What we're about

Houston AnitaB.org is part of the national AnitaB.Org Local Community. The Anita Borg Institute is the one responsible for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration conference held every year.

We brings together women technologists and our allies to connect, network and discover new career opportunities.

Houston is one of twelve US cities chosen to have an AnitaB.org Local Community chapter. The home page for our chapter can be found at:

https://community.anitab.org/groups/houston/

Please register as a member there. That will help us to keep in touch with you.

This is a group for anyone interested in promoting inclusive and diverse environments for women in technology.

• Offer a Safe Space for Women in Tech and Allies

• Create Social Impact and Change

• Are one of 20 Local communities worldwide

We aim to organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech.

Sponsor a local event

To help our community run effectively, we depend on the generous donations from organizations that want support women in tech. You can sponsor a specific Local year round, or underwrite an individual single event. Contact houston@communityanitab.org for more details.

We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all participants free from discrimination for any reason including on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age and religion. Please refer to our code of conduct ( https://community.anitab.org/about/code-of-conduct/ ).

Upcoming events (1)

She Started It: Film Screening & Women Entrepreneurs Panel - West Houston

Houston Community College Alief Hayes Campus

Join us for a screening of She Started It, which follows five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech start-ups. After the film, stay for lunch and learn from a panel of four women entrepreneurs who will share their own stories of creating their own Houston-based startups and nonprofits. This event is sponsored by Houston AnitaB.org, HCC-Northwest Center for Entrepreneurship, and West Houston Institute IDEAStudio. Schedule 9:00am – Welcome 9:15am – Film Screening 10:30am – Group Discussion 11:00am – Lunch 12:00 – Women Entrepreneurs Panel About the Film She Started It gives a new face to the tech entrepreneur: a female face. Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, the documentary takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big picture perspectives from women, like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, the film explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure and risk aversion among young women. It exposes too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies. Official Trailer: https://www.shestarteditfilm.com/ Location: HCC Alief-Hayes Campus 2811 Hayes Road, Building C West Houston Institute, Auditorium Houston, TX 77082 RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-started-it-film-screening-women-entrepreneurs-panel-tickets-59986990704?aff=eac2

Past events (3)

HCC Presents- Women Entrepreneurs Panel & Movie Screening: She Started It

School HCC Southeast - Felix Fraga Academic Campus

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