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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Career Fair Draws More Than 1,000 Attendees, Kicking off the Largest Gathering of Technical Women in the World.

ATLANTA -- The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) today announced a turnout of 1,071 attendees for the first Career Fair at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration Career Fair was underwritten by the National Security Agency and Raytheon. The world's largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is a five-day technical conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The conference, themed "Collaborating Across Boundaries," is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, this week September 28 - October 2, 2010.

"The Grace Hopper Celebration Career Fair is a new feature of the conference program," said Deanna Kosaraju, ABI's vice president of programs. "The 68 corporations, government agencies and academic institutions participating are able to use the Career Fair to recruit top women technical talent from around the world."

Highlights of the Career Fair included a Resume Clinic, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, which provided resume reviews to almost 500 women.

On Wednesday, September 29, conference highlights include:

* a new workshop by Dee McCrorey, titled Collaborative Risktaking[TM]: Your Innovation Safety Net in a Reinvented World, sponsored by Thomson Reuters

* an SRC poster competition with 28 posters

* a general poster session with 135 posters sponsored by Raytheon and Symantec, and

* the CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshops for undergraduate, graduate and early career researchers.

"The Career Fair is one of the ways in which the Anita Borg Institute works with industry and academia to bring more technical women to the table in the creation of technology," said Telle Whitney, president and CEO, Anita Borg Institute. "Especially for the students, the Career Fair provides a lens into the larger world of technical career opportunities, providing important feedback on their development."

The Grace Hopper Celebration features 117 panels, workshops and birds of a feather sessions with 436 speakers. GHC sponsors participating in the Career Fair include:

Platinum Corporate Sponsors: Amazon, CA Technologies, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and NetApp .

Platinum Government Patrons: National Science Foundation and National Security Agency

Silver Corporate Sponsors: BlackRock, Bloomberg, Broadcom, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, JDSU, McKesson, Palantir, Raytheon,, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, ThoughtWorks, USAA and Yahoo.

Silver Government Patron: US Navy

Bronze Corporate Sponsors: Adobe, Akamai, Argonne National Laboratory, AT&T Labs, Barclays Capital, Comcast Interactive Media, FactSet , Freddie Mac, Genworth Financial, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, and Vanguard.

Corporate Supporter: NextJump.

Universities sending representatives include:

Gold Academic Sponsors: Atlas Institute, Georgia Tech, University of Southampton.

Silver Academic Sponsors: Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Carnegie Mellon Information Networking Institute, Princeton, Vassar College and Virginia Tech.

Bronze Academic Sponsors: DePaul University, Duke University Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College, Michigan Technological University, Santa Clara University, Tufts University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign -Department of Computer Science, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska Omaha College of Information Science and Technology, University of Pennsylvania Engineering, Wake Forest University

Supporter Academic Sponsors: Northwestern University, Roger Williams University, Seidenberg School of CS and IS, Pace University, University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering Department, and Washington University in St. Louis.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women around the world by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft, HP, CA Technologies, Cisco, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Oracle, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Motorola Foundation, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, and Raytheon. For more information, visit
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