iTalent Convenes Women Tech Leaders to Help Close the Gender Gap in STEM

Girls Leadership Academy Meetup inspires girls to aim for C-suite positions in the tech industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--iTalent Digital, the privately held Silicon Valley-based digital consulting company, today announced the speaker lineup at the second-annual GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup) to be held July 22-23 in San Jose.

At GLAM, women leaders from the tech industry are joining forces to inspire girls ages 8-12 to consider tech as a career choice and to aim for senior leadership positions.

The two-day immersive program, sponsored by iTalent Digital and offered free of charge, teaches girls basic computer and coding skills, as well as leadership abilities through a business plan workshop and coaching on how to persuasively pitch their ideas.

“By giving girls this experience at an impressionable age, we hope to help shape the tech industry of tomorrow by providing it with confident and talented women who are ready to lead,” said GLAM founder Renée La Londe, CEO and founder of iTalent Digital.

Keynote Speakers:

Alexandra Lopez, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of Global Procurement, Cisco
Paula Tolliver, Chief Information Officer, Intel Corporation
Maria Olson, Vice President of Global and Strategic Alliances, NetApp
Susan DiSalvo, Vice President of Finance Transformation, Veritas Technologies LLC

Speakers and Session Leaders:

Aparna Singhal, Director of Sales Operations and Business Intelligence, Google Cloud
Catherine Blaikie, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Board Advisor
Chelsey Baker, CEO and Founder, National Mentoring Day and World Mentoring Foundation
Denise Lombard, Director of Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement Services, Cisco
Julie Valentine, Senior Program Manager for Veritas, iTalent Digital
KR Liu, Director of Accessibility and Advocacy, Doppler Labs
Leslie Ottavi, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, iTalent Digital
Renée La Londe, CEO and Founder, iTalent Digital
Seema Batavia, Chief Operating Officer, Mindfull Investors and Mindfull Crowd
Suzanne Rice, Board Member, San Jose Day Nursery

Special Guests:

Alex Weber and Jack Johnston, teenage founders of The Plastic Pick-Up, an organization for ocean conservation

About iTalent Digital

iTalent Digital is an innovative global woman- and minority-owned digital consulting company headquartered in San Jose, California. It helps companies in diverse industries do what they do better through an ever-evolving suite of digital transformation services including enterprise collaboration, automated mobile solutions, business insights and analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud integration, software development, and transformation management. For more information, visit


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Michele Foster

Release Summary

iTalent Digital announces the speaker lineup at GLAM '17, a program that inspires girls to aim for leadership positions in the tech industry.


iTalent Digital
Michele Foster