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CANCELED - Women and men creating our future together: Practical advice on how to create cultures where all people thrive
CANCELED - Women and men creating our future together: Practical advice on how to create cultures where all people thrive
WhenTuesday, Mar 10, 2020, 7 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationBill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering (CSE2)
Campus roomAmazon Auditorium (G20)
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsPaul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

The excitement of technology is contagious. Technologies, such as artificial intelligence and block chain promise to revolutionize our society and our lives. And yet technology creation still lacks significant participation from women, as well as underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities. Dr. Whitney, a Computer Scientist, entrepreneur and world recognized expert on Women in Technology will speak on the dream of inclusion in technology. She will discuss her own journey as a woman engineer, and her efforts to create a global movement for women technologists. She will discuss the landscape today, in both academia and industry. She will talk about why organizations benefit from creating cultures where all people thrive, and concrete actions you can take to create meaningful change.

Telle Whitney is a senior executive leader, an entrepreneur, a recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, and a true pioneer on the issue of women in technology. She has over 20 years of leadership experience, and was named one of Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of Women and Technology.

Telle served as CEO of the Anita Borg Institute from 2002 to September 2017, and co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference with Anita Borg in 1994. She transformed the Institute into a recognized world leader for women and technology.

She has won numerous awards including the ACM distinguished service award, an honorary degree from CMU, and is an honorary member of IEEE. She serves on multiple boards and advisory councils. She is also the co-founder of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

Telle holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah.…
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