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 can bring to technology. We understand the needs of women, 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.
Senior Leadership Team
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.
Senior Leadership Staff
Chief of Staff
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.
Managing Director, Global Affairs
Kamala Srinivasan is the Managing Director, Global Affairs at AnitaB.org. She supports the organization’s global expansion strategy from the U.S. She has been associated with AnitaB.org for the past 10+ years. Kamala is a senior executive and coach with more than 20 years of experience in both nonprofit organizations and technology industries. Her broad areas of expertise include global technology product delivery, go-to-market strategy, digital transformation, and SAAS in Fintech, retail (fashion, apparel, beauty, and home), legal, and media. She has been instrumental in building large scale technology centers (Centers of Excellence & Global In-House Centers) in emerging market countries for multinational organizations. She is passionate about community advocacy and civic leadership, and is a champion for issues impacting women in technology. She is a speaker at “Women in Technology” forums, and an influencer for STEM communities across India. She has been awarded the prestigious “Digital Women Leadership Award” in 2018 for her contribution in women in STEM in India. She likes to read books, practice yoga, explore new places, and spend time with her family and pets.
Chief Operating Officer
Lucia Hicks-Williams brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership and expertise in the technology industry across operations, marketing, distribution, product development, data services, consumer experiences, and organizational transformation. She is a tenacious and creative problem solver with the keen ability to leverage both data analytics and collaboration across functional areas to drive innovation and excellence. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at AnitaB.org, overseeing Operations, Data, Evidence & Influence, People & Culture, IT, Community and Membership Programs. Her distinguished career includes founding Get UP! Business Development Services, Inc, a San Francisco Bay Area consultancy, executive positions at San Francisco Consulting Group (SFCG), General Magic, Inc., Splunk, Sybase, Inc., Sun Microsystems and 3Com Corporation where she built her reputation as an inspirational, yet humble leader. Her passion and commitment to social growth drew her to work for many nonprofits including the Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Youth Speaks, and Intersection for the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Head of Programs
Quincy Brown, Ph.D., is the Head of Programs at AnitaB.org. There she leads efforts to catalyze and sustain systemic change through investments in people and communities and by advocating or organizational change in the computing ecosystem. She was previously a Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There her portfolio included STEM Education, and the My Brother’s Keeper STEM+Entrepreneurship initiatives. She is a co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org, which supports a community and provides professional development opportunities to black women in computing and technology. She spent two years as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the CISE Directorate. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Drexel University.
Dr. Brown was also a Professor of CS at Bowie State University. Her research interests included Mobile HCI, CS Education, and Broadening Participation in Computing. In 2011 she founded Girls Who Will, a summer program for middle and high school girls. Through her research, she sought to identify methods of facilitating human interaction with advanced technologies to support learning. Her projects included exploring the ways in which young children use touch and gesture interactions with mobile devices, first responders’ use of mobile devices during emergency evacuations, and modeling inquiry behaviors on mobile devices.
Vice President, Business Development & Partnership Success and Marketing & Communications
With a unique synthesis of skills and attributes to drive sales, marketing and distribution solutions across the globe, Robert has been in the Global Content and Media industry for more than 20 years. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, International Marketing, at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, where he managed a 60-person team of marketers in Los Angeles and across the globe. Under Robert’s leadership, UPHE International enjoyed two of it’s most profitable years ever. Robert holds a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, and an MBA in Marketing from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Michael, and their beloved pooch, Finley.
Vice President, Global Events and Customer Experience
Ylonda is a customer-focused global events expert with more than 20 years of success delivering strategic event management, customer marketing, end-user relations, partner marketing, and vendor management. She has experience working with Fortune 200 companies, including Apple, Intel, Symantec, VMware, and Marketo, and with managing marquee customer events, including ServiceNow Knowledge, Symantec Vision, and VMware VMworld. She is an exceptional leader who can manage strategic planning and flawless execution of world-class events, and who can blend strategic communication, company identity, and experiential marketing to create unique relationships for employees, customers, and partners. In 2015, Ylonda, along with two other industry professionals, created a marketing consultant agency called Alloy which provides public relations, marketing strategy, and event management to high tech companies. She is a native San Franciscan, born, raised and educated in the Bay Area.
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