National Diversity Council's Tech Inclusion Conference Announces Top 100 Women in Tech

Mar 23, 2021 2:15 PM ET
Press Release

United States,  March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is hosting the 2021 Inaugural Tech Inclusion Conference taking place Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25. This year's theme is “Inclusion Leads to Innovation.”  This virtual conference will have over 80 speakers who will discuss a variety of topics related to our ever-changing workplace, while affording organizations the opportunity to explore tools and resources necessary to build a diverse workforce and remain competitive on the global stage. During the conference, professionals will gain access to learning sessions held by industry experts and organizational tracks that highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Top 100 Women in Tech meet the following criteria: 

  • Top leader in her organization and profession

  • Directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organization

  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise

  • Effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of female professionals in the industry

  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior

  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

“The 2021 Top 100 Women in Tech showcases top leaders inspiring and mentoring other women in the technology field,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Each year, we are amazed and inspired at the achievements of each awardee. The 2021 class is truly a powerful force.” 

Ana Corrales



Bhargavi Wadhwa


Vice President of corporate FP&A and BU finance teams

Bhavana Bartholf


US Chief Transformation Officer

Camilla Dahlen


Global Vice President Software Solution Partners

Carolina Barcenas


Senior Vice President of Research

Charlene Lake


Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP-Corporate Social Responsibility

Deepika Rayala



Elizabeth Casanas


Former EVP

Ellyn Raftery


Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Gerri Elliott


EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Hillary Ashton


Chief Product Officer

India Boulton


SVP, Legal Affairs

Jennifer Rademaker


Executive Vice President, Global Customer Delivery

Kalinda Raina


Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer

Kathy Styponias

WarnerMedia Technology & Operations

Executive Vice President

Kerri-Lynn Primmer Morris


Chief Technology Officer for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Kim Peretti

DocuSign Customer Success

Group Vice-President, Americas and Global Head of Adoption and Enablement

Kristin Wisnewski


Vice President of CIO Design

Laura Miele

EA Studios

Chief Studios Officer

Laureen Knudsen

Broadcom Inc.

Chief Transformation Officer

Leigh Anne Lanier


Vice President, Consumer Sales and Operations

Linda Jojo

United Airlines


Lisa Caplan

Kaiser Permanente

SVP, Care Delivery Technology Services

Marie Myers


Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Transformation Office

Nayaki Nayyar


Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer

Niki Allen


Senior Vice President of Technology

Ruby Zefo


Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity

Ruth Cotter


Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Human Resources and Investor Relations

Shana A. Simmons


General Counsel

Stephanie Shaw

The Wendy's Company

VP Enterprise Technology

Sujata Gosalia

Cox Communications


Suma Nallapati


SVP & Chief Digital Officer

Susan Blocher


Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo Data Center Business

Tessa Tinney


Engagement Manager for the CIO

Toni Townes-Whitley


President, US Regulated Industries

Trina Hill

Consumer Bank and Treasury

Senior Vice President in Technology Leader

Vicki Mealer-Burke


VP & Chief Diversity Officer

Yvette Smith


Corporate Vice President, WW Support &; Customer Success Programs

Registration for the Tech Inclusion Conference is ongoing and can be completed at For 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at

About The National Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.  More information about the National Diversity Council is available at:

About The Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council 
The mission of the Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council is to be a provider of DEI resources and tools for the Tech industry. The vision of the council is to create an environment where people from all races, orientations, genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds feel welcome and valued equally and equitably. More information about the National Diversity Council is available

Media Contact:
Ashana Outler 
National Diversity Council