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April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – April 17, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT
blackcomputeHER.org is dedicated to supporting computing+tech education and workforce development for Black women and girls.
Our aim is to address the lack of inclusion in the discipline by providing access to opportunity, education & training, and executive thought leadership.
Black women are a segment of the population that is one of the least represented in computing, and increasing their representation is further challenged by the lack of positive messages in media that celebrate their contributions to technology.
In an effort to combat this lack of awareness, it is important to amplify the voice of a thriving community of black women in computing and technologists and inspire black girls to pursue their interests in computer science.
Through our programming, we aim to honor and celebrate the technical and societal contributions of black women in computing to academia, industry, government, and non-profit sectors.
By organizing conferences and workshops we provide services including education and professional development, connections with communities that support black women and girls, and share narratives that portray black women and girls as exciting, innovative, and multi-faceted.