GHC News: Anita Borg Institute Presents Impostor Syndrome Plenary Panel at 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
PALO ALTO, Calif. — August 25, 2010 — The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) today announced the panel of distinguished women that will be speaking on “the Imposter Syndrome” during a Plenary Panel at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place September 28-October 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“The Imposter Syndrome panel discusses why women in particular have a difficult time internalizing their accomplishments. In order for women to advance in their organizations, it’s important this phenomenon be addressed. Technical women are responsible for amazing work and innovation and often they do not think it is worthy of acknowledgement. Because this issue is prevalent at all stages of a career, we have decided to make it a plenary session.” said Deanna Kosaraju, Vice President of Programs.
Dr. Fran Berman is Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. From 2001 to 2009, she served as Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) where she led a staff of 250+ interdisciplinary scientists, engineers, and technologists. Dr. Berman has been recognized by the Library of Congress as a “Digital Preservation Pioneer” and by BusinessWeek as one of the top women in technology. She was awarded the inaugural ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award in 2009 for “influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure.”
Diane Gonzalez is the Vice President of Product Development for the Shared Services & Tools team within Intuit’s CTO organization. Ms. Gonzalez has held senior management positions at Prism Solutions, ViewStar Corporation, and Ingres Corporation. Ms. Gonzalez started her professional career at Hewlett-Packard after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Applied Mathematics.
Yolanda A. Rankin is a Research Scientist at IBM Research. Yolanda accumulated extensive experience in telecommunications at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. She managed the product development of optical networking subsystems at Luxcore Networks. Yolanda completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Northwestern University..
Debra J. Richardson, Professor of Informatics and founding dean of UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, joined ICS’ faculty in 1987. Under her leadership as chair, ICS was promoted from department to the only computing-focused school in the University of California in December 2002, after which she served as dean through June 2010.
Katie A. Siek is an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her primary research interests are in sociotechnical interventions affect personal health and wellness. Her research is supported by NIH, RWJF, and NSF including a five-year NSF CAREER award. Most recently, she received a Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance Distinguished Visiting Fellowship.
The world’s largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, GHC is a five-day technical conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Conference registration is now open.
About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft, HP, CA, Cisco, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, NSA, NetApp, SAP, Oracle/Sun, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Motorola Foundation, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, and Raytheon. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.
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