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ACM-W global leadership presents “Celebrating Technology Leaders“, a webinar series highlighting the stories of successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry. During these hour long conversations, we provide career coaching and leadership advice to students and early career professionals. We aim to inform our audience about the multitude of careers open to them, enabling them to take educated next steps in their professional journeys.

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Do you have suggestions, comments, or feedback? Feel free to reach out to the series host and ACM-W Standing Committees’ Chair, Bushra Anjum.


Latest session

Tech Returnships for Women

The next webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, August 18th at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  a panel discussion featuring

Kristi Lamar: Managing Director | Monitor Deloitte
Maryam Shabbir: Business Development Consultant | SybridMD
Christine Winston: Vice President | Path Forward
Jossie McManus: Software Engineer | VMware

with host Bushra Anjum [Register]

In this episode of “ACM-W Celebrating Technology Leaders,” we focus on returnship programs in the tech industry. Such programs enable professionals to return to the workforce after a career break by providing training and mentoring support through paid internships. Our panel consists of prominent executives leading such programs and participants who have benefitted from these efforts. Together we explore the next steps required and the opportunities available for technical women to re-enter the workforce.

In their stories, we will find our nuggets of wisdom and inspiration.

Previously …

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in Cybersecurity

    Wednesday, June 9th at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  a panel discussion featuring Sara Hall (Deputy CISO and Head of Security Operations and Engineering, MassMutual), Sepideh Ghanavati, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maine) and Cimone Wright-Hamor (Graduate Research Assistant, Computer Engineering, Iowa State University), with host Bushra Anjum [On Demand]

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in Robotics

    Wednesday, March 31st at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  a panel discussion featuring Laura Stelzner(Principal Robotics Software Engineer, RIOS Corporation), Sarah Gibson, Ph.D. (Senior Engineering Manager Robotics, Unity Technologies), and Tessa Lau, Ph.D. (Founder & CEO, Dusty Robotics), with host Bushra Anjum [On Demand]

  • An Interview with Bushra Anjum, ACM-W Standing Committees Co-Chair

    Web series “Celebrating Technology Leaders” brings stories and advice from engaging speakers, with diverse careers in computing, directly to our global audience.

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in Data

    Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  a panel discussion featuring Samia Khalid (Senior AI Engineer at Microsoft), Lilla Czako (Data Engineer at Doximity) and Liza Layne (Lead Data & Analytics Manager at Eurostar International Ltd), with host Bushra Anjum [On Demand]

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in UI/UX

    Thursday, December 10 at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT, a panel discussion featuring Evren Holland (Head of User Experience and Design, MotiveMetrics), Eunjoo Kim (UX Design Lead, Google), and Iram Mirza (UX lead for Play Store and Monetization), with host Bushra Anjum [on demand]


Celebrating Technology Leaders Playlist