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Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

April 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Anita Borg Institute Announces Roster of Speakers Participating in the Second Annual Top Company for Technical Women Workshop

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) announced today the speakers and topics for the second annual Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Workshop to be held on May 10, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. The event will feature speakers from top technical industry leaders including the 2012 Top Company for Technical Women award winner American Express, CA Technologies, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft Research, NetApp, SAP and Symantec.

"This second Top Company workshop will feature proven solutions for increasing the representation of technical women at all levels of the technical pipeline. This year's winner, American Express, will share how it has achieved 30% women at all levels of the technical pipeline." said Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute CEO and president.

Speakers will share their strategies on:

  • How leading companies are scaling the opportunities for women to obtain sponsorship within their companies, and with what results.
  • Innovative practices to retain and advance technical women.
  • Identifying the barriers women face across companies in different realms of technical work and developing solutions to overcome them.
  • Programs and initiatives that support women on the technical path.
  • How successful companies leverage targets, goals, or quotas to drive change inside their organizations.

Panelists will discuss the concrete solutions that make the most difference in their companies and ultimately impact their bottom line. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cheryl Ainoa, Chief of Product Development Operations, Intuit
  • Jennifer Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research
  • Jennifer Christie, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Executive Recruitment, American Express
  • Beth Conway, Vice President, Human Resources, CA Technologies
  • Anne Hardy, Vice President Developer Evangelism, SAP Labs
  • Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs North America
  • Sheila Jordan, Senior Vice President, IT and Collaboration, Cisco
  • Roy Levin, Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director, Microsoft Research
  • Leander LeSure, Vice President of Human Resources, Relationship Leader for Global Technologies and Information Management, American Express
  • Ellen McLatchey, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec Corporation
  • Suzan Miller, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel
  • Brian Pawlowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NetApp
  • Jennifer Rickard, Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Yvonne Schneider, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Technologies, American Express
  • Phyllis Stewart Pires, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, SAP

The Anita Borg Top Company for Technical Women Workshop will precede the annual Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards Banquet at the Mission City Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. Registration is now open.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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