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A Record 2200 Women To Attend Technologists Conference In Bengaluru

GHCI is India's largest gathering of women technologists, as per the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering.

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A Record 2200 women are expected to attend the 6th edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2015 conference in Silicon Valley Bengaluru next month. This is a 38 per cent increase in participation from GHCI 2014, which was attended by 1600 women in technology.

GHCI is India's largest gathering of women technologists, as per the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering.

ABI India also announced the distinguished women business leaders, Kimberly “Kim” S. Stevenson Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation and Roopa Kudva Partner of Omidyar Network and Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors as the keynote speakers for GHCI 2015.

“We are delighted to welcome Kim and Roopa to the 6th edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration India,” said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute India. “Both are true inspirations for all women in technology and their remarkable achievements in their respective careers epitomize the GHCI 2015 theme of #OurTimeToLead.”

“We are at a historic tipping point, as women we are uniquely positioned to drive change and lead the way for a new paradigm in technology. This is a remarkable time for us to band together and shape the future of innovation for girls and women around the globe,” said Kimberly S. Stevenson Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation.

There is the Students Career Fair (for women students only), the Tech for Good 2015 Hackathon finals, a Poster Session and the Women Entrepreneur Quest 2015 Top 6 showcase event. At the Hands on Lab attendees can experience the latest technology with live demos and one on-one interactions with tech experts.

Attendees can also look forward to sessions on management, leadership, entrepreneurship and soft skills. Women students from IT and engineering backgrounds attending GHCI 2015 are encouraged to submit their profiles in the Resume Database. This will help organizations to reach out to them with internship and full-time job opportunities. Those who are not attending the conference can also submit their resume.