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Throughout history, great women have transformed every field from literature to mathematics. Our industry is no different. From the early days of computers, pioneers and hidden figures like Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan have stretched the limits of possible, often in spite of major social barriers. Today, thousands of brilliant women continue that legacy of innovation. If you have ever made a call, used the Internet or marveled at the science of space travel, you have a woman to thank.
This year at Think 2018, we’re honored to connect attendees with hundreds of talented technical experts and leaders. In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at some of the brilliant women you’ll get to meet at the event.
- Mae Jemison: Medical doctor, astronaut, civil rights pioneer, nonprofit leader, professor—Dr. Jemison is all of these things. Not only was she the first African American woman to go to space, she has also worked as a physician, a professor at Dartmouth and the principal of the 100 Year Starship Organization. This is a woman who defies categorization.
- Maya Leibman: As CIO of American Airlines, Maya Leibman leads IT for one of the world’s most admired companies. But Maya Leibman is equally impressive in other areas of life. She also serves on the board of the Dallas Theater Center, sponsors green programs and mentors disadvantaged young women. Don’t miss her expert insights on how your organization can tackle some of its toughest IT challenge
- Jessica Pointing: Jessica Pointing is a quantum computing researcher at both MIT and Harvard. She also runs her own very popular blog, Optimize Guide and founded Now Know, an organization that encourages students to pursue STEM. She has also done work for Google, Morgan Stanley and McKinsey.
- Ginni Rometty: As CEO of one of the world’s largest technology companies, Ginni Rometty is often listed as one of the most powerful women in the world. What you might not know about Ginni is she’s also fought for nature conservation as a council member of the Latin America Conservation Council and supported cancer research as a board member of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Don’t miss the Chairman’s Keynote at Think 2018.
This is of course only a small list of the many of talented women you’ll get to learn from, network with and take inspiration from at this event. I hope you decide to register to attend Think. In the meantime, happy Women’s History Month!