Summit Speakers

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.


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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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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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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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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.


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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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Geoffrey Cohen

Geoffrey L. Cohen

Professor, Graduate School of Education
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.


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Shawn A. Covell

Shawn A. Covell

Vice President, Government Affairs
Qualcomm

Shawn Covell is Vice President of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this capacity, Covell helps manage global operations and strategic planning of a government affairs team of over sixty.


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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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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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Anna Giraldo-Kerr

Founder
Shades of Success Inc.

Anna founded Shades of Success to encourage adults from all walks of life — from college students to senior executives — to maximize their strengths and to develop skills required to be effective leaders in the 21st century, with a focus on managing differences and cultural competence.


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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.


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Raquell Holmes

Raquell Holmes

Founder and Director
improvscience

Raquell M Holmes, Ph.D., is founder of improvscience, 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


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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 huma


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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Rachael King

Rachael King

National Social Media Manager
Sidecar

Rachael is the National Social Media Manager at Sidecar, a peer-to-peer transportation app that connects people for shared rides. Previously, she worked on a global team of community managers at Adobe, providing social marketing services to Fortune 500/100 brands.


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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.


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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 for Applied Management Degrees at the School of Continuing Studies and Associate Dean for Human Resources and Diversity 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.


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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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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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Bobby Schnabel

Bobby Schnabel

Dean, School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University

Dr. Robert Schnabel is Dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, where he leads a multi-campus school of over 100 faculty with graduate and undergraduate degrees in computer science and informatics.


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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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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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