Sylvia Acevedo is the CEO of the Girls Scouts of the USA. A talented technology executive who has held positions with some of the world’s most respected companies, Sylvia previously founded CommuniCard LLC, and served in executive roles at REBA Technologies, Dell, Apple, and IBM – and she began her career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sylvia was one of the first Hispanic students, male or female, to earn a graduate engineering degree from Stanford University and holds a bachelor of science degree with honors from New Mexico State University. Over the years Sylvia has spoken across the country about the importance of helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Sylvia joined the Girl Scouts Board of Directors in 2009 and became CEO in 2017, bringing both her business career and childhood experience as a Girl Scout to the role.
Camille Fournier is a Managing Director and Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She is the former Chief Technology Officer of Rent The Runway and a former Vice President of Technology at Goldman Sachs. Fournier earned an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a maintainer of the Apache ZooKeeper open source project, writes the Ask The CTO column for O'Reilly Media, and is a regular public speaker and advocate for greater diversity within technology and leadership. Her book, "The Manager's Path," was published by O'Reilly in early 2017.
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Sarah Meyohas is an artist working across media. For her latest project, Cloud of Petals, she staged a performance at the site of the former Bell Labs. Sixteen workers photographed 100,000 individual rose petals. The massive dataset they compiled was used to map out an artificial intelligence algorithm that learned to generate new, unique petals forever. The Cloud of Petals exhibition becomes a site for contemplation about a post-human reality and the future of labor in the face of automation. The exhibition traveled to Disjecta Contemporary in Portland, Oregon, and the film was featured at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.
Previously, her 2015 cryptocurrency Bitchcoin and Stock Performance at 303 Gallery have also explored networks of information, power, value, and communication. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Vice, Fortune, Nowness, The Atlantic, and she has appeared on CNBC, PBS, and CBC. She was on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Meyohas holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in finance from the Wharton School, and in 2015 received an M.F.A. from Yale University.
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Nirupama Mallavarupu is the founder & CEO of MobileArq, which is a fundraising and communication platform for school districts, PTA Councils, and schools (moderator).
Valerie Chen is a student at Yale College, head of Yale Women in Computer Science. She studies Computer Science and has interned at BAE Systems and the Naval Research Laboratory.
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Alicia Thomas is the founder and CEO of Dibs, a B2B digital platform that gives studios quick and easy access to real-time pricing for the boutique fitness classes their clients want. A former developer and director of data strategy at Citigroup, Thomas chose to start a company in the fitness industry because she knew she would have a competitive advantage. Thomas graduated from UCLA with a BSc. in Math and Economics with a specialization in Computer Science, and got her M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Liz Maida is the CEO and co-founder of Uplevel Security. Maida has also served as the company's CTO. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and dual Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her graduate school research examined the application of graph theory to network interconnection.
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Sarah Holloway has worked in the public and nonprofit sector for 25 years. She is currently a full-time member of the SIPA faculty where she teaches Nonprofit Financial Management and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching, she runs the school’s Management Specialization—a set of courses and activities that support knowledge and skill building in non-profit, for-profit and social enterprise management.
Her areas of interest are social enterprise start-ups, K–12 education, and education technology with a particular focus on urban and NYC efforts. She is founder or co-founder of six start-up organizations including MOUSE.org and CSNYC.
Sarah is a member the Boards of the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education (CSNYC), The Armory Foundation, Mission Restore, Five One Labs Columbia Entrepreneurship. She is a former board member of The Institute of Play, LIFT Investments, the Ft. Tryon Park Trust, Friends of Public School 187, and the New York City Workforce Investment Board.
Sarah received a Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from SIPA.
Anne Madoff is a Software Engineer at Mark43, a civic technology company reinventing public safety software applications from the ground up, delivering unparalleled data integration and efficiency gains to first responders. She graduated from Harvard University in 2015 with a degree in Computer Science, and was the founder of Harvard Women in Computer Science.