AnitaB.org

aka AnitaB.org   |   Belmont, 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 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.

Ruling year info

1998

CEO

Brenda Wilkerson

Main address

1301 Shoreway Road Suite 425

Belmont, CA 94002 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)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Almost 20 years ago, our co-founder, Anita Borg, set out a bold vision and challenge to the technology field to promote 50/50 equity for technical men and women by the year 2020. Building on AntiaB.org’s original vision, we plan to measurably improve equity outcomes for Women in Tech over the next six years. With a focus on aspiring, mid-career and founder women technologists, including those from underrepresented communities, specifically we hope to catalyze equitable hiring, pay, job retention and venture funding for our women and corporate clients and, ultimately, the broader field. We will need to overcome multiple internal and external barriers to success, including organizational capacity issues and an increasingly volatile economy that threatens corporate tech’s ability to invest in DEI.

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?

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women

The Anita Borg Institute accomplishes its mission through specific programs such as: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, the Systers online community, TechLeaders workshops, Women of Vision awards, Anita Borg awards, scholarships, and research.

Population(s) Served

AnitaB.org recognizes the impact of woment 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.

Population(s) Served

AnitaB.org Communities are a network of locally organized communities that bring women technologies 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, Tokyo

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

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Organizational Transformation/Partnerships

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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

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Organizational Transformation/Partnerships

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Increasing

Context Notes

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

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Increasing

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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

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AnitaB.org Communities

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Increasing

Context Notes

These are local communities hosted across the US and internationally. The purpose of these communities is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for women technologists.

Number of volunteers

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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women

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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 overall donors

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Increasing

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These figures reflect individual donors of AnitaB.org

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

AnitaB.org has been supporting women technologists and leading efforts to build an inclusive tech ecosystem for more than 30 years. Beginning in 2019, the organization set out to join the women’s equity policy movement to engage powerful allies for change, to drive the AnitaB.org 365 fight for 50/50 intersectional gender parity and pay equity in tech by 2025.

We engaged stakeholders across tech and equity spaces, as well as our own teams, to determine where AnitaB.org could influence policy and add the most value in improving hiring, retention, and advancement among female technologists in the workplace; combatting pay inequities; and ensuring that women are winning a representative share of entrepreneurial and intellectual investments. Our efforts ultimately led us to three dominant issue areas on which we will focus and lead, to drive gender parity in the technical workforce:

Diversity & Equity: A cross-cutting issue worthy of dedicated focus, this area includes legislative, compliance, and other efforts to ensure equity in investment and awards, and compelling increased diversity in the technical workforce.

Labor & Workforce: A critical issue area including legislative and regulatory efforts to enhance workforce preparedness, address intersectional pay equity, prevent identify-based workplace discrimination, and support working women and families.

Technology: A pivotal area involving the elevation and inclusion of women as subject matter experts; the need to address and protect against bias in emerging technologies; and legislative and regulatory efforts to ensure that data privacy laws and practices reflect the needs and priorities of women.
We will actively monitor and support excellent organizations leading the charge in one foundational area:

Education: A core issue that addresses the critical junctures prior to workforce entry including investments in education programs that support early and sustained interest in STEM education and postsecondary education access and success.

We will launch our advocacy in these four primary areas, and we will continue to share updates about all of the issues we know are crucial to advancing 50/50 by 2025 through our blog and in our new Policy & Engagement newsletter.

Working with strategy and research consultants, a new CEO with a track record of movement building, and long-time staff, the board convened a Strategy and Programs Committee that recommended a Women’s Tech Equity Strategy Roadmap with multiple components, beginning with 7 new strategic directions to most effectively realize Anita’s Dream for Our Times:

Serve various key technology stakeholders, including corporate customers, but recognize technical women as our primary stakeholder, end user and individual client (individual women clients);

While including all women in technology, focus on market segments whose progress would “lift all boats,” improving equity for technical women and the entire field;

Specifically focus on aspiring, mid-career, and founding technical women, including underrepresented women, to accelerate equity impact since the research shows that these are the most underserved women in technology;

Hiring, pay, retention and venture funding equity are the primary challenges facing technical women and our services and other activities should improve their outcomes in these specific areas;

Create programs and products to serve individual women clients, and the companies that hire them year-round, particularly to promote hiring, pay, retention and funding parity;

Measure and track individual women client outcomes and equity impact at the various levels of the aspiring-mid-venture career journey we are trying to improve;

Achieve substantive equity progress in 5-6 years to make good on Anita’s Dream and build on the momentum of other women’s rights initiatives in tech and other fields to achieve equity by 2025.

