Dr. Renee Wittemyer is the Senior Lead for Tech Innovation at Pivotal Ventures, the executive office of Melinda Gates, which focuses on accelerating progress on social issues affecting women and girls in the U.S. In her role, Renee leads the organization’s work to activate and elevate girls and women as leaders of tech innovation. She previously worked at Intel in a number of positions, including as the Director of Strategy and Research of Intel’s $300 million Global Diversity and Inclusion effort. Renee also worked as a researcher in Microsoft Research Labs in India. For her work on gender and technology, Renee has been awarded the “GemTech Global Achiever Award” by UN Women. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley focused in development studies and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.