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New GAO Report Spotlights Government Role in Solving the Tech Industry’s Diversity Problem

In 1995, tech visionary Anita Borg issued a challenge: to create a technical workforce made up of 50 percent women by the year 2020. When Anita issued this challenge, 37% of computer scientists in the U.S. were female. But today, we're looking at a very different workforce — one that is struggling to recover from a steep drop in gender diversity over the past 20 years.
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Our New Name and Logo Reflect Our Community

On October 4, 2017, the first day of the Grace Hopper Celebration, our organization announced that we would no longer call ourselves the Anita Borg Institute. Our new name — AnitaB.org — still honors our founder while reflecting our move away from a formal, bureaucratic attitude and toward a warmer, more personal feeling; the “.org” in our name acts as a reminder of our nonprofit mission. Read more