Dr. Whitney joined AnitaB.org in 2002 and over the course of her leadership has led ABI’s substantial growth in size and impact. This includes developing the Grace Hopper Celebration into the most influential conference for women technologists. Under her leadership the conference has grown from 630 attendees in 2002 to 15,000 in 2016. In 2010, AnitaB.org launched the Grace Hopper Celebration India and has grown to over 2,900 attendees in 2016. She grew the organizations revenues from $1M annually to over $22M. Working with staff, volunteers, and the AnitaB.org Board of Trustees to create and develop high impact programs that include Top Companies for Women Technologists, a national program that recognizes companies committed to building workplaces where women technologists can thrive, ABI.local, a program to build local communities of women technologists and their allies, and the endorsement and support of leading corporate partners across multiple industries.
Most importantly, Dr. Whitney has been committed to demonstrating the business value of diversity and the importance of engaging the full talent of the workforce to drive innovation.
Recent press release, “AnitaB.org’s President and CEO Dr. Telle Whitney to Retire at the End of 2017“