Senior Leadership Team
We connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. The AnitaB.org staff and board are made up of people who are passionate about what women and non-binary individuals can bring to technology. We understand their needs and have worked inside organizations that view technology innovation as an imperative. Our community extends around the world, driven by the belief that we can accomplish more together than any of us can alone.
Chief Executive Officer
Brenda Darden Wilkerson
President and CEO
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of AnitaB.org, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for the Obama administration’s national CS For All initiatives.
Brenda was named to the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 list for Impact. The third annual list is a collection of founders, innovators, and creators and is divided into four broad categories – Innovation, Impact, Investment, and Lifestyle. The women on the 50 Over 50 Impact list are leading the charge for a better world. See her profile here.
Vice President, Programs
Amanda Hill-Attkisson currently serves as Vice President, Programs at AnitaB.org. As an innovative leader with more than 15 years’ experience and expertise of developing strategic initiatives from ground to execution, she oversees the operation and implementation of Programs which includes Global Events, Membership, Workforce Advancement, and Policy & Advocacy program areas to advance the mission of AnitaB.org.
With her background in nonprofit management of social justice entities in the South, including women’s empowerment, LGBTQ equality and civic engagement, Amanda is a passionate advocate, skilled organizer, and effective communicator for women and nonbinary/LGBTQ+ leadership initiatives. In a previous life, Amanda worked as an electrical design engineer for NASA in Kennedy Space Center, Florida. more recently served as the Global Program Innovation Director for Women Who Code. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University. She lives in Atlanta with her wife of 25 years and their daughter, the cat whisperer.
I recognize AnitaB.org as a powerful agent for change providing incredible opportunities and programming to advance and elevate women and nonbinary technologists worldwide to their highest potential. I am committed and thrilled to lead in this work.
Georgia Tech: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering; BS EE Co-operative Certificate
Georgia State University: Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Bo Young Lee
Bo Young Lee
President, AnitaB.org Advisory & Interim Chief Impact Officer
“Bo takes the hard stuff that we all try to avoid and makes it accessible and easy to understand. She connects history, sociology, science, and data to create a true picture of the work that needs to be done. Bo makes you want to engage and feel hopeful about the future despite, or maybe in light of the current state of affairs.” – Uber Executive
Bo Young Lee is a globally recognized human capital, DEI, and ESG executive, and widely sought-after public speaker, currently serving as President of AnitaB.org Advisory and Interim Chief Impact Officer. Most recently, Bo served as Uber Technologies’ first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer where she was tasked to lead the total transformation of the company’s culture, values, and environment of equity. Bo joined Uber in 2018 amidst an unprecedented internal and public DEI crisis and led the company to become a leader in the field. Uber has been named a best place to work for people with disabilities by the Disability Equality Index, a best place for LGBTQemployees by the Human Rights Campaign, is included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, and is a Gold Place winner of UN Women’s WEPs Award. The number of underrepresented POC in leadership nearly tripled and the number of women in leadership doubled during Bo’s tenure at Uber.
Bo has helped hundreds of companies around the world during her 23 years of DEI work. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses of Marsh McLennan. She also launched and led Aon Hewitt’s Global Emerging Workforce Solutions practice, the first DEI consultancy launched by a major consulting firm. Bo has also held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Working Mother Media, and National Grid. She served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leadingnonprofit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, she has helped clients achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Past clients include award winners Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson.
She is a trained practitioner of cross-cultural navigation and communications. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Business Insider and has spoken on-air on MSNBC, Bloomberg News, and CNN. Lee has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In addition to her role at Uber, she provides pro-bono guidance as a D&I advisor to the League of American Orchestras, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. She has served on the Boards of Catalyst, AESC, and Korea University. Bo lives in New York City with her partner John, her two daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and her two dogs, Betty and Mabel.
Carmen S. Edwards
Carmen S. Edwards
Vice President, People and Culture
VP, Business Development Customer Success (BDCS)
Jenny Anderson-Frasier currently serves as Vice President, Business Development Customer Success (BDCS) at AnitaB.org. A self-proclaimed B2B sales success story, Jenny grew up in generational poverty and faced the difficult decision to delay a college education due to familial obligations. But it was during this journey that she honed her talent for sales which led to successful sales and leadership roles in companies across retail, service, and tech sectors, including Fortune 50, Inc. 5000, and hyper-scale unicorns like ADP, DataRobot and IBM.
Her personal and professional passions include DEI and advocating for women in the field of tech, in line with her mantra of “Do the most good; make the most impact.” On top of her successful sales career, Jenny decided to return to her academic path to earn a college degree, enrolling at Boise State. In 2021, while at Boise State, her response to an assignment led to founding Maggie, an organization that trains women for tech sales while offering mentorship, interview preparation, and placement assistance that is free to all students, unlike most other bootcamps. Maggie is the only woman-focused and woman-founded SaaS sales bootcamp available.
