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Girls Leadership Academy Meetup

2018 Press Kit

GLAM group photo from 2017


GLAM was founded by iTalent Digital's CEO, Renée La Londe, and is now structured as an independent not-for-profit organization. It convenes women leaders to shatter the gender gap in tech. The two-day immersive program is offered free of charge, and teaches girls basic computer and coding skills, as well as leadership abilities through a business plan workshop and coaching on public speaking and the art of persuasion. The program culminates in a Shark Tank-like activity where teams pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.  


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Stephanie Carullo, COO, Box 

Lori Garver, General Manager, Air Line Pilots Association and former Deputy Administrator, NASA  

Carolyn Herzog, EVP and General Counsel, ARM 

Telle Whitney, Expert on Diversity & Women in Technology, Board Member & Consultant 


Beena Ammanath, Global VP, Artificial Intelligence, Data and Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Jess Erickson, Research Program Manager, Facebook Chelsey Baker, CEO National Mentoring Day, 5 X Award-Winning Mentor and the UK's No. 1 Pitching Expert Darcy Bell, VP, Office of the CIO and PMO, Sephora Monique Edmondson, Director, IT, Integrated Digital Experience, Cisco Denise Lombard, Director of Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement Services, Cisco Aparna Singhal, Director, Process Design & Technology, Google Eileen Tse, Senior Program Manager, Global Sales Operations, Equinix Rania Hoteit, CEO & Co-Founder, ID4A Technologies Julie Valentine, Sr. Director, Human Resources, iTalent Digital Patti Justice, Creative Manager, iTalent Digital  


Sheila Jordan, CIO, Symantec Ishita Majumdar, Senior Director, Platform & Infrastructure Products, eBay Rania Hoteit, CEO & Founder, ID4A Technologies Lesley Kim Grossblatt, Advisor and former COO & VP Product, The Boardlist Christina Pluta, Senior Manager, Portfolio Development, M12 (Microsoft's venture fund)  


Shani Zuberi, college student, author, computer graphics designer and aspiring film creator María de Jesús Cuentas, high school student and community changemaker  


Hashtags: #iTDGLAM #ReadyToLead

2018 Location: Microsoft Moffett Towers Conference Center, Sunnyvale, CA

Founded: 2016

Structure: 501(c)3 not for profit

Avg. annual attendance growth: 30%

Participants in 2018: 50 girls

Ages: 8-12

Cost: Free

Awards: Best Event of the Year (Silver), The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business 

Girls pitching their business plan at GLAM