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ANITA BORG INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY

aka AnitaB.org   |   San Mateo, CA   |  https://anitab.org/

Mission

At AnitaB.org, 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 and non-binary technologists in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Our social enterprise supports women and non-binary individuals 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.

Ruling year info

1998

President and CEO

Brenda Darden Wilkerson

Main address

1650 South Amphlett Boulevard Suite 110

San Mateo, CA 94402 USA

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EIN

77-0480427

NTEE code info

Computer Science (U41)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to create an equitable landscape for all people participating in creating the technologies that serve society. Today, women and non-binary people are systemically excluded in the business of technology. According to research conducted in 2021, while 47% of middle and high school students are interested in computer science, only 19% of students earning degrees in computing are women; 26% of the tech workforce are women; and women comprise a mere 11% of senior technology company leaders. Representation is more bleak for Black and Latina women, who comprise only 3 and 1% respectively of the tech workforce. (source: Rebooting Representation: Using CSR and Philanthropy to Close the Gender Gap in Tech) Systemic barriers exist for women and non-binary technologists, including discrimination and harrassment in the workplace, lack of mentors and role models, gender bias, and unequal growth and pay opportunities. We act to remove these barriers.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Created in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the AnitaB.org flagship event Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront and highlights the contributions of women to the tech world. Since 2019, GHC reaches more than 25,000 each year with a goal to connect, inspire, and advance attendees of the Celebration.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Apprenticeship Pathways Program (APP)

AnitaB.org recognizes the impact of women technologists and helps innovation-driven organizations build balanced teams. AnitaB.org partners with approximately 80 industry leaders worldwide. These forward-thinking organizations are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with robust representation of technical women. The APP provides a cohort model for an 'earn to learn', technical upskilling and leadership development program with practical hands-on experience; with the goal of job placement.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

AnitaB.org Membership Programs & Communities are a network of locally organized communities that bring women technologists together in cities around the world. Our Communities help women in technology get connected, find new opportunities, and meet their career goals. Communities are active in many cities around the world including: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Brisbane, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nairobi, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Tokyo.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Anthem Fund Inaugural Recipient 2022

The Anthem Awards

Affiliations & memberships

USofTech (Co-lead) 2022

CRA-WP Member 2022

STEM Education Coalition Member 2022

Invent Together Coalition Member 2022

Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition Member 2022

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Coalition Member 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Equity Advancement/ Workforce: Apprenticeship Pathways Program (APP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These programs include AnitaB.org events, scholarship programs, online resources, educational programs, and policy-related programs.

Hours of consulting time accessed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Equity Advancement/ Workforce: Apprenticeship Pathways Program (APP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Consulting hours are dedicated to AnitaB.org Partners and focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

Number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GHC is the largest of our conferences with 29K attendees from 90 countries: 93.3% women, 1.0% non-binary, 12% LGBTQ, 17% from historically-excluded racial/ethnic groups

Number of online groups served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

AnitaB.org Membership 365

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

26 local communities, 23 systers affinity groups, 11 techspertise groups

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These volunteers are recruited for our annual event GHC and the local communities served throughout the year.

Number of evaluations conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

AnitaB.org Membership 365

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

26 local communities which held over 50 local community events (virtually, in 2022).

Number of briefings or presentations held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To meet the challenges of this time, we prioritize the following initiatives:

1) Primary research that informs our strategic investments: ( see anitab.org/research-and-impact/ )

- Top Companies for Women Technologists, a national program from AnitaB.org that identifies key trends around the equity of women technologists in the workforce.

- Partnering with The National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT), and the STARS Computing Corps (STARS), we have served as principal investigators for research investigating Compounding Impacts of Racism & COVID-19 on Learning & Employment in Computing & Technology (CIRCLE-CT).

- Technical Equity Experience (TechEES) Global COVID-19 Impact Survey to understand the unique impact of COVID-19 on technical women

2) Policy and Advocacy initiatives that engage US, state, and local government agencies to inform and influence policies to promote equitable participation of all technologists ( anitab.org/policy-engagement/ )

3) Workforce programs that engage corporations, academic institutions, and other hiring bodies in intersectional workforce building. Our workforce focus includes the Apprenticeship Pathway Program (APP) that increases the representation of Black, Latinx/Latine/Hispanic, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, women, male allies, and non-binary people in the tech industry

4) Membership and community programs to enable our technologists to build career support networks, and expand their technical and leadership skills ( membership.anitab.org/ )

5) The AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration that draws 30,000 women and non-binary technologists together in service of our mission ( ghc.anitab.org/ )

6) Awards and grants to amplify the voices of our technologists and highlight their achievements, and to encourage women at all career stages to shape technology’s future. ( anitab.org/awards-grants/ )

Advancing toward the AnitaB.org vision of a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it, our strategy is to continue to invest in programs that connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

We plan to measurably improve equity outcomes for women in tech by tailoring programs for aspiring, mid-career, and senior women technologists, including those from systemically excluded communities. Specifically, we aim to catalyze equitable opportunities, including but not limited to hiring, pay, job retention and venture funding for our diverse women and non-binary technologists.