When not advocating for women in tech, you can find Jenny adventuring all over the US while traveling full-time with her husband and three children in their fifth wheel. When not traveling, she calls Middle Tennessee home while maintaining deep roots in Boise, Idaho.
Chief Technology Officer
Jerome is a highly regarded expert building Product Development, Delivery, & IT teams. Jerome has more than 27 years of leadership experience in all facets of Product Development, Technology Operations, & Delivery. As a top performing executive, manager, and consultant, he’s been an instrumental part for rapid growth companies: Asera, Kana, Biz360, Agile Software, ServiceSource, Axiom, SonicWords, Symphony Talent, Wolters Kluwer, Biome Analytics, Splunk, Uptake, and IRIS.
Jerome is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he joyfully raises his twin daughters and enjoys the larger community. He is a graduate of Fisk University and has zero presence on social media, personally or professionally, to ensure complete and total confidentiality.
Chief of Staff
Jullanar comes to us with a decade of senior leadership, organizational development, and strategic strength. She holds a doctorate in Education and Administration. Starting her career as a technologist, she then moved into education, and then education leadership. She brings a wealth of organization and relationship management experience to this role.
Kate currently serves as Vice President, Marketing for AnitaB.org, leading the marketing strategy, focusing on advancing the brand, and growing the community it serves. Throughout Kate’s career she has worked with some of the world’s largest advertisers and agencies to hone their digital marketing and measurement strategies and has led high performing teams of marketers, sellers and product specialists. She spent almost ten years at Google in a variety of insights, partnership, and strategy roles. Early in her career she worked in creative advertising agencies managing client relationships in traditional print and broadcast media.
Her interest in women’s issues began during college as a certified emergency rape crisis advocate in the south and west sides of Chicago and organizer for the campus National Organization for Women chapter. It grew while in business school completing a women’s economic empowerment project in Uganda. She has also spent time volunteering in female youth mentorship and animal rescue.
She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Kate resides in Phoenix with her husband, two young children, and their rescue dog Benn
Chief Product Officer
Pamela is a computer scientist and researcher, whose experience spans across government, retail/e-commerce, finance/fintech and Big Tech. She holds a Doctoral of Science in Information and Interaction Design from the University of Baltimore and an MBA, with dual undergraduate degrees in International Business and Marketing from Penn State University. She is a board member of Hosts for Humanity and was previously on Board of Trustees for AnitaB.org. Her mission is simple, to leave the world a better place than when she entered it.
VP, Finance & Legal
Pamela Lee currently serves as Vice President, Finance & Legal at AnitaB.org. As a CPA with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, Pamela has become an expert in identifying opportunities to improve revenue and profit and implement changes to achieve impactful results. Over the course of her career, she has been responsible for department reorganization and improvements, multiple software implementations, development of short- and long-term business planning, budgeting, cash flow modeling, and financial reporting.
Prior to joining AnitaB.org, Pamela served as the Chief Financial Officer at Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. In that role, Pamela worked closely with leadership to ensure the growth and financial stability needed to serve more families and increase access to affordable homeownership in her community.
Outside of the office, Pamela enjoys participating in triathlons and ultra running. She currently resides in Tampa, FL with her husband, three cats, and a dog.
Managing Director, AnitaB.org India
Shreya Krishnan currently serves as Managing Director, AnitaB.org India. She may also be recognized as Co-Host at past Grace Hopper Celebration events. At a professional level, Shreya was previously EVP Marketing and Communications, at Aon India. She is a CSR specialist and a Corporate Grooming Consultant. Shreya serves on the advisory boards of eight organizations and seven NGO’s. She is an NLP Practitioner and Gestalt Master Therapist. That’s just one facet of who she is. This former Corporate. Diva and Mrs India Universe 2017 also works in the spaces of activism, dance, theatre, poetry, blogging, sustainability evangelism, modelling, and acting. She considers herself an Earth Warrior and is an event anchor and trainer.
Shreya is a champion of inclusion and diversity, and she recently co- authored the book Words Matter, the language that girls need to speak. The book is a compilation of forty words that help the reader to choose their vocabulary in a way that allows them to redefine how human beings are treated.
Chief Revenue Officer
With over 19 years of experience in the technology industry, most recently with Apple, Ty has pushed boundaries and leveraged emerging trends to drive innovation. Throughout his career, he has successfully led business development teams, establishing strategic partnerships, and driving revenue growth. Ty is passionate about education and women’s advocacy and has actively championed initiatives to promote equal opportunities and empower underrepresented groups in the tech field.
Ty holds an MBA and is currently pursuing a Masters in Analytics to further deepen his expertise in data-driven decision making and harness the power of analytics for organizational success.
Ty currently resides in Chicago with his family.
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