What is the Anita B. Grace Hopper Conference

Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, Florida

We are raising funds to provide scholarships for students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, also known as GHC. This conference is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists and offers many resources to help women in tech succeed, such as networking, educational talks, internship opportunities, and more. While this conference can be very beneficial to students, it can also be very expensive, as a student ticket costs $450. Once airfare and lodging are included, the total expenses can exceed $1,000. To make this opportunity more accessible to our community, ACM-W wants to help as many students to attend the conference as we can by providing scholarships to fully pay for their conference tickets. With the help of Giving Day, last year we were able to send four students to GHC, and this year we hope to send even more. Our scholarship recipients had amazing experiences that helped broaden their horizons and teach them about a career in the tech industry.

Empowerment Wall
Wall of Affirmation
Part of the UCSC representation at GHC 2019