A Message for PWiC By Dr. Telle Whitney, Co-Founder of AnitaB.org
Dr. Telle Whitney is the former CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. A computer scientist by training, she cofounded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing with Anita Borg in 1994 and joined the Anita Borg Institute in 2002. (Reference: Wikipedia)
“Women need to be at the table creating the technology that will change all of our lives. Your group — the Pakistani Women in Computing — has the opportunity to be an important force in the global technology future. I encourage all of you to connect, and to find ways to inform and participate in the important technology revolutions that are in front of you.”
About Telle Whitney and Anita Borg
Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney are the two trailblazing women in computing who become a source of knowledge, strength, empowerment, and inspiration for every woman associated with the tech industry. Through their organization AnitaB.org and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, a conference for women by women, they were able to inspire thousands of women around the globe to pursue a path in tech. GHC was the translation of Anita and Telle’s vision to create a conference by and for women in computing to bring their research and career interests to the forefront. Anyone who has attended the GHC conference would agree that it is a life-changing experience.
About the Message
Dr. Telle Whitney shared this message with PWiC’s President, Huma Hamid who reached out to her for advice on founding, managing and scaling a global community of women in technology from Pakistan.
About the Author
Huma Hamid is a tech-maker mom, Cofounder and President of Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC). She is passionate about building teams, products, and communities and believes in equal opportunities for all. You can reach out to her via LinkedIn and Twitter.