Former CEO and President
Company or Organization:
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
As the President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), Telle Whitney drove ABI’s mission to increase the representation of women technologists in the global workforce and has led ABI’s substantial growth in size and impact. Previously, Whitney held senior technical management positions with Malleable Technologies and Actel Corporation, and co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. She serves on the advisory boards of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology initiative, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Illuminate Ventures. She also serves on the Board of Directors for CMD-IT. Whitney has received ACM’s Distinguished Service award, the CRA’s A. Nico Habermann Award for her role in founding and sustaining NCWIT, and an honorary degree from Carnegie Mellon University, among other awards. Whitney received her Ph.D. from Caltech, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, both in Computer Science.