Summit Speakers

Ronnie Caropreso

Ronnie Caropreso

Executive Vice President, Head of Shared Services
TD Bank

Ronnie Caropreso is Executive Vice President, Head of Shared Services at TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, where she is responsible for Technology, Operations, Corporate Real Estate, Strategic Sourcing, Transitions, and Program Management.


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Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer
NCWIT

Ruthe Farmer has focused her efforts on increasing girls' participation in technology and engineering since 2001. She provides strategic planning and direction at NCWIT, fund development, and cultivation of new partnerships, and leads the NCWIT K-12 Alliance.


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Tami Mallett

Tami Mallett

Vice President & CIO, Enterprise Group
Hewlett-Packard Company

Tami Mallett is Vice President and Enterprise Group CIO for Hewlett Packard. 

Tami oversees the delivery of application development and support, customer service and technology innovations and solutions to meet the needs of the HP Enterprise Group, including the server, storage, networking, and technology services teams, as well as the enterprise sales force. She is also responsible for delivering information technology for pan-HP functions such as sales, quote-to-cash, product quality, R&D, and growth markets.


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Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

CEO and Co-founder
NCWIT

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU).


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Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair
Clinton Foundation

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works with her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation. Over the past 12 years, the Foundation has built partnerships with great purpose among governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals everywhere to strengthen health systems in developing countries, fight climate change, expand economic opportunity in Africa, Latin America, and the United States, and help Americans live healthier lives.


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Andrea Jung

Andrea Jung

President and CEO
Grameen America

Andrea Jung is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. Ms. Jung, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc.


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Maria Bello

Maria Bello

Actress, and a voice of the documentary FEMME-Women Healing The World
www.FemmeTheMovie.com

Maria Bello, an award winning actor (The Cooler, Coyote Ugly, History of Violence, Sisters), and having just won the Best Ensemble Award for 2013 for Prisoners, is an internationally renowned activist for social justice and women’s rights around the world, with a special focus on Haiti, where she is US Global Ambassador for Women of Haiti and served on the Haiti Economic Development Advisory Panel alongside Haitian President Michel Martelly, Ambassador Danielle St. Lot, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus.


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Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Founder and Managing Director
Brazile & Associates LLC

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.


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Mitch Baranowski

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
BBMG

A seasoned writer-producer, design thinker, and creative strategist, Mitch Baranowski co-founded BBMG with longtime friend Raphael Bemporad in January 2003 to help create disruptive business solutions and delightful brand experiences. He has overall responsibility for the brand innovation firm’s creative direction and operations.


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Iveta Brigis

Iveta Brigis

Senior Program Manager, People Operations
Google

In her seven years at Google, Iveta has worked on various initiatives across People Operations (what other companies call HR), including compensation, performance management, and education outreach. She is currently working on a new initiative to share some of our learnings about people processes and strategy with teams outside of Google. Prior to Google, Iveta worked as a community college instructor and nonprofit manager. She holds a BS in Human Development from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.


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Geoffrey Cohen

Geoffrey L. Cohen

Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology Department
Stanford University

Much of Dr. Cohen’s research examines processes related to identity maintenance and their implications for social problems. One reason for this interest in intervention is his belief that a useful way to understand psychological processes and social systems is to try to change them. He is also interested in how and when seemingly brief interventions, attuned to underlying psychological processes, produce large and long-lasting psychological and behavioral change.


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Jeff Forbes

Jeffrey Forbes

Program Director
National Science Foundation

Jeff Forbes works at the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for the Education and Workforce Cluster in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.


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Erin Gavin

Erin Gavin

Senior Manager, Government Affairs
Qualcomm

Erin Gavin is a Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.  In this role, Erin manages Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach™ programs in Southeast Asia and supports programs in India and Africa.  Her focus is on women and entrepreneurship and she leads Wireless Reach’s global marketing and event efforts.


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Anna Giraldo Kerr

Anna Giraldo-Kerr

Founder
Shades of Success Inc.

