Galvanize our global community members to step into the leadership mindset, to take responsibility, and turn ideas into actions. We would like to help you make an impact by taking initiatives and influencing others.
Join us every month, on the second Friday at 12:00 PM ET (4:00 PM GMT), for an hour-long conversation. Every call will feature a guest speaker, an experienced leader in the technology world, who will share insights and answer questions.
We are excited to have Telle Whitney as our Guest Speaker for October’s call.
Telle Whitney is a senior executive leader, recognized expert on diversity and women in technology, Computer Scientist, and entrepreneur. She served as CEO of the non-profit organization, the AnitaB.org Institute, from 2002 to September 2017, building it from a struggling and very new non-profit to a world-recognized leader reaching over 750,000 people globally. She has won numerous awards and was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.” She has an honorary doctorate from CMU, and in 2019 was made an honorary member of IEEE. Dr. Whitney is a co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration, together with AnitaB.org. She is also the co-founder of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/telle-whitney/
Taking Risks: The Courage to Succeed
In this month’s fireside chat, Bushra (host) will talk to Dr. Whitney about taking risks and the courage to succeed. Dr. Whitney will draw on her own entrepreneurial experience to discuss leadership in both the semiconductor world as well as leading AnitaB.org. She will talk about the lessons she has learned and what success can look like. She will also talk about the importance of persistence and embracing adversity.
Our Guiding Principles
1. We believe in playing a part in reaching 50/50 by 2025.
2. We communicate with each other with respect and kindness.
3. We lift each other and are agents of positive change in each others’ lives.
Share with Us
* What challenges are you facing as a women technologist?
* How can the community help you develop your personal leadership?
* Would you like to brainstorm what the right next step may be for your professional and personal growth?
* Are you planning on starting a “women in technology” support group or event at your current organization and seek advice on contents, topics, attendance?
* Have you written an article about technology issues or those that affect women technologists?
* Have you recently been recognized?
* Would you like to be more involved with your local AnitaB.org community?
Join us for our monthly Technical Leaders call, where we connect to make an impact. Together we:
> Celebrate and amplify each others’ voices and achievements
> Encourage and advocate for each others’ initiatives
> Share experiences, perspectives, and advice
Email Bushra and Natasha with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org