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.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of distinguished technology professionals from industry and academia, dedicated to our mission to connect, inspire and guide women in the field of computing.


Angela Tucci, Chairwoman

Board of Trustee Chairwoman and Chief Operating Officer at Uplight
Angela Tucci, Chairwoman
Chief Operating Officer

Board of Trustee Chairwoman and Chief Operating Officer at Uplight

Lucille Mayer, Vice Chair

Board of Trustee Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer at Apex Clearing Corporation
Lucille Mayer, Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer

Board of Trustee Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer at Apex Clearing Corporation

Vijay Anand, Secretary

Board of Trustee Secretary and Executive Vice President, Engineering at Castlight Health.
Vijay Anand, Secretary
Executive Vice President, Engineering

Board of Trustee Secretary and Executive Vice President, Engineering at Castlight Health.

  • Trustees
    • Angela Tucci, Chairwoman
      Chief Operating Officer Uplight
    • Ashley Johnson
      Chief Financial Officer Planet
    • Barbara Holzapfel
      Vice President, Education Microsoft
    • Beena Ammanath
      Executive Director & AI/Tech Ethics Lead Deloitte Global
    • Brenda Darden Wilkerson
      President and CEO AnitaB.org
    • Colin Bodell
      Vice President, Engineering Shopify Plus
    • Dale Reed
      Clinical Professor in the Computer Science Department University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Diana Bersohn
      Managing Director Accenture
    • Dr. Rebecca Parsons
      CTO ThoughtWorks
    • Inhi Cho Suh
      General Manager, Global Strategic Partnerships IBM
    • Jamillah Boyd, Graduate Student Representative
      Assistant Teaching Professor College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
    • Joy Chik
      Corporate Vice President Microsoft
    • Kamau Bobb
      Director, STEM Education Strategy Google
    • Karelys López Rivera, Undergraduate Student Representative
      Computer Science and Engineering Student University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
    • Kristin Major
      Senior Vice President, Human Resources Aruba
    • Lucille Mayer, Vice Chair
      Chief Operating Officer Apex Clearing Corporation
    • Pamela Gibbs
    • Tony Wilkins
      Partner Standing Oaks Venture Partners
    • Valerie Taylor
      Director, Mathematics and Computer Science Division Argonne National Laboratory
    • Vijay Anand, Secretary
      Executive Vice President, Engineering Castlight Health
  • Trustee Committee Chairs
    • Angela Tucci
      Executive Committee
    • Barbara Holzapfel
      Nominations & Governance Committee
    • Colin Bodell
      Technology Committee
    • Diana Bersohn
      Strategy & Programs Committee
    • Kristin Major
      Compensation Committee
    • Lucille Mayer
      Investment Committee
    • Rebecca Parsons
      International Committee
    • Tony Wilkins
      Audit Committee
  • Board Emeritus
    • Aditya Agrawal
    • Aicha Evans
    • Alan Eustace
    • Ana Pinczuk
    • Anne Hardy
    • Ashley Conard
    • Bill Unger
      Term: 2003–2012
    • Brian Pawlowski
    • Brianna Fugate
    • C. Grant Spaeth
    • Carol Realini
    • Cheryl Shavers
    • Debi Coleman
    • Dorothy Li Nicholls
      Vice President, AWS BI & Analytics Amazon
    • Dr. Francine Berman
    • Eugenia Gabrielova
    • Freada Kapoor Klein
      Founder Level Playing Field Institute
    • Greg Papadopoulos
      Term: 1996-2006
    • Greg Papadopoulos
    • Hilary Mason
      Co-Founder Hidden Door
    • Ike Nassi
    • James Beck
    • Jayshree Ullal
    • Jen Fitzpatrick
      Senior Vice President, Core Systems & Experiences Google
    • Jessica Merritt
      Term: 2018 - 2020 Senior Software Engineer - HubSpot
    • Josephine Cheng
    • Kathy Hill
    • Kelli Crane
    • Krista Claude
    • Leah Jamieson
    • Linda Bernardi
      Term: 1996 – 2006
    • Lisa Schlosser
    • Margaret Ashida
    • Maria Klawe
      Term: 1996-2011
    • Marie Wieck
    • Mark Bregman
    • Mary Lou Kelly
    • Mike Schroepfer
    • Nancy Cooper
    • Natalia Rodriguez
    • Nicole Anasenes
      Term: 2015 - 2020 Senior Vice President at Ansys
    • Nora Denzel
    • Pankaj Patel
    • Penny Herscher
      Term: 2003 - 2013
    • Peter Griffiths
    • Prith Banerjee
    • Rick Rashid
    • Robin Abrams
    • Sarah Loos
    • Shanna Shaye-Forbes
    • Shirley Edwards
    • Tara Radford
      Chief Financial Officer Suffolk Construction
    • Telle Whitney
    • Terry Krivan
    • Tracy Keogh
    • Wayne Johnson
    • William Wulf
  • AnitaB.org India Advisory Board
    • Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
      Founder & CEO Myelin Foundry
    • Pankajam Sridevi
      Managing Director Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    • Prof S Sadagopan
      Director IIIT-B
    • Sandhya Vasudevan
      Managing Director at DBOI Global Services Pvt Ltd Deutsche Bank Group
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.