Anna is the President of Shades of Success, a Boston-based talent development organization that partners with professional women, helping them become effective team members, mentors and leaders. Using a unique methodology that combines assessment, skill development, experiential learning and coaching, Shades of Success helps clients navigate change and maximize their impact through the exploration and understanding of micro behaviors.       


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Andrea Guendelman

Andrea Guendelman

Co-founder
DevelopHER

Andrea is the co -founder of DevelopHer. Her goal is to ignite a transformation in the entrepreneurship communities by making it more diverse and inclusive. Andrea co-organized Common Pitch Chile, where over three days more than 10,000 participants gathered in Santiago Chile to learn about social entrepreneurship with the participation of Al Gore and music by Devendra Banhart and Devotchka among others. Andrea’s second event, SP Women, focused on women in the startup community.


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Mark Guzdial

Professor, College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on learning sciences and technology, specifically, computing education research. His books on Media Computation teach programming through creating and manipulating digital media. Media Computation has had a significant impact on retention at adopting institutions. He was the original developer of "Swiki," the first wiki designed for educational use.


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Raquell Holmes

Raquell Holmes

Founder and Director
improvscience

Raquell M Holmes, Ph.D., is founder of improvscience which was featured in NatureJobs (Jan, 2014) for its innovative use of improvisation to help scientists communicate and collaborate more easily and effectively.  Holmes is Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Computational Science at Boston University; Research Associate Professor at the Mathematical Computational Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University and faculty of the East Side Institute, NY. She creates and manages programs that recruit and retain women and minorities in computational sciences.


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Hai Hong

Program Manager, K-12 Education Outreach
Google

As part of the team at Google whose mission is to inspire the next generation of computer scientists, Hai manages the RISE Awards and research on computer science education. Prior to Google, he held roles at Roll Global, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Fulbright Commission in Berlin. He worked on evaluation of educational programs, employee engagement and wellness, international human resources, and matters of geopolitical importance like the UN resolution declaring 2008 the “International Year of the Potato.” 


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Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian

Assistant Director for CISE
National Science Foundation

Dr. Farnam Jahanian serves as the National Science Foundation Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. He guides CISE in its mission to uphold the nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure.


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Rane Johnson-Stempson

Director
Microsoft

Rane Johnson-Stempson is a certified partnership broker and Principal Research Director at Microsoft Research. She engages with academics worldwide to identify high-impact areas for research investigations. She is working on projects that use technology to transform how we learn about history and how we eradicate human trafficking. Johnson also serves as Microsoft Research’s lead for growing, attracting, and retaining women in research, science, and engineering.


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Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar

Professor for Higher Education and Co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education
University of Southern California

Dr. Adrianna Kezar, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and Co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Kezar holds a Ph.D. 1996 and M.A. 1992 in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. 1989 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at USC in 2003. 


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Michael Kimmel

Michael Kimmel

Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Stony Brook University

Dr. Michael Kimmel is an American sociologist, specializing in gender studies. He holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Stony Brook University in New York and is the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and Masculinities. Michael is a spokesperson of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS). He is considered a leading figure in the academic subfield of men's studies. 


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Brayden King

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Dr. Brayden King is an associate professor of Management and Organizations and is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology. Professor King's research focuses on how social movement activists influence corporate social responsibility, organizational change, and legislative policymaking. He also studies the ways in which the reputations and identities of businesses and social movement organizations emerge and transform in response to their institutional environments.

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Rachael King

Rachael King

Head of Communications
DogVacay

Rachael is the Head of Communications at DogVacay, where dog boarding just got AWESOME. She has also been the Head of Social for the ridesharing app Sidecar, worked in Adobe's social consulting arm implementing social strategies for Fortune 100 brands, and traveled the country teaching the National Guard how to use social media as a recruitment tool. She adores karaoke, cooks with whiskey often, and has never met a french fry she didn't like. Tweet her @rachaelgking.