As our mission meets an ever-changing “new normal” during the pandemic and beyond, we intend to attract and retain mission-dedicated staff to run our programs and assure continuous operations. To do so, we need to build capacity to meet fluctuating circumstances with enough resources to overcome unpredictable, internal, or external barriers to success.

To fund our mission, we will continue to diversify our income streams, accentuating strategic philanthropy. Our goal is to insulate our mission service from a volatile economy that threatens corporate tech’s appetite to invest in DEI.

Mission
- Increase participation and satisfaction in AnitaB.org membership and events of those that have been historically excluded from tech
- Connect individuals with opportunities previously unavailable
- Impact corporate policies to be fairer and more inclusive
- Influence the US technology policy agenda to be favorable for our community

Financial Health
- Increase and diversify revenue streams to ensure financial resiliency, including an increased emphasis on strategic philanthropy
- Continuously increase net assets to be able to weather a future financial challenge commensurate with those faced during the pandemic or the great resignation
- Enhance financial systems to support macro-economic uncertainty and increasing complexity

Organizational Health
- Develop awareness for the fullness of AnitaB.org offerings by promoting all programs to be as brand recognizable as the Grace Hopper Celebration
- Continue investment in Evidence and Influence to collect and report data that is useful in decision making & relevant to our community
- Continuously improve employee satisfaction & stabilize retention amid a chaotic employment climate, such as evidenced in the simultaneous Great Resignation and corporate layoffs of 2022
- Amplify our career impact for each staff member by maintaining engagement in Learning and Development,
- Place a continuous, explicit emphasis on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) education and practice for our staff and Board of Trustees

The past two years of living in and navigating through a global pandemic have taught us a lot, not only about ourselves but also about those we work to serve. In 2020, we were forced to think and work differently. As 2021 approached, AnitaB.org was able to face and challenge some of the barriers keeping us from achieving our goal of a diverse and equitable future for all women and non-binary technologists.

The AnitaB.org scope of work actively addresses the lack of diversity and equity in the tech ecosystem from every angle…individuals, organizations, policy, and so much more.

We launched and executed the first Apprenticeship Pathway Program, in partnership with Intuit, providing non-traditional pathways for women to train, be paid to train, and ultimately obtain full-time employment.

The AnitaB.org Membership program is shaping Members of all career levels through events, mentorship, content, resources, and career networks.

Our Top Companies for Women Technologists Report, which assesses equitable policies and programs of participating companies to guide them in creating more inclusive workspaces for technologists, exposed the significant dip in the overall representation of women technologists.

The USofTech Collective brings more technologists into public service, resulting in a well-represented and efficient government.

Our virtual events, like Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2021 and Elevating Conversations series, allowed us to push the boundaries of diversity like never before and promote equity even more than we could prior to the pandemic.

Highlights of our progress in 2021 include:

3.4 Billion+ people engaged globally through our programs and media
55,835 people directly served
144 countries represented
93% of our audience are women
15% historically excluded racial and ethnic group engaged (and growing!)
6% LGBTQIA+ represented
1% Non-binary people represented

Please read our full 2021 Impact Report that details the progress we have made. Therein, you will see how the AnitaB.org mission is driven by our passion and dedication for those we champion. Together with you, we can create an inclusive tech ecosystem that values women and non-binary technologists and includes those who are systemically excluded. The Impact Report can be viewed in the additional documents section of GuideStar or online at anitab.org/research-and-impact/

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, Survey fatigue, restrictions and requirements for demographics vary and contradict across nations

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ANITA BORG INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Tucci

Uplight, Inc.

Angela Tucci

Uplight, Inc.

Vijay Anand

Castlight Health

Diana Bersohn

Accenture

Kamau Bobb

Google

Colin Bodell

Shopify

Jamillah Boyd

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Joy Chik

Microsoft

Pamela Gibbs

Board Advisor

Barbara Holzapfel

Microsoft

Kristin Major

Aruba Networks

Rebecca Parsons

ThoughtWorks

Dale Reed

University of Illinois, Chicago

Valerie Taylor

Argonne National Laboratory

Brenda Darden Wilkerson

AnitaB.org

Tony Wilkins

Standing Oaks Venture Partners

Ashley Johnson

Planet

Beena Ammanath

Deloitte

Inhi Cho Suh

IBM

Karelys Lopez

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/2/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/24/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.