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DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series: Toni Townes-Whitley
Join us for a conversation with Toni Townes-Whitley. She is Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft, leading company strategy for driving digital transformation across public-sector and commercial-industry customers. Prior to joining Microsoft, Townes-Whitley was president of CGI Federal, where she was responsible for a portfolio of more than $1 billion, leading 6,600 employees in more than 70 countries to deliver greater value to U.S. government civilian, defense and intelligence sectors. Prior to her role at CGI, Townes-Whitley held several management roles at Unisys Corporation leading global public-sector systems integration and the Federal Civilian group, where she achieved 500 percent revenue growth and doubled profitability.
Townes-Whitley is a writer and presenter on topics of IT innovation and application. She sits on the board of directors for United Way, the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia, and Leadership Foundry—an organization that prepares women to serve on corporate boards. She also continues to support the U.S. Peace Corps and is a former volunteer who served three years as a village teacher in Central Africa. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University.
The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series is generously supported by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.