Black Women in Computing


Black Women in Computing (BWiC) is a community created to provide online support, resources and to increase the number of black women in computing related fields. BWiC is the product of the GHC2010 Women of Color luncheon themed, “Building Our Community: Moving Vision into Reality”. The group was launched in 2011 with the help of Anita Borg Insitute for Women in Technology (ABI). The official kickoff for the BWiC online community will begin at the Birds of a Feather session titled Black Women in Computing: Increasing Numbers Through Networking the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference.

Founder and Chair:   Danielle Cummings, Ph.D from Texas A&M University, currently at Government Agency in Washington, D.C.

During the BWiC BoF session attendees discussed the BWiC mission and identified goals for the upcoming year. Each focus group defined action items for the areas listed below. Details and progress updates will be posted here.

  • BWiC Presence
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Online Resources
  • Support System (National & Local)