The event witnessed record registration from over 6500 participants across India & overseas. Around 5453 delegates attended the Celebration and Career Fair which had over 50 recruiters from global technology brands.
Bengaluru, November 9, 2019: The 10th Anniversary of Grace Hopper Celebration India, Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists, concluded in the city. The three-day event witnessed record registration from over 6500 attendees.
The Career Fair, an integral part of the Celebration that provides opportunity for professional women and students to explore technology careers, had over 50 sponsors from global technology companies including American Express, BNY Mellon, Amazon, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Google, IBM, Qualcomm, and many more.
The three-day Celebration provided knowledge-sharing opportunities on different topics ranging from Tech for Social Impact, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Agile and DevOps, High-Performance Computing, Emerging Technologies, Design, and Product Evolution, Tech Workshops, Hardware, and Internet of Things (IoT). Empowering activities like Poster Sessions, Speed Mentoring, TechTalks, and Expert Meetups were featured. The Tech Expo showcased some of the latest technology products and solutions from the world of startups and large organizations.
“We are excited that such a large number of women came in to attend the Celebration and take part this year,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President, and CEO of AnitaB.org. “It was inspiring to experience such a huge gathering of women celebrating, supporting, and encouraging one another. This is motivation to drive our efforts in attaining 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025 in India, the U.S., and everywhere across the globe.”
“This is a significant year for us as it is the 10th year of GHCI in India and we are extremely happy with the outcome,” said Maggie Inbamuthiah, Managing Director of AnitaB.org India.“We continue to enhance this platform for women technologists to come together, network, share knowledge, and showcase their expertise and innovation. The Career Fair witnessed excellent traction where students and aspiring women candidates could directly interact with leading recruiters from global technology companies to explore internships and full-time jobs.”
About Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI)
Grace Hopper Celebration India, organized by AnitaB.org, is Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists. AnitaB.org has successfully organized Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) since 2010, witnessing a significant growth year-over-year.
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in technology and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg founded a digital community for women in technology. Today, our reach extends to 78 countries and we partner with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs.