Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs are a work in progress.

During the BETA test period, we will be collecting additional FAQs for this page – and we’d love your help.

Please post your suggestions on the FAQ Suggestions forum topic in the Beta Testers group. If you know the answer, go ahead and send that along as well.

Thanks for your assistance!

FAQs

How do I participate in an ABI.Local community?

ABI.Local is a global community where like-minded people come together online and in person to make new connections, exchange information, and find career opportunities.

To get started, simply click Get Involved, fill out a profile, and join the ABI.Local community in your area. Once you are part of the ABI.Local community, you can join the discussions and events for a particular city or cities.

If you don’t see an ABI.Local near you, you can express your interest in helping to get one started.

Are there any requirements for joining ABI.Local?
We encourage women technologists as well as women and men in tech and academia to join us. If you support our mission, you’re welcome here.
I’m a student. Can I join you?
Yes, we welcome all students in Computer Science and related disciplines into our community.
Are there any costs for joining ABI.Local?
No. ABI.Local is being funded by our industry partners. Community members join for free.
How is ABI.Local connected to Systers?
Systers is a sub­-community of ABI.Local, where technical women receive community mentorship in a safe and private environment. We encourage all Systers to join the ABI.Local Communities.
How is ABI.Local tied to AnitaB.org?
AnitaB.org launched ABI.Local as a new global initiative that will extend the reach of our programs beyond annual events like the Grace Hopper Celebration. ABI.Local helps bring local communities together throughout the year.
What is GHC/1?

GHC/1 is a one-day conference modeled after the international Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), presented by AnitaB.org (ABI). This immersive event brings women technologists at all levels together, along with industry-leading companies. Look for a GHC/1 in a city near you.

Meet Our Community Leaders

Rosario Robinson
AnitaB.org
Director, AnitaB.org Communities

Natasha Green
AnitaB.org
Senior Program Manager, AnitaB.org Communities