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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

Kiara Lynne Says “Yes” to Microsoft

I talked to one of my male friends who also studied Computer Science and he point blank told me to tell Microsoft “NO”. He said “if they didn’t want you for the Software Engineer position, then you really shouldn’t accept it.” Other friends were telling me the same thing that maybe Microsoft wasn’t going to be a good fit. But why not? I really had to reflect on my experiences and what I have been capable of doing. The fact that Microsoft saw my potential made me feel confident in my skills and willingness to take on new challenges.