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.
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
Chief Operating Officer
Previously Chief of Staff at AnitaB.org, Cullen is transitioning into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Cullen been a member of the organization since February 2019 when he originally joined as Director of Strategic Alliances. 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.
Head of IT
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.
Managing Director, India
Puja Issar currently serves as Managing Director at AnitB.org India and is engaged and committed to driving efforts to advance the mission of AnitaB.org India.
An accomplished result driven senior executive with proven ability to evaluate, identify and execute meaningful business in Wealth Management, Financial Services, Investment Banking and Development sector across UK, South Africa, Middle East and India. Skilled, imaginative, and analytical, she has an excellent track record in strategic initiatives and developing and implementing value creating business plans. Her vast experience across continents makes her attuned to cultural diversity, making her management approaches across national and international businesses more meaningful. She has established credibility at senior levels of government and corporate bodies and is a transformative leader.
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.LEARN MORE
In 1987, Dr. Anita Borg started a digital community for women in computing. That community is now a leading organization for women in technology.LEARN MORE
Our Events & Programs
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Our Research & Impact
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