The world’s largest gathering of women technologists gets underway in Houston today.  The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will draw more than 15,000 people from over 80 countries for discussions, presentations and networking  to increase the role of women in technology in industry, government and academia.

A broad contingent of Thomson Reuters people will be presenting and attending − ranging from senior technology executives and recruiters to groups of employees and interns seeking technology expertise, networking opportunities and career development insights. Several Thomson Reuters representatives will be speaking on topics including software testing, data science for human rights, and a gender partnership initiative Thomson Reuters is piloting with the Anita Borg Institute that provides mentoring, sponsorship and women in technology programs to promote diversity.

The Anita Borg Institute, which produces the event, has named Thomson Reuters as one of its  “2016 Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index”. The national benchmark program named 25 organizations as leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles in the United States.