SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

March 08, 2012 09:00 ET

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Announces Four New Board of Trustees Members

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today the addition of Tracy S. Keogh, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, HP; Mike Schroepfer,Vice President of Engineering, Facebook; Anushka Anand, Ph.D Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Sarah Loos, Ph.D Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University to its Board of Trustees. The Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees is comprised of executives, academics and students from leading technology companies and academic institutions who are focused on the recruitment, retention and advancement of technical women.

Tracy Keogh has worldwide responsibility for HP's strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, benefits and compensation, staffing, global inclusion and diversity, and HR processes and information management. Keogh holds a master's degree in business administration from the Harvard School of Business and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Smith College.

"It is such an honor for me to join the Board of this incredible institution and contribute to such important work," said Keogh. "HP is dedicated to the advancement of women in technology and this is an excellent opportunity for us to join forces in helping women both benefit from and contribute to technology."

Mike Schroepfer is the Vice President of Engineering at Facebook and leads the company's engineers who write the code used by hundreds of millions of people each day. Schroepfer holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. patents.

"The Anita Borg Institute does amazing work to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. I'm very excited and honored to have to opportunity to contribute," said Mike Schroepfer.

Sarah Loos is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include logical analysis and formal verification of distributed hybrid systems, such as distributed car control. Additionally, she is a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. She has also served as a member of the Anita Borg Institute Advisory Board.

Anushka Anand is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her research interest is in visual analytics which blends data mining and information visualization. Her research investigates identifying patterns and anomalies in high-dimensional data by leveraging visual features in novel ways.

"The Anita Borg Institute is honored to have such a talented group join our Board of Trustees. Tracy Keogh and Mike Schroepfer each bring depth of experience to our board. As students, Sarah Loos and Anushka Anand add a dimension to the board that is important to our future, and the future of our community," said Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute.

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. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI 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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