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October 3, 2012 NetHope Women’s TechConnect Launches at Grace Hopper Celebration

September 13, 2012, by Rose Robinson

Anita Borg Institute’s annual Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore was the site for the global launch of NetHope Women’s Tech Connect today. Lynann Bradbury, NetHope Global Program Manager, announced the Women’s Tech Connect Program which is being has received initial funding from Accenture’s US Citizenship Group. “Women’s Tech Connect supports women in the developing world that are working as IT Professionals or one day hope to enter the field. Our target audience wrestles with many of the same work/life balance and upward mobility issues we see all over the world. But they also have their own set of unique challenges. We are building the first ever virtual mentoring network to support them. Accenture’s Alyssa Rothermel said “At Accenture, we focus our CSR programs in the area of “Skills to Succeed”. NetHope’s Women’s Tech Connect program gives our employees the opportunity to engage with women just like them in the developing world and help support them in very tangible ways.”