June 22, 2015
Girls in Tech has announced eleven new appointments to their Board of Directors. All of the new board members are executives and/or entrepreneurs. They come from large corporations, non-profits, and the startup world and bring with them a high quality combination of leadership, experience, mentorship, and general kick-assery.
The new Girls in Tech board members are:
1. Monique Morrow, CTO, Evangelist New Frontiers Development and Engineering at Cisco
2. Sandy Carter, General Manager, IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism
3. Fran Maier, Board Director of G.E. Capital, and Co-Founder of Match.com
4. Darrell Mockus, CTO, CPP Innovation Labs
5. Bev Crair, VP and General Manager, Storage Group, Intel
6. Elizabeth Davidson, Co-Founder, Diamius Multinational
7. Denise Terry, CEO and Co-Founder, EmbraceHer Health
8. Donna Boyer Chief Product Officer, Blurb
9. Lori McLeese, VP of Human Resources, Automattic
10. Lawdan Shojaee, CEO, Axosoft
11. Anne Simmons-Benton, Project Director, USAID
“We’re confident that our hand-picked selection of new Board members will carry our organization to new heights,” says CEO and Founder of Girls In Tech, Adriana Gascoigne, “Now more than ever, we’re focused on the future development of high-impact programming and curriculum to further enhance women’s professional aspirations in technology.”
Girls in Tech is a non-profit designed to empower, educate, and mentor women in the tech industry. They currently have 47 chapters globally, with representation on every continent (except for Antarctica). It was launched in February 2007 as a way for women to collaborate and exchange ideas about careers in technology.
They offer programs for women all around the world. One of their most recent programs is the Global Classroom which they launched last December. The goal of the Global Classroom is to connect girls across the world and give them online access to resources, tools, and courses, for education and careers in STEM related fields.
Other Girls in Tech programs include mentorships, hackathons, and GIT 360, a two month long, intensive bootcamp that teaches the entrepreneurial skills needed for women to launch their products or services in the technology space.
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