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WiT Leaders Shaping Our Future

March 16, 2017 · 7:30 am - 9:30 am


March is Women’s History Month and ABI.Chicago has organized a panel of five female senior-level technology executives who will share their journeys & challenges. Join them and their other esteemed speakers for inspiring & enlightening conversation. Plus, you’ll hear exciting news first-hand from Dr. Whitney. A continental breakfast will be served. Please spread the word to your friends and C-suite colleagues.

Dr. Telle Whitney, President & CEO of AnitaB.org


Telle WhitneyPresident & CEO, AnitaB.org

Dr. Telle Whitney has served as AnitaB.org’s CEO since 2002 and has led their global growth, in size and impact, reaching over 100,000 people worldwide. In 1994, she co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration with Anita Borg which has become their flagship program. Today, this annual event attracts over 15,000 attendees. Prior to AnitaB.org, she has held senior engineering management positions. She has received many awards, including the Association for Computing Machinery’s Distinguished Service award, the Computing Research Association’s A. Nico Habermann Award for her role in co-founding and sustaining National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT), and the AWIS Judith Pool award. Dr. Whitney received her Ph.D. from Caltech.

LaShon Anthony


La’Shon AnthonyCommunity Leader, ABI.Chicago

Karen Nowicki and Dorie Blesoff

Karen NowickiDirector of Engineering, and Dorie Blesoff, Chief People Officer, at kCura

Sandee Kastrul

Sandee KastrulPresident and Co-Founder, i.c.stars

Panelists - ABI.Chicago Women's History Month event

Hajara AlamodiIT Project Management Consultant
Poonam Gupta-KrishnanCEO of Iyka Enterprises and Founder & Chair of Government Technology Foundation, Inc.
Tiffany MikellCEO of BSMdotCo and Director of Trans*H4CK
Rebecca ParsonsCTO of ThoughtWorks
Alana Ward RobinsonPresident and CEO of Robinson Group Consulting, Inc.


Historical Presentation:
The National Society of Black Engineers Chicago Chapter


Breakfast & Networking: 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Introductions & Keynote: 8:00a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 8:10a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Historical Presentation: 9:10a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Closing Remarks: 9:20a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Look forward to seeing you at the event!

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