Individual Profiles & Spotlights

Elly Ahn McCloud

Ahmed serves as Chief Financial Officer at AnitaB.org and has been a dedicated finance executive with 25 years of knowledge and experience. Read More

Ahmed Khan

Ahmed serves as Chief Financial Officer at AnitaB.org and has been a dedicated finance executive with 25 years of knowledge and experience. Read More

Cullen White

Cullen is the Chief of Staff at AnitaB.org. He provides strategic counsel to CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson and members of the executive team. He’s been a member of the organization since February 2019 when he originally joined as Director of Strategic Alliances. As Director, Cullen engaged allied organizations in efforts to advance the mission of AnitaB.org.Prior to joining AnitaB.org, Cullen served as the Managing Director of Computer Science for Teach For America. In that role, Cullen helped teachers, school leaders, and community stakeholders from across TFA's 51 regions build capacity for designing and implementing culturally responsive PK-12 CS education programs. Before making the leap to non-profit life, Cullen served as the Supervisor of Information Technology Programs for Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland and spent several years in the classroom teaching Spanish, Social Studies, and Computer Science courses.

In his spare time, you'll find Cullen enjoying the outdoors with his family -- hiking, cycling, and running — or cooking up a storm for his family (and his friends in the before times). It’s his life’s joy to dramatically read books for his toddler daughter. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Nebraska Cornhuskers football and love-hates fixing up his old house. Read More

Jacky So

How a “Gap Quarter” Positioned Jacky to Make a Difference in the Fight Against COVID-19

The last time we spoke to Jacky So, she was taking a break from work (a “gap quarter”) to re-evaluate her career and position herself to be happier in her next opportunity. Our original interview was before the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States, but at time of publication in May of last year, her gap-quarter was a position many found themselves in. Read More

Huma Hamid

Connect, Learn, and Grow Together: How Huma Hamid is Building the Supportive Global STEM Community She Wanted for Herself

When asked about her early interest in STEM, Huma Hamid’s mind flashes back to being a young girl, intrigued by a 386DX computer owned by her cousin who encouraged her to use the machine to explore and play games. That simple exposure to typing games sparked a life-long curiosity. Read More

Lisa Gelobter

Impact Through Inclusion: How Lisa Gelobter Is Transforming Tech By Celebrating Diversity

Lisa Gelobter knows what it’s like to be different. As a black woman with a degree in computer science, she acknowledges that she is sadly “something of a unicorn.” During her multi-decade career in technology, Lisa has embraced the idea of being different by pioneering many “firsts” for her industry: In the 1990s, she was an engineer and program manager for Macromedia Shockwave, the internet’s first interactive media platform. Read More

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.