I’ve been passionate about bringing more diversity to the workplace since I graduated from engineering back in the days of coding in Fortran!
I’ve grown 4 different women’s communities during my adult life and I sit on advisory boards of a number of non-profits focused on women in business and women in technology.
I speak regularly on topics of bias in the workplace and women’s leadership. You can see some of my speaking engagements here.
Steering Committee Member
The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field.
General Manager, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
At AnitaB, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies they build it for.
I developed the strategy and managed the operations of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as it grew from 8000 to 15,000 attendees.
Co-Founder and Board Member
ChIPsNetwork.org advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. We seek to accelerate innovation through diversity of thought, participation and engagement to the benefit of society.
The ChIPs community comes from the private sector as well as all branches of the government. Our members are engaged at the heart of current events — as active participants in the lawmaking, policymaking, judicial, advocacy and innovation processes. Membership is open to anyone who shares our mission.
LEADING WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
Co-Founder and Director until 2013
unleashing the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses and executives
In 2004, I linked up with Wendy Lim to launch a professional women’s network that is now called Leading Women in Technology. Today, LWT serves hundreds of professional women in the Bay Area of California through unique and inspiring programs that help them accelerate the development of critical skills essential to professional success. I designed and implemented LWT’s Wilpower™ Career Development Program, which ‘graduated’ over 200 women in the first 4 years, and which now has well over 100 women participating each year.