A woman in Technology – this dictum describes women involved with the technology field and women helping another woman to forward themselves in Professional careers. If women work together, amazing things can happen.
The area of technology is been predominantly subjugated by men, so it is very common to notice about “gender appropriate” roles for women in computing careers. However, from long back women have disproved this and proved that they are well suited for such jobs too. Significant achievements of women in the field of Technology, serve as epitomes for young women in the present days.
The topics about successful women will help other women to improve their creative and will excite this sector can be. Some of the women who achieved in Technology are listed below:
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Chief Technology Officer For Microsoft Federal, who serves Civilian And Defense Customers
In her high school days, she was inspired by her math teacher to write her computer program using a BASIC programming language to keep track of basketball stats.
She has completed her Bachelor of Science degree in information systems at George Mason University in the year of 1982 to 1986.
Her first career was a software developer for Navy systems. Then she has held many technical leadership and management positions for many consulting organizations in Washington area.
In 1990, she started her career in Microsoft federal sales as Microsoft System Engineer and was promoted to Microsoft Technology Center Director in Microsoft in the year of 2004. Presently, she is holding the position of CTO of the federal civilian business from 2011. AS CTO of Microsoft, she manages technical planning and IT decisions for a $600 million dollar business.
She helps agencies to become cloud-enabled, and to take advantage of the cloud while complying with federal mandates.
She has an excellent leadership quality which helps her to start Microsoft’s Technology Center for the Washington DC region.
She has over 30 years of IT experience and has authored several books on the topics of software integration and web development over the past decade.Her recent book is on the development of Office Business Applications.
Susie Adams feels that as a woman Technology, it’s been always a challenge to face the day-to-day routine of the normal job. So she wants to stay up-to-date with technology is super-important to succeed in Technology.
Executive Director of Unified Shared Services Management, GSA
She started her career in Government Sector since she was the mother of two children. As she was looking into the changing world, she feels the responsibility to make better government for the world to enjoy the great benefits of this country. So she was inspired every day by the people who make agency missions more effective.
She has completed her education in Mount St.Mary`s University.
She started her career as IT Project Manager in Department of Treasury in the year of 2005 and promoted as Director, Office of Finance Innovation and Transformation in the year of 2013.
Presently she is working in Executive Director of Unified Shared Services Management, GSA. She is the mind behind shared services for the federal government. She is responsible for working closely with OMB, the new governance board, providers, and customers to implement the enterprise-wide vision for mission-support functions across government.
Beth Angerman feels that we should believe in what we do. She advises a woman to listen and to speak for building professional credibility and for earning the respect of others.
She lives in Silver Spring and loves to spend her personal time exploring the outdoors with her husband, and their two sons to rock climb, scuba dive, and camp.
Principal Director And Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) For Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DoD)
She was inspired by her father who repeatedly said that she can do anything she wanted. Then she was inspired by her high school physics teacher who made students to write a research paper which helps her to know what she really wanted to do. Then she was inspired by her oldest brother who is an engineer, through him she has some footsteps to follow.
She has completed herBachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in the year of 1984 and has completed herMaster of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in National Defense University in the year of 2006.
She has nearly 30 years of experience in Information Assurance/ Cybersecurity and Information System Security Engineering.
She was has been a member of the National Security Agency (NSA) workforce since 1984. She was also a graduate of the Senior Leadership Development Program in the year of 2007. She was promoted into the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in 2008.
Presently she is holding the position of Principal Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DoD), and is held responsible for ensuring well-defined and well-executed cyber security program in the department. She coordinates cybersecurity standards, policies and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners, and industry.
Specifically, she and her team have worked on the response to the Office of Personnel Management breach that shocked the federal government in 2015.
She has received the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.
She has extensive experience throughout the DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), Federal and Civil government sectors, and foreign partnerships.
Marianne Bailey feels that woman has an opportunity to really make a difference for our country in while being in Technology since technology is in everything we have today such as iPads, cars, refrigerators, cell phones and 3D organ printing.
Vice President And General Manager, Public Sector, RedSeal
She was the fourth generation in her family to work for Bell System. Her father and grandfather worked at AT&T. So it was a natural decision for her to enter into tech field. She is located in Easton, Maryland.
She has completed her marketing degree and joined in the AT&T in the year of 1980. She has completed her technical training and advanced courses in a highly technical field. She has completed her MBA in Finance in the Marymount University in the year of 1885.
Presently she is working as Vice President and General Manager in RedSeal Public Sector. This RedSeal Network provides an accurate, up-to-date model of an organization’s entire, as-built network, including cloud and virtual networks. It provides a RedSeal Digital Resilience Score, which helps the organization to respond to an incident and quickly rebound, and allows customers to understand and monitor their networks, to verify policy compliance and to accelerate their incident response.
Kimberly Baker helps her Organization to meet the needs of the largest and most complex networks in the world such as Defense Department, the U.S. intelligence community, and other government agencies.
Kimberly Baker feels that being a woman in technology is highly rewarding, challenging, provides an excellent living and is never dull.
