Organization leading efforts to close the gender gap in tech names Raytheon’s Vince Campisi, Lingo Ventures’ Greg Gunn, Synchrony’s Carol Juel, and Arizona State University’s Kimberly Scott to Board
Expansion Brings the Girls Who Code Board of Directors to 17 total members
New York, NY (February 5, 2020) — Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors: Vince Campisi, SVP, Enterprise Services & Chief Digital Officer at Raytheon Technologies; Greg Gunn, co-founder of Lingo Ventures; Carol Juel, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Synchrony; and Kimberly Scott, Professor, Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University (ASU) and Founding Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at ASU.
“We’re thrilled to have such a diverse team of innovators joining our Board of Directors to inspire and guide our work and our girls,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “Their level of expertise and enthusiasm for diversity and equity in tech is unmatched.”
Vince Campisi leads Enterprise Services at Raytheon Technologies. He oversees the company’s digital technology strategy and a wide range of shared services across the company to maximize its operating efficiency, accelerate business growth and deliver meaningful outcomes for employees, suppliers and customers. Campisi has more than 20 years of executive experience in aerospace and defense, energy, financial services and industrial manufacturing. Prior to United Technologies Corporation’s merger with Raytheon Company in 2020, Campisi served as senior vice president and chief digital officer for UTC. Campisi is a member of Fast Company’s Impact Council, has been recognized as a “Premier 100” honoree by CIO Magazine and Computerworld, and has been identified as a top 100 CIO/CTO by STEMconnector.
“I am honored to join the Board of Directors for Girls Who Code and continue to support their mission of closing the gender gap in STEM-related roles and changing the image of what a programmer looks like and does”, said Vince Campisi, SVP, Enterprise Services & Chief Digital Officer at Raytheon Technologies. “At Raytheon Technologies, we believe the future of our industries will be written in code and fueled by the power of technology. Together, we look forward to inspiring the next generation of digital technology leaders around the world.”
Greg Gunn is the co-founder of Lingo Ventures. Greg is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at City Light Capital, where he focuses on early stage venture capital investments in educational software and services companies. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago, an MBA and Master’s in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Rhodes Scholar. He currently is a trustee of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and of the Center for Excellence in Education, and was named one of Fast Company magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2012. He serves as an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab and is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
“Our mission at Lingo Ventures is to foster growth and to help the leaders of tomorrow elevate to the next level,” said Greg Gunn, co-founder of Lingo Ventures. “That’s exactly what Girls Who Code does every day for these girls. We’re so proud to help these students harness their unique talents and to change the face of tech.”
As the Chief Information Officer of Synchrony, a leading consumer financial services company, Carol drives the overall information technology strategy and digital innovation, including cloud and AI. Prior to Synchrony, Carol served as CIO of GE Capital Retail Finance. In the ten years Carol spent with GE, she held a variety of senior leadership roles, focused on IT governance, security, business development, digital and marketing. Before joining GE, Carol spent nearly a decade in technology consulting at Accenture. Carol is the executive sponsor of Synchrony’s Women’s Network as well as the Summer Immersion Program with Girls Who Code. She is also executive lead of the Technology Committee of Synchrony’s Board of Directors and co-chairs the company’s Innovation Steering Committee. Carol was honored by the New York CIO Leadership Association as the 2019 CIO of the Year and was named one of the most “Influential Women in Payments” by PaymentsSource in 2016 and 2017.
“It’s an honor to join the Board of Directors at Girls Who Code,” said Carol Juel, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Synchrony. “We’re constantly working to bring more women into tech roles at Synchrony. As a woman leader in tech, I’m dedicated to supporting Girls Who Code’s mission of inspiring and preparing young women for the skills of the future.”
Kimberly A. Scott is a professor of women and gender studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) and the founding executive director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST). Scott is also a member of the NSF STEM Education Advisory Panel, and affiliate faculty in George Mason University’s Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity located in Fairfax, Virginia. Scott was named in 2014 as a White House Champion of Change for STEM Access. The same year, the publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education identified Kimberly as one of the top 30 women in higher education. Scott earned her BA from Smith College in art history and French literature, an MS from Long Island University in curriculum and instruction/elementary education and her EdD from Rutgers University in social and philosophical foundations of education, and completed the high potentials leadership program at Harvard Business School.
“It’s so important to let under anticipated women and girls in tech know that, yes, they deserve more than just a seat at the table—and Girls Who Code is focused on doing exactly that,” said Kimberly Scott, Professor, Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. “It’s an honor to join the Girls Who Code Board of Directors, and support the team as they work to change the face of tech—for good.”
The addition of the new members expands the organization’s Board of Directors to 17 total members, including:
Vince Campisi, SVP, Enterprise Services & Chief Digital Officer at Raytheon Technologies
Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture
Tiffany Dufu, Founder & CEO of The Cru
Greg Gunn, co-founder of Lingo Ventures
Carol Juel, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Synchrony
Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe
Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist and The Craig Newmark Foundation
Javier Polit, Chief Information Officer, Mondelēz International
Juan Sabater, Partner, Valor Equity Partners
Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix
Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO at Girls Who Code
Kimberly Scott, Professor and Founding Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at ASU
Leyla Seka, Partner, Operator Collective
Phil Shawe, CEO and President of TransPerfect
Marissa Shorenstein, President, Northeast Region, AT&T
Jason Spero, VP Performance & Programmatic, Google
Kara Sprague, EVP and GM of Application Services, F5 Networks
About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, after school Clubs, and College Loops program, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached 300,000 girls to date through its programs and 500 million people through campaigns, advocacy work, and New York Times best-selling series. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com. Follow the organization on social media @GirlsWhoCode.