Regional Celebrations Project
Project Leader: Jodi Tims
The goal of this project is to eliminate isolation of women in computing by covering a map of the United States with Small Regional Celebrations, so that no young woman is "left out" of opportunities for support and encouragement.
The following goals provide additional rationale for the Regional Conferences projects:
|1.||Create connections among women and underrepresented groups in computing|
|2.||Provide role-models and mentors|
|3.||Destroy myths about computing|
|4.||Encourage women to stay in computing|
|5.||Give information/help with opportunities such as graduate school, scholarships, fellowships, workshops, conferences, etc.|
|6.||Build community (inter and intra)|
If you are interested in creating a regional conference mail: Jodi Tims (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Other Sources of Inspiration:
Peruse the Web sites of Regional Celebrations for inspiration and helpful tips for organizing a celebration of your own! (see side panel) There is a great deal of variety among these sites: for example, one celebration spans the entire Midwest; one branches out to Australia.
Read "101 Ideas for Regional Celebrations of Women in Computing" (see side panel)
Grace Hopper Regional Consortium home page - official home page of GHRC. Visit this site for more information on funding, typical components of a celebration, and future directions