At, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.

In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg founded a digital community for women in computing. Today, works with technologists in more than 80 countries, and partners with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit

On March 11-12, 2020 the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host its annual Congressional outreach event in Washington, DC, in partnership with and Women in Manufacturing. Interested participants will attend a one-day training followed by visiting policymakers on Capitol Hill. Attendees who register as guests of will also receive early registration access to Grace Hopper Celebration 2020, while supplies last. Download a preliminary agenda here. 



· Limited Space: Space is very limited for this event and will be on a first-come-first-served basis. 

· Self-Funded Event: While there are no specific travel funds available for this event for travel or accommodations, some meals will be provided for attendees.

· Text Alerts: You can stay informed about SWE Advocacy through text alerts. Text SWE Public Policy to 56512 to sign-up.

Hi All, we have free tickets for Startup Grind Global Conference. Please fill out the form below for an opportunity to receive free registration.

What is Startup Grind Conference?
“The Startup Grind Global Conference provides an environment unlike anything else – where our community of startups, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for 2+ days of invaluable education, connection, and inspiration. We will take over the streets of Redwood City, stamped in the middle of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech giants and startups alike.

With 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking and partner opportunities, and of course – parties. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, have just started your company, or are grinding and scaling by the minute, there’s something for everyone at Startup Grind. Join us to see for yourself.”

Startup Grind Conference will be held on February 11 – 12, 2020 at Fox Theater – 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.

 We will contact you with further steps if you are the recipient.

Opportunity: Free Full Access Pass (worth $350) to Startup Grind Global Conference


Pass It On Awards Program
The Systers Pass It On Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass It On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.
Pass It On Awards applications are open to any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing. Awards are open to women in all countries for up to $1,000.00 USD. Applications covering a wide variety of needs and projects are encouraged, such as:

  • Small amount to help with studies, job transfers or other transitions in life.
  • A broader project that benefits girls and women.
  • Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field.
  • Assistance with educational fees and materials.
  • Partial funding source for larger scholarship.
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing.

2020 Pass It On Award Cycle

All submissions must be in English.

  • Applications OPEN, Thursday, December 19, 2020 (12:00 AM UTC-7).  
  • Applications CLOSE Thursday, March 26, 2020 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • Reference letters DUE Thursday, March 26, 2020 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • View >>> 2019 Pass It On Award Winners
  • Email questions to passiton at anitab dot org.

Note: You will be required to have an address on file before submitting.

In Systerhood,
Systers Pass It On Award Committee

Get Highlighted with our Systers' Editorials!

Do you have a story that celebrates the accomplishments of women in the Systers Community, information about events that Systers shouldn’t miss, opportunities that you would like to share, or just an inspirational experience that inspires? 

Share your story with Systers by submitting it HERE and get a chance to have your story highlighted on our Systers page! Best of Systers Blog

Our Best of Systers (BSB) blog was created to bring our private discussions to the public. There is a process that we follow to keep the privacy of members identity and permissions on using comments about a particular discussions. But the purpose was to help a broader community of women in technology who have similar challenges and struggles.

We are seeking a team of editors that follow the process of writing and/or helping Systers who initiated the discussion write the article as well as gaining permission and how Systers want to be identified in the article. This is a very stringent process that we follow, because it is always about protecting the privacy of our members.

If you would like to help the team, please answer the following questions.

Systers have members located around the global in more than 80 countries so chances are, there are Systers in your city and would much appreciate a host; Systers meetup to network, professional development, code together and much more.  We're looking for meeting space, classroom style setup for coding workshops and other accommodations. Community is our strength and look forward to extending our community with your organization and company.

Please complete the form if you are able to host a Systers meetup in your city. We will contact you with more information about their local area and how you can engage with us.

 Thank you for your support!