Bangalore, October 27, 2016: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology, today announced 200 scholarships awarded to under-graduate, post-graduate and PhD female students from Computing and IT backgrounds across India. The scholarships provide these students an opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 2016 conference from 7-9, December, 2016 in Bangalore. GHCI 2016 is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM India.
The scholarships cover expenses associated with attending the GHCI conference, including the registration fee, meals and lodging for each recipient. Travel (by train or bus) is reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs 2,000 for each recipient.
The GHCI 2016 Scholars were chosen by a committee comprising of experienced professionals from the industry and academia. The committee reviews and scores each application on academic achievement, potential in the field, quality of essay and financial need.
There is a definite need to increase the percentage of women in the technical workforce and build a larger pipeline for the future. ABI India offers the GHCI scholarships to inspire, connect and guide young talented women from technical backgrounds, providing them with an opportunity to build rewarding careers in technology. At GHCI, the scholarship winners have the opportunity to meet experienced and highly-accomplished professionals for career guidance and get inspired by role models.
Scholarship recipients also get access to GHCI's Student Career Fair (for women students only), where bright and dynamic students can meet top recruiters from global technology companies. Students can explore internships as well as full-time job opportunities. Click here to view the list of organizations present at the Student Career Fair: http://ghcindia.anitaborg.org/ghci-2016-sponsors/
"We are proud to support and encourage these young women as they pursue their passions in the technology field," said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India. "GHCI is a source of inspiration for all attendees, but especially for these young women who will be beginning their technology careers soon. There is nothing more powerful than to hear firsthand about the work of the industry stalwarts, connect with them and get inspired."
GHCI is the largest gathering of women technologists in India and is expected to attract over 3,000 participants from the industry, academia, and government.
About The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI)
The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest gathering of women technologists in the country. ABI India has been successfully organizing this annual conference since 2010. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in computing and technology.For further information, visit ghcindia.anitaborg.org
About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 67 countries. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.