Join us Tuesday, December 1, 3-4 p.m., EST, for “AnitaB.org Presents: Elevating Conversations: The Impact of Giving & Inclusive Technology in the New World Order”. Join Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO at AnitaB.org, as she leads an important conversation on #GivingTuesday about the future of philanthropy and how the events of 2020 can/should/will shift philanthropic giving.
Brenda Darden Wilkerson, AnitaB.org President & CEO
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of AnitaB.org, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for theObama administration’s national CS4All initiatives.
Dwana Franklin-Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Reboot Representation. She is a visionary, collaborative and compelling executive leading the Tech Coalition in closing the gender gap in tech by doubling the number of Black, Latina, and Native American women earning bachelor’s degrees in computing by 2025.
Fun Fact: My children’s Spanish is officially better than mine, which is incentivizing me to brush up.
Craig is the founder of craigslist, and currently focuses full time on Craig Newmark Philanthropies. CNP is about protecting values like fairness, respect, and opportunity, and supports people who are effective fighting for those values. It includes support for countering offensive information warfare, countering harassment, and supports people fighting that fight, including veterans and their families.
Fun Fact– Craig carries all the dysfunction of the original variety of nerd, motivated that “a nerd’s gotta do what a nerd’s gotta do.”
Freada Kapor Klein is an entrepreneur, activist, and pioneer. In 1976, she co-founded the Alliance Against Sexual Coercion, the first organization to focus on sexual harassment in the United States. Freada is the founder of SMASH, now in its 18th year, which provides rigorous STEM education and access to social capital for low-income high school students of color, half girls, on 10 university campuses across the country. She is a member of the council that formed the Hollywood Commission chaired by Anita Hill, is on the AnitaB.org Board of Trustees, and is a Founding Partner at Kapor Capital, which invests in seed-stage tech startups that close gaps of access, opportunity, or outcome for low-income communities and communities of color.
Fun fact: Freada took flying lessons and was frequently at the flight controls in the skies above Boston and Cape Cod.