Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women In Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.

About the conference

GHC is the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing.

For 15 years, GHC has brought together the community of women technologists, the best minds in computing and increased visibility for the contributions of women to computing. The conference is co-presented by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The conference results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for our attendees. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. The conference also offers professional development through a variety of activities.


GHC 2014, held in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted more than 7,800 attendees from 65 countries, with over 800 companies present to be part of this global event. GHC 2014 more than doubled in size, compared to 2013 and we expect it to grow to 11,000 attendees in 2015.The conference also rated high on Inspiration, Relevance of technical topics and professional development topics and overall quality. 92% of respondents rated the overall quality of GHC 2014 as Excellent or Good and 90% felt inspired after attending. Click here for a detailed report.