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Eleanor Kolchin

Boca West Special Interest Club

Eleanor Kolchin graduated from Brooklyn College in 1947 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She was treasurer of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honorary mathematics society. After a short period of teaching math at the high school level, she was hired by IBM in 1947, and eventually became the tabulating supervisor of the computing staff at IBM’s Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory at Columbia University. The Watson Lab was one of the first to apply business machines for scientific research.


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Ed Lazowska

Ed Lazowska

Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Dr. Ed Lazowska holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he also serves as the Founding Director of the University of Washington eScience Institute.


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Christopher Metzler

Christopher Metzler

Senior Associate Dean at the School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University

Dr. Christopher J. Metzler is Senior Associate Dean for Applied Management Degrees at the School of Continuing Studies and Associate Dean for Human Resources and Diversity Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


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Margaret "Maggie" Neale

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Director of the Managing Teams for Innovation and Success Executive Program, Director of the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Executive Program, Co-director of the Executive Program for Women Leaders
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Dr. Margaret A. Neale is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management. She was the Graduate School of Business John G. McCoy-Banc One Corporation Professor of Organizations and Dispute Resolution from 2000-2012. Trust Faculty Fellow in 2011-2012 and in 2000-2001. From 1997-2000, she was the Academic Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford’s faculty in 1995, she was the J.L. and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at the J.L.


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Debra Richardson

Professor of Informatics
University of California - Irvine

Debra J. Richardson is founding Ted and Janice Smith Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California—Irvine.  She joined the UCI faculty in 1987, and became chair of the ICS department in July 2000.


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Eric Roberts

Professor
Stanford University

After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, Eric Roberts taught at Wellesley College from 1980-85, where he chaired the Computer Science Department.


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Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

Dean, School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University

Bobby Schnabel is Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.  In this position he leads a multi-campus school of approximately 150 faculty and 3000 students at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, including undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and informatics, and graduate programs in information and library science.  From 2009-2010 he also served as interim IU vice president for research.


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Tommy Simpson

Tommy Simpson

Director – Information Technology
AT&T

Tommy Simpson, a Director within AT&T’s Information Technology organization, is responsible for leading its Technology Development Program, AT&T’s college new hire and intern development program.  The TDP program is a national 18 month entry-level IT hiring program composed of highly talented and motivated individuals with various strategic IT skills.  Tommy previously managed the end to end testing of AT&T’s Mobility and Uverse products, ensuring new products and functionality deployed with no interruption to existing customers or service. 


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Ellen Spertus

Senior Research Scientist, Professor of Computer Science
Google, Mills College

Ellen Spertus is a professor of computer science at Mills College and a senior research scientist at Google. She received her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in computer science from MIT, where she first developed the interest in gender and computer science that has infused her career.


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Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Associate Professor of Business Administration
University of Virginia

Dr. Melissa Thomas-Hunt's research activities focus on conflict management, negotiation, and collaboration processes. Her current research examines the contribution of expertise within diverse groups and the effects of status and power on negotiation and team processes and outcomes. She is a contributor at www.Leanin.org.


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Carrie van Heyst

Carrie van Heyst

Co-founder
DevelopHER

Carrie van Heyst is the co-founder of DevelopHer and was the co-founder of the gameboard company StockitToYa! Carrie is an experienced event producer and has been a driver behind such events as the Microsoft CEO Summit, TIME magazine’s Future of Life Summit, and the TIME/ABC News Summit on Obesity. She is the CEO of VHG, which been in business for 20 years, and has been featured in the NY Times

(http://nyti.ms/181wuNx).


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Telle Whitney

Telle Whitney

President and CEO
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Dr. Telle Whitney has served as President and CEO of ABI since 2002. Whitney has 20 years experience in the semiconductor and telecommunicatins industries. She has held senior technical management positions with Malleable Technologies (now PMC-Sierra) and Actel Corporation, and is a co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. 

 


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