Vell Executive Search captures the most recent female board appointments in tech, from November 23, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

Tech Giants Welcoming Women on Board

Microsoft Elects Former US Secretary of Commerce as Newest Board Member. Entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist and former United States Secretary of Commerce Penny S. Pritzker, JD, 58, joins as director of Microsoft.

Broadcom Appoints Former Benchmark Electronics CEO as Independent Director. Broadcom appointed Ms. Gayla J. Delly, 57, as an independent director of the company. Ms. Delly served as CEO of Benchmark Electronics. Appoints Founding Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech as Director elected Daniel P. Huttenlocher as a director of the company. Huttenlocher has been founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech at Cornell University since 2012, and has worked for Cornell University since 1988 in various positions. Huttenlocher has served as a director of Corning since February 2015.

Google Appoints YouTube CEO

Google has named Susan Wojcicki, a SVP for advertising and commerce, as CEO of YouTube. The appointment of Wojcicki, the most senior woman at Google, is in line with the company's goal to generate more ad revenues from its video service. Salar Kamangar, who was leading YouTube since co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010, is expected to take another role within Google. 

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Oracle North America Sales Head Quits

Keith Block, 50, Oracle’s EVP of Oracle’s North America Sales and Consulting organizations is leaving. He has held that position since 2002. He joined Oracle in 1986. Prior to his current position, he was EVP of Oracle’s North America Consulting Group, SVP of North America Commercial Consulting, Group VP of East Consulting, and VP of Americas CPG Consulting. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a Senior Consultant.

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Canada’s Largest Communication Services Company Gets New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Bell Canada Enterprise announced the appointment of The Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C., 55, as a Director of BCE & Bell Canada. Prentice currently serves as Senior EVP and Vice Chairman of CIBC. First elected to the House of Commons for Calgary Centre-North in 2004, Prentice served in a variety of Cabinet posts including Minister of Industry and Chair of the Operations Committee. As Minister of the Environment, he was Canada's principal intermediary with the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 

Regional CEO Selected at Management Consulting and Technology Services Company

Accenture has named Jorge Benitez, 51, as MD of North America and CEO of the United States. For the past five years, Benitez has served as COO of Accenture's Products Operating Group. He was recently named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s "2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite" list. In 2004, the publication selected him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the US.

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