Go WEST, young women: Facebook, Box and Pinterest teamed up to form pilot mentorship program Women Entering and Staying in Tech, aiming at maintaining and furthering interest by women in tech careers, the three companies announced at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix Wednesday.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Facebook to include minorities on its board of directors in a brief speech prior to the question-and-answer session at the company’s annual meeting Thursday at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif.
Facebook is now accepting submissions for its annual Grace Hopper Scholarship, benefiting 25 women who are studying computer science or are looking to make an impact in the tech world. The scholarship includes trip (with travel and hotel expenses included) to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix, Oct. 6-11.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing kicks off in Minneapolis Wednesday, and the keynote address, at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET, which features Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, can be live-streamed below.
Facebook will live-stream all three keynote addresses from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which will be held Oct. 2 through 5 in Minneapolis.
Taking a lead from its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook is looking to give more opportunities to women in the tech industry. The company recently announced two new scholarships: the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship and the Facebook Moms in Tech Sponsorship.