 2017 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. We will also host a Women of Color panel, and hear from both a company who participated in the Workplace Experiences Survey and a company who participated in Leadhership1. We will have time devoted for company teams to create call-to-action plans around meeting topics, and share challenges and ideas.

Keynote Speaker

Michael Kimmel, Ph.D. — Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are “Manhood in America,” “Angry White Men,” “The Politics of Manhood,” “The Gendered Society,” and the bestseller “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.” With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

Michael’s presentation for the 2017 Spring Partner Meeting is entitled “Making Gender Partnership Actionable.”

See more speakers here.