Acting CIO And Deputy CIO, Transportation Department
Kristen Baldwin started her career in a small company, which requires web support. She learned to find the IT bug and to do basic coding. She was encouraged by her parents to get the degree. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
She started her IT career at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Pica tinny Arsenal. Then she worked as a science and technology advisor in the Army’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. In the year of 1998, she worked as Deputy Director, Software Engineering and System Assurance in Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). In the organization, she was responsible for the application of capabilities-based planning in the acquisition process. She was a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2014.
Kristen was delegated as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering in January 2016 despite the fact that she is the Principal Deputy, SE. Being the principal systems engineering advisor to the Secretary of Defense, she holds the responsibility to establish and execute engineering policy and oversight across the Department.
She is leading more than 40,000 Defense acquisition professionals in the DoD Engineering (ENG) and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) workforce.
Deputy Associate CIO For Technology And Innovation, NASA
Beth Beck had a passion for languages and to study overseas, but her path was changed and led her into the path of NASA.
She has completed her Bachelor of Arts, Government, Spanish, International Relations, Education at the University of Texas at Austin in the year of 1979, then she has completed his Masters of Public Affairs, Public Administration, International Relations, National Security Education in the same University in the year of 1985. Then she completed her Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Information Technology in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univer.
She is working in NASA for past 25 years. Presently she is working as deputy associate chief information officer for Technology and Innovation. Also, she is working as the Open Innovation Manager. She is responsible for accelerating the identification and adoption of breakthrough innovation and cutting-edge data technology solutions through open government, digital strategy, and mass collaboration.
She is located in Washington DC, United States, and she is passionate about public service.
Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer
She was inspired by her father who was working in the United States Army. After finishing her high school she joined in the United States Navy. As she was exposed to multiple levels of IT on different modes of operation, she was more interest on cyber security and started her career in that field. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Saint Leo University and a Master of Science degree in information assurance from Norwich University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Service Development Seminar. Presently she is working as CISO, FEMA to improve the agency’s cybersecurity. She is help responsible for all aspects of the agency’s information security program. And she is in charge of a $70 million budget for
She has completed her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Saint Leo University and a Master of Science degree in information assurance from Norwich University. She is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Service Development Seminar. Presently she is working as CISO, FEMA to improve the agency’s cybersecurity. She is help responsible for all aspects of the agency’s information security program. And she is in charge of a $70 million budget for cyber-related things.
She has been the National Defense University’s senior information assurance officer, which gave her responsibility for NDU’s information systems in Washington, D.C., and at campuses in Norfolk, Va., and Fort Bragg, N.C. She was also named Sailor of the Year at Naval Amphibious Base, according to the FEMA announcement while she was on active duty in the Navy.
She advises Woman in Technology to learn the top of technology by reading daily, and never be shy away from a crisis. She wants the Woman in Technology to have courage, and believe in them self.
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Interior Department
Sylvia Burns started her career in Non- IT field but ended up getting into IT from 003.
She has completed her Master’s Degree in Business Management and Policy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
She joined the federal government as a Presidential Management Intern in 1994, then has held several positions over 12 years in U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service at the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She joined the Department of the Interior (DOI) as the Director of Information Planning in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs OCIO in the year of 2006.
Sylvia worked as the Division Chief of Portfolio Management with the Interior’s Departmental Office of the Chief Information Officer in 2009. Subsequent to her accomplishment of Interior’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program,in2010, she assumed the position as the Senior Executive Service.
Presently she is working as CIO in the department if Interior and is held responsible for information management and technology in the Department for more than $ 1 billion in IT investments. And she is working on strategic planning and focusing in particular on
Sheila Rose Campbell
Director of The Office of Digital, Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs
She has completed her Bachelor degrees in French and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in the year of 1990.
She has worked as Peace Corps’ Deputy Chief of Staff and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa.
She worked as an advocate for using digital communications across the federal government to provide better services to citizens for more than 20 years.
Then she worked in the U.S. General Services Administration and led the Center for Excellence in Digital Government and the Federal Web Managers Council. In this work, she created a Vibrant Web Manager Community in the federal government as executive sponsor for the Federal Web Managers Council.
Presently she is working as office’s director. She and her team manage the websites for U.S. embassies.
VP Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
She has completed her bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in speech and language pathology from Western Kentucky University in the year of 1987.
She started her career as a practitioner and consultant in health care centers for 15 years, and as a business manager and area vice president for national accounts, marketing, and business development.She then served as Vice President of Microsoft Federal
She then served as Vice President of Microsoft Federal Government for defining the strategy for the company’s US Federal Government business.
Presently she is working as Vice President (VP)Global Public Sector in Amazon Web Services. She is responsible for strategy, operations, sales and business development in the Amazon Web Services.
She has more than 20 years of experience as a business executive driving innovation and change and producing successful business results.
She has earned a number of awards for her leadership such as named in “100 Most Powerful Women” in Washingtonian magazine’s and honored as a “2011 Tech Titans,” for contributing prominently to the growth of the Washington, DC
Teresa Carlson advises the woman to persist, even when difficulties arise, and wants the next generation to know that if they can see it, they can be it and that they are the future of tech.