Lessons from Top Companies for Women Technologists
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Which companies are great places for women technologists to work? How do they do it? What can the rest of the tech industry learn about how to bridge the gender divide. Find out from companies that have been recognized by the Anita Borg Institutes Top Companies for Women Technologists as leaders.
Julian S Green
Sr Mgr Guidance
Anita Borg Institute
Julian is the Senior Manager of Inclusion Guidance at the Anita Borg Institute (ABI). She works with a variety of HR leaders, diversity & inclusion professionals, academics and senior executives fo...Show the rest
Julian is the Senior Manager of Inclusion Guidance at the Anita Borg Institute (ABI). She works with a variety of HR leaders, diversity & inclusion professionals, academics and senior executives focused on inclusion guidance modules and organizational transformation in the areas of diversity, inclusion and talent management. She has 9+ years of progressive experience in working with and building diverse teams, qualitative and quantitative analysis, relationship and program management. She has successfully managed a variety of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) diversity programs, implemented inclusion initiatives, developed and scaled partnership projects. She also has experience in fundraising and donor relations. Julian is a collaborator, strategic and creative thinker with a social justice focused background and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, advocacy, community outreach and philanthropic initiatives.Julian was the former program director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) and program lead for seven-signature diversity STEM K-12 programs in MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) serving 400+ middle and high school students from underrepresented groups and under-served communities in Boston/Cambridge and nationally.Hide the rest
VP, zSystems & LinuxONE
Kathryn W. Guarini is IBM Vice President, Offering Management for z Systems and LinuxONE. Her team drives mainframe platform growth opportunities, including Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security, Linu...Show the rest
Kathryn W. Guarini is IBM Vice President, Offering Management for z Systems and LinuxONE. Her team drives mainframe platform growth opportunities, including Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security, Linux, and Industry Solutions. In 2015 her team also launched LinuxONE, a trusted, efficient, and powerful platform for enterprise-grade Linux. Kathryn has held various technical, management, and executive positions in research, development, and business. She has led large global teams to deliver complex solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of IT customers. From requirements gathering through innovative design implementation to customer support, Kathryn has played important product development leadership roles including enterprise microprocessor design and systems technology development. She is also experienced in technical strategy, leadership development, and communicating for impact. Kathryn’s innovative technical research in semiconductor device integration and nanotechnology has been recognized with various industry awards. She holds more than 63 U.S. patents and she is a prolific writer with over 60 technical publications. Kathryn received a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.S. degree from Yale University, both in applied physics. Kathryn is active in mentoring, inspiring, and recruiting scientists and engineers of all ages, especially women.Hide the rest
Nancy Lee is a VP in Google's People Operations organization where she manages teams responsible for Global Diversity & Inclusion, HR Integrity (Compliance) and Governance, and K-12/Pre-University ...Show the rest
Nancy Lee is a VP in Google's People Operations organization where she manages teams responsible for Global Diversity & Inclusion, HR Integrity (Compliance) and Governance, and K-12/Pre-University Programs.
Nancy joined Google in June 2006 as Employment Counsel in Google's Legal Department and transitioned into a People Operations leadership role in August 2010 to head the Product Management HR Business Partner and Staffing teams.
Prior to joining Google, Nancy managed commercial litigation and employment law for Providian Financial Corporation, which was acquired by Washington Mutual Inc. in October 2005. Before joining Providian, she was an associate in the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. With over 14 years of experience as a practicing attorney, both as in-house counsel and in private practice, and as a leader in the People Operations function at Google, Nancy brings deep expertise on people and strategy issues.
Nancy received her law degree from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and her undergraduate degree from UC Davis.Hide the rest
Group Operating Officer, Accenture Digital
Shelly Swanback is the group operating officer for Accenture Digital. Shelly led the formation and launch of Accenture Digital and is currently responsible for global operations, and executing and ...Show the rest
Shelly Swanback is the group operating officer for Accenture Digital. Shelly led the formation and launch of Accenture Digital and is currently responsible for global operations, and executing and accelerating growth strategies. Since launching in January 2014, Accenture Digital has grown at a strong double-digit rate and now has more than 35,00 people and over US$7B in revenues — more than 20 percent of Accenture’s total revenue. Shelly, a mother of two, has been with Accenture for nearly 25 years. During that time, she has worked with many Fortune 500 companies and C-level leaders across industries, developing and executing business transformation programs and solving complicated management and technology problems. Shelly is currently focused on helping clients harness digital technologies to fundamentally change their business and operating models, and redesign their customer experiences. Highly regarded throughout Accenture as an exceptional leader, Shelly was also recognised externally in 2014’s ‘Working Mothers’ Top 25 Women of the Year’ list. Shelly previously served as a board member of the Women’s Vision Foundation, on the Global Leadership Council for Colorado State University’s College of Business, and enjoys regularly acting as a mentor to others and as an advocate for women in STEM. Shelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and computer information systems from Colorado State University.Hide the rest