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Lucy Sanders

The National Center for Women & Information Technology
CEO and Co-founder

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a consortium of more than 350 corporations, universities, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and information technology. She also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ms. Sanders has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive (VP) positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years, where she specialized in systems-level software and solutions (multi-media communication, and customer relationship management. In 1996, Lucy was awarded the Bell Labs Fellow Award, the highest technical accomplishment bestowed at the company, and she has six patents in the communications technology area.

Lucy serves on several high-tech startup and non-profit boards, and frequently advises young technology companies. Lucy has served on the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Board of Trustees at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as on the Information Technology Research and Development Ecosystem Commission for the National Academies. In 2004 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Engineering at CU, and in 2011 she was recognized with the university's George Norlin Distinguished Service Award. She has been inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame and was named by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the department's Innovation Advisory Board.

Lucy received her B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Louisiana State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively.


My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, June 19

12:15pm CDT