Advancing Women in Technology
Times of India reports that the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology, launched ABI.Pune on Friday. This is part of ABI's latest initiative the ABI.Local, a global network of local communities that connects women technologists around the world. ABI.Local helps women in tech get connected, find new opportunities and meet their career goals. The event was attended by over 175 women in technology from Pune and was focused on advancing a gender diverse technology workforce and witnessed strong participation from women in technology across corporate professionals, students and entrepreneurs. ABI.Local communities are active in many cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, New Delhi, London, Los Angeles, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Tokyo, to name just a few.
The centre of all discussions and sessions was about women pursuing long-term careers and moving up the technical ladder, enhancing their skills and knowledge and growing strong networks. The participants got the opportunity to attend a thought provoking keynote session on and a candid panel discussion on 'Follow Your Passion.' Managing director of Anita Borg Institute, India, Geetha Kannan said, "At ABI we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology, mirror the people and societies they build it for. With technology becoming vital for societies and economies, the inclusion of women in building the technology the world needs is also inevitable. We hope the attendees of today's event have taken this unique opportunity to make some quality connections, got inspired and gained some guidance for building a rewarding career in technology."