AnitaB.org Acquires Wogrammer to Fuel Progress Toward 50/50 Intersectional Gender Equity in Tech by 2025
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New community of 125,000 technology evangelists expands the non-profits’ global movement and elevates the stories of women in tech
BELMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, AnitaB.org announced that it has acquired Wogrammer, a global organization focused on breaking stereotypes and inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.
Wogrammer joins the AnitaB.org suite of programs that support intersectional tech equity and will continue its work to amplify the diverse voices of women in technology around the world.
“Women have been building paths in technology since the beginning, but most have been hidden in the background. In order for equity in tech to be achieved, we must erase the inaccurate stereotypes that say engineering or computer science is only men’s work,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, AnitaB.org, President and CEO. “Wogrammer has done incredible work to elevate women technologists and the world-changing innovations they are creating. We are excited and I am very pleased to join forces with the organization to advance 50/50 tech equity.”
Since 2015, Wogrammer has used the power of stories to celebrate the technical contributions of women, shedding light on the important issues women face in the workplace and fostering a shared sense of belonging and empowerment among women in tech. Combining shared strengths and resources under one mission allows AnitaB.org and Wogrammer to create a larger collective impact on the representation of all women in technology.
“Wogrammer has showcased more than 250 women in tech across different industries on all 7 continents,” said Erin Summers, Wogrammer Co-founder. “My co-founder, Zainab Ghadiyali and I always believed the media has a powerful ability to shape the narrative around women in technology. While there are challenges in any industry, we were inspired to celebrate accomplishments and highlight diverse, positive stories. With the support of AnitaB.org, we will be able to impact an even broader group of women today and shape the future generations of women technologists.”
“Creating a movement for social change that can last generations requires a unique blend of art and science – storytelling is a key to the art side of the equation,” said Dr. Jacqueline Copeland, COO at AnitaB.org. “Wogrammer’s incredible mission and global community make it an ideal addition to our suite of programs. Together, we can mobilize even more women in our movement for 50/50 intersectional gender equity for women in tech.”
AnitaB.org is diligently working on its vision of 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025. Learn more about the AnitaB.org programs that empower and support women technologists and address the barriers to equity here.
AnitaB.org is a nonprofit social enterprise inciting a movement to achieve 50/50 intersectional equity in the global technical workforce by 2025. AnitaB.org/365 programs empower women and underrepresented communities in technical fields, guide the organizations that employ them, and support the academic institutions training the next generation. Founded in 1997 by our namesake, computer science visionary Anita Borg, and her co-founder and fellow computer scientist, Telle Whitney, AnitaB.org is driving a future where the people who imagine and build technology will mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.
Wogrammer.org is on a mission to break stereotypes and inspire women and girls to pursue careers in STEM by showcasing real women, telling their stories, and celebrating their accomplishments. We believe stories have the power to inspire, connect and create a positive narrative about being a woman in the tech industry.
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