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iTalent Digital convenes women leaders to shatter the gender gap in tech

Girls Leadership Academy Meetup inspires girls to aim for C-suite positions in the tech industry

June 25, 2018, San Jose, Calif. – iTalent Digital, the privately held Silicon Valley-based digital consulting and software engineering company, today announced the speaker lineup at the third-annual GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup) to be held July 21-22 at the Microsoft Moffett Towers Conference Center in Sunnyvale, California.

At GLAM, women leaders from the tech industry are joining forces to inspire girls ages 8-12 to consider tech as a career choice and to aim for senior leadership positions.

The two-day immersive program, founded by iTalent Digital and now structured as an independent not-for-profit organization, is offered free of charge. It teaches girls basic computer and coding skills, as well as leadership abilities through a business plan workshop and coaching on public speaking and the art of persuasion. The program culminates in a Shark Tank-like activity where teams pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.

"I know from experience how life-changing an event like this can be," said GLAM founder Renée La Londe, CEO and founder of iTalent Digital. "We have received incredible feedback from the girls and their parents over the years and are excited to be able to impact even more future leaders this year."

Keynote Speakers:

Stephanie Carullo, COO, Box
Lori Garver, General Manager, Air Line Pilots Association and former Deputy Administrator, NASA
Carolyn Herzog, EVP and General Counsel, ARM
Telle Whitney, Expert on Diversity & Women in Technology, Board Member & Consultant

Speakers and Session Leaders:

Beena Ammanath, Global VP, Artificial Intelligence, Data and Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jess Erickson, Research Program Manager, Facebook
Chelsey Baker, CEO National Mentoring Day, 5 X Award-Winning Mentor and the UK's No. 1 Pitching Expert
Darcy Bell, VP, Office of the CIO and PMO, Sephora
Monique Edmondson, Director, IT, Integrated Digital Experience, Cisco
Aparna Singhal, Director, Process Design & Technology, Google
Denise Lombard, Director of Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement Services, Cisco
Eileen Tse, Senior Program Manager, Global Sales Operations, Equinix
Rania Hoteit, CEO & Co-Founder, ID4A Technologies
Julie Valentine, Sr. Director, Human Resources, iTalent Digital
Patti Justice, Creative Manager, iTalent Digital

Business Plan Pitch Contest Judges:

Sheila Jordan, CIO, Symantec
Ishita Majumdar, Senior Director, Platform & Infrastructure Products, eBay
Rania Hoteit, CEO & Co-Founder, ID4A Technologies
Lesley Kim Grossblatt, Advisor and former COO & VP Product, The Boardlist
Christina Pluta, Senior Manager, Portfolio Development, M12

Special Guests:

Shani Zuberi, college student, author, computer graphics designer and aspiring film creator
María de Jesús Cuentas, high school student and community changemaker


Microsoft iTalent Digital
Box Sephora
Arm Technologies MojoRank (now MojoHire)
Air Line Pilots Association Solière
Pratima Rao Gluckman Group The Boardlist
The Brooke Owens Fellowship Inspiring Fifty
Reach Mama Network Project Prep
VMware Medallia
ID4A Technologies McAfee
Pinterest Intuit

About iTalent Digital:

iTalent Digital is an innovative global woman- and minority-owned digital consulting and software engineering company headquartered in San Jose, California. It helps companies achieve exceptional business outcomes through a suite of digital transformation services such as enterprise collaboration, automated mobile solutions, business insights and analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud integration, and change management.

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