Robin Jeffries was reluctant to join Systers, fearing she might not be welcomed. But she ended up serving as Systers Keeper for 12 years.
Starting in a small New Mexico town, Patty Lopez's route to the supportive Latinas in Computing community was long and accidental.
In 1992, Telle Whitney and Anita Borg planned a gathering of women technologists. Today, the Grace Hopper Celebration hosts tens of thousands every year.
Yolanda Davis thought changing majors from mechanical engineering to computer science would make life easier. It led to a powerful lesson in persistence.
As a young girl in Turkey, Glusum Demirbas convinced her father to let her stay in school. Now she's COO of Software Deployment at IBM.