The Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Co-presented by AnitaB.org with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), this annual conference brings people together from around the world to highlight the contributions of women in computing. GHC presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia, and government. The celebration also offers professional development through a variety of activities. The theme for 2021 is #DareToTransform. Learn, network, and be inspired as we work together to achieve intersectional gender and pay parity in tech.
Where can you find NCWIT?
Explore the NCWIT booth in the virtual Sponsor Hall to learn more about resources and programs to support you in achieving your tech goals. You’ll also learn how NCWIT is working to make the tech field more inclusive and equitable for people of all backgrounds and genders. In addition, you can participate in live conversations where you can reflect and comment on the sessions you’ve attended. Live conversations are scheduled to take place immediately following selected speaker sessions.
- Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. PT, following the Keynote Session with Kara Swisher and Vanessa Pappas
- Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. PT, following the Keynote Session with Margaret Gould Stewart
- Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. PT, following the Keynote Session with Layshia Clarendon
- Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. PT, following the Keynote Session with Timnit Gebru
- Thursday, Sept. 30 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. PT, following the Keynote Session with Diane Jurgens
Opportunities for College and Graduate Students
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. The Collegiate Award is open to all AiC Community members who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (community college, college, or university) with a major or minor in a computing or engineering discipline, who have contributed substantially to a technical project involving computing or IT. Learn about eligibility, prizes, the application process, and more here.
Aspirations in Computing Community
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community is a national peer network supporting women, genderqueer, and nonbinary technologists from high school through college and career. In addition to a thriving online forum, members gain exclusive access to hackathons, internships, scholarships, jobs, awards, and more. Currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in a computing or engineering discipline are welcome to apply. Find more details here.
For more information about vGHC 2021, visit the conference webpage.