SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a new partnership with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), a nonprofit organization that connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. As part of the partnership, NetSuite is a Gold Sponsor for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, an annual ABI conference to be held this year on October 14–16 in Houston, Texas. The partnership is based on a mutual commitment to further advancing the role of women in the technology industry, a vision shared by ABI, founded in 1997 by the computer scientist Anita Borg with reach across more than 65 countries, and NetSuite, recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion.
The partnership also provides NetSuite opportunities to participate in trainings on diversity issues around women in technology. Started in 1994, the Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists, anticipating as many as 12,000 attendees this year, including students and professionals from industry, government and academia from more than 50 countries. The event is named after the late Grace Murray Hopper, a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral whose pioneering computer science career spanned the 1930s to 1990s. To learn more about the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, please visit www.gracehopper.org.
"Partnering with the Anita Borg Institute gives us the opportunity to work with other tech industry leaders to increase the global representation of women technologists at all levels within our industry," said Kathy Zwickert, NetSuite Chief People Officer. "We're delighted to collaborate with ABI to exchange ideas and build strategies that benefit women in technology." Zwickert is also a founder of Women in NetSuite (WIN), a women's group that advances the professional development of women at NetSuite through recruitment, sponsorship, networking, education and advocacy.
The ABI partnership aligns with recent recognition of NetSuite's leadership diversity by 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20 percent by 2020. Named by the organization as a Winning 'W' company for the fourth consecutive year, NetSuite's eight-member board includes two accomplished women, Deborah A. Farrington, Founder and General Partner of StarVest Partners, L.P. a New York City-based venture capital firm that invests in technology-enabled business services, and Catherine Kinney, the former President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the New York Stock Exchange.
Today, more than 24,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-ready cloud business management suites of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and ecommerce applications for businesses of all sizes. Many FORTUNE 100 companies rely on NetSuite to accelerate innovation and business transformation. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud business management suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud accelerates.
About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, ABI's reach extends to more than 65 countries. ABI believes that technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. ABI has over 50 industry partners, which you can view at http://anitaborg.org/partner-with-us/our-partners. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.anitaborg.org.
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