History

Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

About the Grace Hopper Celebration

GHC is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing.

Every year, women technologists and the best minds in computing convene to highlight the contributions of women to computing. The Anita Borg Institute co-presents GHC with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The conference results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for our attendees. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. The conference also offers professional development through a variety of activities.

Impact

Grace Hopper Celebration 16 was the largest celebration yet, an unforgettable experience filled with amazing opportunities, and exceptional content focused around technology. Women came to network, learn, and find community. Organizations came to learn how to build inclusive cultures and find technical talent. GHC 16, held in Houston, Texas, hosted 15,000 attendees from 87 countries. We offered over 200 sessions with more than 700 speakers. Find out why it was such an inspirational celebration!