Systers, an Anita Borg Institute Community
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Systers is the world’s largest email community of women in technical roles in computing. It was founded by Anita Borg in 1987 together with 12 other women as a small electronic mailing list for women in “systems”. Anita’s vision in creating Systers in 1987 was to “increase the number of women in computer science and make the environments in which women work more conducive to their continued participation in the field.”
Systers continues to serve this purpose by providing women a private space to seek advice from their peers, and discuss the challenges they share as women technologists. Many Systers members credit the list for helping them make good career decisions, and steering them through difficult professional situations.
It’s important to know that you are not alone. Systers is a community for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The list has over 5,000 members from at least 54 countries around the world. We welcome the participation of women technologists of all ages and at any stage of their studies or careers.