WarnerMedia takes Orlando by storm at GHC19
Last week, WarnerMedia attended the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The annual event, named for the legendary computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, took place Oct. 1-4 in Orlando.
The highly-anticipated conference hosted 24,000 women in tech, offering attendees four days full of inspiring sessions, seminars, panel discussions, career fairs and networking opportunities.
As a platinum sponsor of the event, WarnerMedia brought employees and recruiters from locations around the world including California, New York, Georgia, Washington, the U.K. and Argentina to help the company celebrate its first GHC together under one roof. With nearly 70 women and allies on the ground from HBO, Warner Bros., Bleacher Report, CNN Digital, Xandr and AT&T, the company’s unified presence was certainly felt.
The cross-company collaboration was no small feat; employees from marketing, communications, tech, talent acquisition and thought leadership teams across the WarnerMedia portfolio all came together for this special event. The various companies and brands united and concerted their efforts toward a larger goal: bring more women and diverse populations into the tech and media industries.
In addition to WarnerMedia’s booth on the expo floor, the company was also able to send seven scholarship winners to the conference. Not only did these lucky young women have the opportunity to attend the conference, but they were also able to meet WarnerMedia employees and executives throughout the duration of the event. The seven scholarship recipients came from a diverse set of universities including University of Texas, Carlton College, North Carolina A&T and Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
Xandr and AT&T representatives were also able to sponsor a booth on the ground for the nonprofit organization, Girls Who Code.
Learn more about the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing here.