Thomson Reuters Sponsoring and Participating in 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
NEW YORK – The world’s largest gathering of women technologists gets under way in Houston, October 14-16, and innovation will be center stage for Thomson Reuters during the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the groundbreaking conference that helps to increase the role of women technologists in industry, government and academia.
More than 12,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration, which is organized by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook and founder of LeanIn.org, and Megan Smith, United States chief technology officer, are among the scheduled speakers.
Thomson Reuters is once again a Platinum sponsor of the event, and a broad contingent of people representing the company will be presenting and attending – ranging from senior technology executives and recruiters to groups of employees and interns seeking technology expertise, networking opportunities and career development insights during the three-day event.
Thomson Reuters executives and technologists will present at several sessions, discussing Thomson Reuters strategies for technology innovation and career development. These include:
- Molly Gantz, senior director, Talent & Development, Technology, on “Retain and Advance Your Top Talented Women Technologists”
- Julie Jensen, director of Portfolio and Operations Management, and Angela Jane Milan, director of Contract Management, on “Driving Success Through Innovation and Change”
- Kate Boeckman, product manager, Wearable and Emerging Product Technologies, on “Emerging Technologies; An Inside Glimpse at the Future”
- Sejal Amin, vice president and head of Technology Knowledge Solutions on “So You Want to Start a Local Anita Borg Institute Community? Building Blocks for Creating an Thriving ABI Local Community”
“As a leader in promoting diversity, we believe the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is an outstanding forum for women in technology,” said Lisa Schlosser, CTO and vice president, FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. “As a company, we have an opportunity to discuss Thomson Reuters and our diversity initiatives and culture of technological innovation with thousands of women technologists who are at all stages of their careers. At the same time, many of our own employees will be immersing themselves in the tremendous resources of people and workshops at the celebration to further their own career development.”