WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford featuring Brenda Wilkerson, AnitaB.org President and CEO

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

4:30 pm

Faculty Club Main Dining Room Map

Sponsored by:
WISE Ventures, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Spring 2018 WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) program features Brenda Wilkerson, President and CEO, AnitaB.org

From her very first programming class, Brenda Darden Wilkerson recognized the deep value of being a technology creator, not just a consumer. But in so many industries, women and underrepresented minorities have had a difficult time getting an equitable seat at the table of technical innovation. Wilkerson will talk about her evolution from programmer to movement builder, and how ensuring everyone, regardless of background or privilege, has an equal opportunity to be part of the innovative work that drives every aspect of our lives. Every company is a tech company, and Wilkerson will describe the revolution underway under her leadership as AnitaB.org changes the direction of tech.

About AnitaB.org: AnitaB.org is a nonprofit organization envisioning a future in which the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. The organization works to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Its social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. 

About the Speaker: 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 working to shape public opinion about issues of critical importance to women technologists in academia, industry, 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 the Obama administration’s national CS4All initiatives.

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides an engaging Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and alumnae in science, engineering, and mathematics fields, and their allies and advocates, through quarterly meetings and communications. WINS aims to provide all with an opportunity to learn from stand-out women in these fields about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Faculty Club Main Dining Room Map

Open to all interested Stanford affiliates; registration is required -- please register here by May 5.


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