The Board of Trustees approved this new strategic direction on September, 2018 during the board meeting at GHC and charged the staff, with the oversight of the strategy committee, to create a more detailed 50/50 by 2025 Strategic Roadmap with strategic priorities, an implementation plan and progress metrics to transition our entire organizational identity and activities to advancing Equity for All Women in Tech.

INTERNAL DATA: Top Companies
Top Companies for Women Technologists is a national program that recognizes companies committed to building workplaces where women technologists can thrive. In 2019, we evaluated 76 companies, accounting for more than 572,000 technologists across a variety of fields.

INTERNAL DATA: Technical Equity Experience Survey
The Technical Equity Experience Survey (TechEES) is the first-ever global survey of women, male, and non-binary technologists of its kind. It gives us an opportunity to compare and share our lived experiences in the technology field so that the industry can learn how to empower tech women of all backgrounds. It is part of our 50/50 by 2025 strategy to accelerate and scale equity for all women in tech worldwide. The survey findings will guide the industry on how to improve intersectional gender equity in the workplace. It will also inform AnitaB.org about whether our 50/50 by 2025 strategy is working, as well as vital feedback for how we can improve our services to be inclusive of all women.

INTERNAL DATA: GHC Interview Evaluation
AnitaB.org is conducting a formal evaluation on GHC interviews to understand the experiences of the interviewees and capture the impact GHC interview booths has on recruitment for GHC sponsor companies.

EXTERNAL DATA: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System

EXTERNAL DATA: Women in Tech Index
The study focuses on 41 countries in the OECD and EU, and offers comparable data relating to both the tech industry and the wage gap. The data covers areas such as women in tech, opportunities for women in tech, and the tech wage gap.

EXTERNAL DATA: PitchBook All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem
PitchBook, the data provider for the private and public equity markets, today released a new report, All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem, which examines global venture capital (VC) investment in female-founded startups. The report is released in partnership with All Raise, a non-profit organization accelerating the success of female founders and funders, along with support from Goldman Sachs' Launch with GS and Microsoft for Startups.

Top Companies Impact Report Summary
Top Companies measured a U.S. technical workforce of over half a million technologists in 2019. 76 participating companies 572,000+ technologists 143,000+ women technologists.

There has been a steady increase in the representation of women technologists at every career level in organizations. Although this trend is moving in the right direction, the current growth rate of 1.1% is too slow to reach the goal of 50/50 by 2025. In 2019, representation data segmented by the size of a company's technical workforce size revealed good news. Women technologists in the medium size category have a 28.1% representation level, well above the average for all companies.

Women’s representation remains lower than men’s at every career level in tech. Underrepresented women of color remain the smallest population in technical roles.

Communities
As of 2019, AnitaB.org serves 24 communities around the world, connecting 14,818 people virtually and in-person by hosting over 100 educational events.

AnitaB.org hosted five local Hoppers, a one-day locally organized conference modeled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)
2019 Grace Hopper Celebration was the biggest and best yet. Nearly 25,000 of attendees came together, representing a vast range of ages, races, cultures, technical interests, backgrounds, and abilities. In total, 94 countries were represented, 472 sessions were conducted, and 1,663 volunteers supported the production of GHC.

AnitaB.org supported 950 student scholars from around the world who represented 893 different universities. In total, there were over 8,300 students at GHC in 2019 and of those who submitted resumes through the database, 57% were interviewed for a job during the conference.

How we listen

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Financials

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Board of directors
as of 6/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Tucci

Uplight Inc.

Angela Tucci

Uplight

Lucille Mayer

Apex Clearing Corporation

Vijay Anand

Intuit U.S.

Nicole Anasenes

Squarespace

Diana Bersohn

Accenture

Kamau Bobb

Google

Colin Bodell

Shopify Plus

Jamillah Boyd

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Joy Chik

Microsoft

Jen Fitzpatrick

Google

Pamela Gibbs

Walmart

Barbara Holzapfel

Microsoft

Freada Klein

Kapor Capital

Kristen Major

HP Enterprise

HIlary Mason

Board Advisor

Jessica Merritt

HubSpot

Dorothy Nicholls

Amazon Web Services (AWS) User Experience

Rebecca Parsons

ThoughtWorks

Tara Radford

Suffolk New York

Dale Reed

University of IL

Valerie Taylor

Argonne National Laboratory

Brenda Wilkerson

AnitaB.org

Tony Wilkins

Standing Oaks Venture Partners

Kathy Wright

Board Advisor

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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