Michelle Bailey Set to Lead Push for Greater Equity in Tech as New CEO of WITI

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LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Technology International (WITI), the main group for the development and inclusion of ladies in expertise, introduced at present that it has employed expertise trade veteran Michelle Bailey as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The time is now…to notice the financial and enterprise advantages of a completely inclusive expertise sector.

Under Bailey’s management, WITI will broaden its enterprise providers to assist ladies, minorities, and expertise organizations to notice a various and inclusive office.

“I’m honored to work with the outstanding WITI staff and our expansive membership to lengthen our attain and affect into new areas and specialty areas,” Bailey mentioned. “I look ahead to new partnerships as we evolve our technique and advisory enterprise with trade organizations, governments, and regulatory our bodies. The time is now to change office tradition, align organizations on gender and racial fairness, and to notice the financial and enterprise advantages of a completely inclusive expertise sector.”

Bailey succeeds WITI Founder, Carolyn Leighton, who over the past 30 years led the expansion of WITI into a world group with greater than 150,000 members and 70 native networks throughout the globe. WITI pioneered the development of ladies in the expertise trade, working with trade leaders and coverage makers, most notably partnering with the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission to produce the seminal Glass Ceiling Report.

“Michelle is the precise individual on the proper time to lead WITI’s subsequent stage of development,” Leighton mentioned. “Her status as a social affect thought chief and information guru is important to assist us construct on WITI’s momentum, broaden our networks and platform capabilities, and harness the total affect and experience of our membership.”

For the previous 25 years, Bailey has suggested senior expertise trade executives, together with CEOs and Board members, Chief People Officers and DE&I VPs. A specialist in rising and disruptive applied sciences, she based and championed variety and inclusion analysis and advisory for the expertise sector, with an emphasis on under-represented minority worker perception.  

“Michelle is understood for her consistency, focus and collaboration, and shoppers belief her to information them in the direction of a remodeled work tradition,” mentioned Rene Redwood, CEO of Redwood Enterprise and fellow Advisory Board member at WITI. “Having labored intently with Michelle for years, there is not any doubt that her tenacity for transformation, enterprise expertise and dedication to justice and fairness in the office is the management we’d like to transfer WITI ahead.”

Bailey is a sought-after keynote speaker at trade conferences globally and is steadily quoted in main enterprise and expertise publications. Most lately, Bailey was Group Vice President & Research Fellow at International Data Corporation (IDC) and beforehand Chief Research Officer at 451 Research. Her experience spans Cloud, Digital Infrastructure, Datacenters, AI, Security, and Talent Management & the Human Enterprise. Bailey has a B.S. (Hons.) in Mathematical Statistics from Monash University, Australia.

Women in Technology International is the main group for the development and inclusion of ladies in enterprise and expertise. Our revolutionary applications and platforms are designed to guarantee ladies, minorities, and expertise organizations notice a various and inclusive office. Our networks, members and workers are specialists throughout dozens of trade and expertise fields.

Learn extra about WITI right here. https://witi.com/

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