Audience members at the GHC 16 Wednesday Keynote holding up their phone lights.

50/50 Day: Celebrating Gender Equality

Participate in the second annual 50/50 Day on April 26, 2018! This global initiative promotes a gender balanced world where everyone's voice is heard in all aspects of society. Thousands of people and organizations, including AnitaB.org, will participate in 50/50 Day through various means. Learn more about the different ways you can join the movement.
An African American woman works on her laptop during the GHC 17 OSD

Employees in Tech Need Equal Access to Data

Some tech leaders are exploiting the belief that “knowledge is power” by limiting employee access to business data. Without this information, employees cannot adequately contribute to important decisions, and their voices go unheard. Learn why it is essential for company leaders to listen to all of their employees and provide equal access to data.
A crowd of attendees at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show hold up their phones as they stand in front of a large, colorful screen. Credit: Scott Swigart (cc) 2.0.

We Must Hold CES Organizers Accountable for Keynote Diversity

This year's Consumer Electronics Show keynote lineup is anything but diverse. Not a single main stage speaker is female nor a member of an underrepresented minority. Although the organizers claimed there weren't many qualified women speakers to choose from, industry leaders were quick to point out the diverse lineups at other events, including our own Grace Hopper Celebration.
A close up of woman of color's hands typing on a laptop at the GHC 16 OSD

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.