October 19, 2016
Thomson Reuters to Discuss Innovative New Diversity Initiatives at 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2016 – The world’s largest gathering of women technologists gets underway in Houston, October 19-21, and Thomson Reuters will discuss innovation in promoting diversity in technology, among other topics, during the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the groundbreaking conference that helps to increase the role of women in technology in industry, government and academia.
According to organizers, more than 15,000 people from more than 80 countries are expected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration, which is organized by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.
Thomson Reuters has been named to the Anita Borg Institute’s “2016 Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index”. The national benchmark program named 25 organizations as leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles in the United States.
“The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is an outstanding forum for women in technology, and Thomson Reuters is proud to be named as a leader in promoting diversity in technology,” said Lisa Schlosser, chief technology officer and vice president of technology, Thomson Reuters. “We partner with the Anita Borg Institute on many of its outstanding initiatives. And as a member of the ABI’s board of directors, I know that the Grace Hopper event is a wonderful opportunity to discuss Thomson Reuters and our culture of technological innovation and diversity with thousands of women technologists who are at all stages of their careers. At the same time, many of our own employees are looking forward to its resources of people and workshops to further their own career development.”
Thomson Reuters is once again a Platinum sponsor of the event, and a broad contingent of people representing the company will be presenting and attending − ranging from senior technology executives and recruiters to groups of employees and interns seeking technology expertise, networking opportunities and career development insights.
Molly Gantz, senior director, Technology Talent & Development, will be delivering a keynote address at the Technical Executive Forum, a special organizational transformation event for leaders from the Anita Borg Institute’s partner companies. Gantz will discuss a gender partnership initiative Thomson Reuters is piloting with the Anita Borg Institute that provides mentoring, sponsorship and women in technology programs to promote diversity.
Nicholas Creswell, vice president of Technology Talent & Development, will also be speaking at the Technical Executive Forum.
In addition, two Thomson Reuters representatives will be speaking in conference tracks: Liz Roman, data scientist, on “Data Science for Human Rights” and Jill Stroze, senior software test engineer, on “The Magic of Software Testers.”
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