Friday, 07 September 2012 08:42

Women Appointed to Tech Boards 7/25 to 9/3 2012

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Cisco Appoints Well-known Former Government Official to Board

Cisco appointed Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., 54, CEO of Enduring Energy, to its Board. Dr. Johnson most recently served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy before joining Enduring Energy. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Johnson served as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. In addition to her academic career, she is an inventor and entrepreneur, holding over 45 U.S. patents (129 U.S. and international patents) and co-founder of several successful companies including, ColorLink.

Sunday, 05 August 2012 17:17

Women Appointed to Large Boards 7/2 to 7/31 2012

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Qualcomm Appoints Biomedical and Energy Research Heavyweight to Board

Qualcomm, the digital wireless telecom products company, elected Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., 60, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hockfield served as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until July 2012, where she also holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Neuroscience. The first woman and the first life scientist to lead MIT, Dr. Hockfield helped the university break new ground across a range of disciplines. Under her leadership, the university launched the MIT Energy Initiative in 2006, known as MITEI, a $350 million effort to accelerate research, policy and education to achieve a clean energy future.

Qualcomm Appoints Biomedical and Energy Research Heavyweight to Board

Qualcomm, the digital wireless telecom products company, elected Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., 60, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hockfield served as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until July 2012, where she also holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Neuroscience. The first woman and the first life scientist to lead MIT, Dr. Hockfield helped the university break new ground across a range of disciplines. Under her leadership, the university launched the MIT Energy Initiative in 2006, known as MITEI, a $350 million effort to accelerate research, policy and education to achieve a clean energy future.

Thursday, 05 July 2012 06:14

Women Appointed to Large Boards 6/4 to 7/1 2012

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Facebook COO Joins Company's Board

Facebook added COO Sheryl Sandberg, 42, to the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

Facebook COO Joins Company's Board 

Facebook added COO Sheryl Sandberg, 42, to the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was VP of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

Sunday, 10 June 2012 12:13

Women Appointed to Large Boards 5/6 to 6/3 2012

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Baker Hughes names former Sunoco CEO to board

Baker Hughes, the oilfield service company, names Lynn L. Elsenhans, 56, former Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Sunoco, to its board.

Friday, 01 June 2012 13:28

Women Appointed to Tech Boards 4/5 to 5/27 2012

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Adobe Appoints New Media Execs to Board

Adobe appointed new board members Amy Bans eand Laura Desmond recently. Amy Banse, 51, serves as MD and head of funds, Comcast Ventures and SVP, Comcast Corporation. Prior to this role, she was President of Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), joining the company in 1991.

Wal-Mart Names New Board Member – Google VP Marissa Mayer

Retail giant Wal-Mart nominated Marissa Mayer, 36, a VP at Google, to its board of directors. Mayer has been VP of Local and Maps for Google since 2010. She oversees product management and engineering work for Google Maps, Street View, Google Earth and local search products. Mayer was also VP, Search Products and User Experience at Google. Mayer joined Google in 1999 and was the company’s first female engineer.

Thursday, 03 May 2012 14:53

Women Appointed to Tech Boards 3/31 to 4/27 2012

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Canadian Telecom Company Appoints Community Board Chairman

TELUS has appointed Claude Benoit as Chairman of the TELUS Montreal Community Board. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation. Before being named CEO, she served as the company’s VP and oversaw the development of the Montreal Science Centre. Benoit is a member of the Order of Canada and has been awarded the McNeil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.

Friday, 13 April 2012 12:26

Women Appointed to Large Boards 3/10 to 4/6 2012

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ConocoPhilips Loses Pair of Directors

ConocoPhilips announced the resignation of Ruth Harkin, 66, as a member of the Board of Directors. Most recently, she served as the SVP of International Affairs & Government Relations at United Technologies and as the Chair of United Technologies International. Before joining United Technologies, Harkin was the Chair & CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Currently, she serves on the Board of AbitibiBowater, a pulp and paper company.