What does it mean to continue to come out on behalf of our own and others’ diversity? How do we include ourselves? Does inclusion equal homogeneity? What do we grapple with to build new kinds of conversations and collaborations that take us to a new place?
Dr. Raquell Holmes addresses these questions in her talk at the conference, on January 7th, about the importance of ensembles in building the future of black women in computing.
The inaugural Black Women in Computing Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. on January 6-8, 2017. The conference is an opportunity to discuss, advance and celebrate the intersectionality of race and gender in computing.
Organized by the Research Coalition for Black Women & Girls in Computing, which provides a platform for supporting the community of black women and girls through education and professional development, the goals of the conference include creating new networks for black women in computing, developing leadership and communication skills, and career development. Information on how to register for the conference is here.