Join us Thursday, July 23, 3-4 p.m., EST, for “AnitaB.org Presents: Women, Tech & Justice at the Ballot Box”, a virtual conversation hosted by AnitaB.org President and CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson.
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.
League of Women Voters CEO
As CEO of the League of Women Voters, Virginia works to build an inclusive democracy where every person has the ability and opportunity to participate and advocate for issues that matter to them. Since 2018, she has led the 100-year-old organization through a period of rapid transformation focused on building power by engaging in advocacy, legislation, litigation, and organizing efforts to ensure voting rights for all. Outside of work Virginia is an avid traveler, with recent stops including Ireland, Puerto Rico, and China. These days she’s at home being protected from squirrels by her co-worker and dog, Boss..
Dr. Stephanie Rodriguez
AnitaB.org Vice President, Policy and Engagement
Prior to working at AnitaB.org, Stephanie served as the Director of STEM Policy at the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit supporting afterschool and summer learning across the nation. An immunologist by training, Stephanie found her way to STEM education policy and advocacy through years of STEM-related community outreach, and service as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. While at NSF, she worked on efforts to broaden participation in computer science and other STEM fields. Stephanie completed her doctoral degree in immunology at Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied the T-cell development process and devised innovative strategies to observe this phenomenon in live animals, in real time, using advanced microscopy techniques. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford University, with a focus on microbes and immunity. Having personally benefited from the generosity and attention of amazing STEM mentors, and still benefiting from those relationships, she values the opportunity to support young STEM enthusiasts and the systems that encourage them.
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