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NewZNew (New Delhi) : The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering today announced the launch of its new initiative called the ABI.Delhi-NCR. This program focuses on building a local community that connects women technologists and local tech organizations, with the objective to inspire women to pursue long-term careers in technical fields. ABI.Delhi-NCR will allow women technologists including professionals and students to build their networks, discover opportunities and receive career guidance.
Under the ABI.Delhi-NCR program, ABI will be organizing a networking reception on 27 August, 2015 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi. This will be a one-day event focused on learning, networking and encouraging a gender diverse technology workforce in New Delhi and the NCR. The event is being sponsored by the American Express.
ABI builds programs that focus on advancing the careers of women in technology. After the success of their annual flagship conference the Grace Hopper Celebration India that has been held since 2010, ABI looks forward to reaching out to more women technologist through platforms such as the ABI.Delhi-NCR.
The networking reception’s agenda includes a keynote session by Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director, South Asia – Intel Corporation, a CEO Panel discussion on managing unconscious bias in the workforce and other leadership and technical sessions on current topics such as net neutrality and big data analytics. For complete details and to register for the event, please visit – http://anitaborg.org/dot-local/delhi-ncr-networking-reception/
Increasingly organizations in India are seeing the benefits of having a diverse workforce that leads to better innovation and business performance. There is more focus and efforts on growing the career of women in technology.
“We are delighted to partner with the Anita Borg Institute in its endeavor to promote technology innovation and diversity. For us technology and analytics are vital to how we operate our business across the globe. Everything from prospecting to customer service and facilitating commerce between our Cardmembers and merchants is improved by the depth and quality of our analytics. The events planned over the next few days support the cause of Diversity & Inclusion – a theme very central to our strategy for attracting and retaining talent. At American Express, women play a key role in technology as they do in other domains and we are proud they are shaping technology and analytics in our organization. I am sure that this platform will help women network, share insights into new technology and cultivate a growth mindset,” said Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express, South Asia.
“We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. New Delhi and NCR are home to several technology companies and start-ups, giving it one of the largest and most vibrant communities of women technologists in the country. We are delighted to host this event in this region,” said Ms. Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute India. “It is our continuous endeavor to provide platforms for women in technology that give access to quality connections among some of the best minds in the industry, the opportunity to gain inspiration from senior women role models and provide tools and resources to build rewarding careers in technology. Participants of the ABI.Delhi-NCR networking reception can look forward to all this during the day. ”