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WITI Hall of Fame

The 2017 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Celebration

The Women in Technology Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. Key leaders in science and technology will be honored at the 22nd Annual Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards on Monday, June 12, 2017 in conjunction with WITI's Annual Women in Technology Summitin the Silicon Valley.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Women in Technology Hall of Fame Inductees!

Roberta Banaszak Gleiter Roberta Banaszak Gleiter
Software Architecture and Engineering Department, The Aerospace Corporation
Kimberly Bryant Kimberly Bryant
Founder & Executive Director, Black Girls CODE
Harriet Green, OBE Harriet Green, OBE
General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, IBM
Jennifer Yates, Ph.D. Jennifer Yates, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Inventive Science, AT&T Labs
Ellie Yieh Ellie Yieh
Corporate Vice President, Advanced Products & Technology Development, Applied Materials

Previous Inductees


Cheemin Bo-Linn Cheemin Bo-Linn
President & CEO, Peritus Partners
Nichelle Nichols Nichelle Nichols
American Actress,
Pam Parisian Pam Parisian
Chief Information Officer, AT&T
Sheryl Root Sheryl Root
President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon - SV and Stanford University
Marie Wieck Marie Wieck
General Manager, Middleware, IBM


Orna Berry Orna Berry
Corporate VP, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence US & EMEA , EMC Corporation
Jennifer Pahlka Jennifer Pahlka
Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Kim Polese Kim Polese
Chairman, ClearStreet
Kris Rinne Kris Rinne
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.
Lauren States Lauren States
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University


Marian R. Croak, Ph.D. Marian R. Croak, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Applications & Services Infrastructure, AT&T Labs
Peggy Johnson Peggy Johnson
President, Global Market Development and Executive Vice President, Microsoft
Lisa McVey Lisa McVey
CIO, Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Medical Imaging, Automation, McKesson Corporation
Heidi Roizen Heidi Roizen
Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Laura Sanders Laura Sanders
General Mgr., Delivery Engineering/Technology; CTO, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation


Genevieve Bell, Ph.D. Genevieve Bell, Ph.D.
Intel Fellow; Director, User Interaction and Experience, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
Haas Distinguished Visitor, Stanford University
Joanne Martin, Ph.D. Joanne Martin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Technology, IBM Corporation
Gwynne Shotwell Gwynne Shotwell
President, SpaceX


Alicia Abella, Ph.D. Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs
Evelyn Berezin Evelyn Berezin
Management Consultant, Brookhaven Science Associates
Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D. Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D. Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation
Lynda Weinman Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com


Sandy Carter Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz
Dr. Ruth David Dr. Ruth David
President and CEO, Analytic Services Inc, Anser
Adele Goldberg Adele Goldberg
Founding Chairman, ParcPlace Systems, Inc
Susie Wee Susie Wee
VP and CTO of Networked Experiences, Cisco
Dr. Ruth Westheimer Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, Yale and Princeton Universities


Patricia Cowings Patricia Cowings
Research Psychologist, Human Systems Integrations Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Maxine Fassberg Maxine Fassberg
Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Fab 28 Plant Manager, General Manager, Intel Israel
Sharon Nunes Sharon Nunes
Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation
Carolyn Turbyfill Carolyn Turbyfill
VP Engineering, Stacksafe


Deborah Estrin Deborah Estrin
Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, Professor UCLA
Susan P. Fisher-Hoch Susan P. Fisher-Hoch
M.D., Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health
Mary Lou Jepsen Mary Lou Jepsen
CEO, Pixel Qi
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
Jian (Jane) Xu Jian (Jane) Xu
Distinguished Engineer, CTO, China Systmes and Technology Labs, IBM


Dr. Wanda M. Austin Dr. Wanda M. Austin
Senior Vice President, National Systems Group and President/CEO-Elect
Helen Greiner Helen Greiner
Co-founder and Chairman, iRobot Corp.
Lucinda Sanders Lucinda Sanders
CEO & Co-Founder, National Center for Women and Information Tech.
Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Motorola, Inc.


Maria Azua Maria Azua
Vice President of Technology & Innovation CIO Office, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Francoise Barre-Sinoussi Francoise Barre-Sinoussi
Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit,, Institut Pasteur
Kim Jones Kim Jones
Vice President of Global Education and Research, Sun Microsystems , Inc.
Nor Rae Spohn Nor Rae Spohn
Vice President, Business Imaging and Printing, Hewlett Packard
Been-Jon Woo Been-Jon Woo
Director, Technology Integration, Intel


Barbara Bauer Barbara Bauer
President, GlobalSight Partners
Sonja Bernhardt Sonja Bernhardt
CEO, ThoughtWare Australia
Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D., FAHA Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D., FAHA
Director, Cardiovascular Biology Research (Retired), Abbott Vascular
Melendy Lovett Melendy Lovett
President, Texas Instruments Education Technology
Amparo Martinez Amparo Martinez
General Manager, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, and Turkey, IBM
Neerja Raman Neerja Raman
Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University & Advisor, Committee for Cyber-, Infrastructure, National Science Foundation, USA


Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Ph.D. Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Ph.D.
Principle Syngenta Fellow, Syngenta
Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque
President, Strategy Matters, Inc. and Director, Energy Strategists Consultancy, Ltd.
Dr. Pat Selinger Dr. Pat Selinger
IBM Fellow & VP Data Management Architecture & Technology, IBM
Judy Shaw Judy Shaw
Director, Advanced Module Development, External Development and Manufacturing, Texas Instruments
Dr. Susan Solomon Dr. Susan Solomon
Research Scientist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,


Chieko Asakawa Chieko Asakawa
Group Leader, IBM Tokyo, Accessibility Research, IBM
Wanda Gass Wanda Gass
Texas Instruments,
Kristina Johnson Kristina Johnson
Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Shirley C McCarty Shirley C McCarty
President, Shamrock Consulting


Judy Estrin Judy Estrin
Chief Executive Officer, JLABS, LLC
Dr. Caroline Kovac Dr. Caroline Kovac
Managing Director, Burrill & Company


Duy-Loan Le Duy-Loan Le
Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments
Janet Perna Janet Perna
General Manager, Data Management Solutions, IBM Software Group
Darlene Solomon Darlene Solomon
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Agilent Technolgies


Dr. Bonnie J Dunbar Dr. Bonnie J Dunbar
NASA Astronaut, Assistant Director of University Research/ Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
Dr. Irene Greif Dr. Irene Greif
IBM Felow, Director of Collaborative User Experience Group, IBM Research
Dr. Darleane C. Hoffman Dr. Darleane C. Hoffman
Professor of Graduate School, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Dr. Jennie S. Hwang
International Businesswomen, Worldwide Speaker, Prolific Author, Corp Director, University Trustee, Comminuty Leader
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Yvonne C. Brill Yvonne C. Brill
Aerospace Consultant,
Sherita T. Ceasar Sherita T. Ceasar
Vice President Product Engineering Planning and Strategy, Comcast Communications
Dr. Thelma Estrin Dr. Thelma Estrin
Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles
Claudine Simson Claudine Simson
Vice President, CTO, MOTOROLA, INC.
Yukako Uchinaga Yukako Uchinaga
Vice Chairman, Benesse Corporation and chairman of the Board, CEO/ VP Berlitz International, Inc. IBM


Dr, Anita Borg Dr, Anita Borg
Member of Research Staff, Xerox PARC, Founding Director, Institute for Women and Technology
Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus
Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Gertrude Elion Dr. Gertrude Elion
Scientist Emeritus, Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
Julie Spicer England Julie Spicer England
Vice President, Texas Instruments Incorporated General Manager, RFid Systems
Eleanor Francis Helin Eleanor Francis Helin
Member of Technical Staff, Planetary Scientist and Astronomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Fran Allen Fran Allen
IBM Fellow, IBM
Carol Bartz Carol Bartz
Executive Chairman of the Board, Autodesk
Shaunna F. Black Shaunna F. Black
Vice President, Texas Instruments
Pamela Meyer Lopker Pamela Meyer Lopker
President and Chairman of the Board, QAD
Marcia Neugebauer Marcia Neugebauer
Distinguised visiting scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ENIAC Programmers ENIAC Programmers
Kathleen McNulty, Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Synder Holber, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum
Donna Shirley Donna Shirley
Retired, Manager, Mars Exploration Program
Patty Stonesifer Patty Stonesifer
Chief Exective Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Patricia M. Wallington Patricia M. Wallington
President, CIO Associates, Sarasota, Florida
Rosalyn S. Yalow Rosalyn S. Yalow
Nobel Laureate,


Ruth Leach Amonette Ruth Leach Amonette
First Female Vice President, IBM
Dr. Eleanor Baum Dr. Eleanor Baum
Dean of Engineering, Cooper Union Engineering school
Dr. Jaleh Daie Dr. Jaleh Daie
Managing Partner, Aurora Equity
Dr. Barbara Grant Dr. Barbara Grant
Partner, American River Ventures Fmr IBM
Stephanie L. Kwolek Stephanie L. Kwolek
Developed the Kevlar Fiber, DuPont
Dr. Misha Mahowald Dr. Misha Mahowald
Neuromorphic Engineer, Institute of Neuroinformatics
Linda Sanford Linda Sanford
Senior VP, Enterprise on Demand Transformation & Information Technology, IBM
Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers
Chairman and CEO, Global Smarts, Inc.
Dr. Sheila Widnall Dr. Sheila Widnall
Secretary of the Air Force,
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu
Retired, Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University