BWiC Luncheon 2016

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Black Women in Computing celebrated it’s 3rd annual Luncheon event at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. The luncheon was filled to capacity with over 200 Black women in attendance. Jacky Wright, Senior Executive and Vice President of IT at Microsoft introduced Shawndra Hill, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research NYC, who shared stories of her experiences in STEM and gave an inspiring speech on persevering and being visible. Attendees engaged in a neworking…

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Owning Our Voices: Celebrating Black Women in Computing

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This year’s GHC featured a panel titled Owning Our Voices: Celebrating Black Women in Computing. During this panel session the BWiC video narrative was screened and Dr. Jamika Burge lead a discussion about the importance of sharing narratives that portray black women and girls in exciting, innovative, and multi-faceted technology roles. The panel included Dr. Jamika D. Burge, Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC; Dr. Mave Houston, Founder and Head of USERLabs at…

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