At HubSpot, we are committed to empowering women in technology. This is why we are proud to be sponsoring the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This is HubSpot’s fourth year supporting the Grace Hopper Celebration, presented by AnitaB.org and the Association for Computing Machinery. The celebration is the world’s largest and most influential gathering of women technologists. This year’s event will take place in Orlando, Florida from October 1-4, and is expected to welcome nearly 20,000 attendees.

The Celebration, named after pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, brings together students, academics, and seasoned industry veterans for three days of panels, presentations, interviews, and networking. The conference also supports underrepresented communities, such as people of color, parents, and LGBTQ technologists, within the tech industry.

Libby Maurer, VP of User Experience at HubSpot, will be speaking alongside inspiring industry leaders including Dr. Fei-Fei Li, a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, and Nonny de la Peña, often acknowledged as the “Godmother of Virtual Reality,” CEO and Founder of the award-winning innovation company Emblematic Group. Through her presentation, Maurer will share how HubSpot’s UX team is using its user research chops to examine the challenge of building a diverse and inclusive organization. In her session, she'll share how her team married data and qualitative research to identify and fix holes in HubSpot’s recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.

“Hiring diverse talent strengthens teams,” says Maurer. “At HubSpot, we wanted to apply principles of design thinking to examine our interview process from a human perspective and make sure that the experience that we thought we were delivering in the effort to build a diverse and inclusive team was reflected in the actual candidate experience.”

HubSpot engineers Zoe Sobin and Anna Kutch will also run a hands-on technical workshop on how to build your own chrome extension. The insights they share on debugging tactics and developer tools are meant to empower young women engineers to not only dig into fun development projects, but also to overcome the initial barrier to building a resume-worthy application: outside experience with tech projects.

HubSpot is also taking part in this year’s Grace Hopper career expo, where we’ll welcome students and professionals to visit our booth, chat with our team, and get to know a bit more about our job opportunities and openings. 

As a corporate sponsor of Grace Hopper, HubSpot is thrilled to help support and inspire women to further their careers, break boundaries, and transform the world of technology. Learn more about HubSpot at the Grace Hopper Celebration at https://www.hubspot.com/gracehopper and follow HubSpot Life and HubSpot Dev for exciting updates about HubSpot at the Grace Hopper Celebration this week!

 

Originally published Sep 30, 2019 7:30:00 AM, updated September 30 2019