Judy Spitz on creating new doors into companies for young female students

Judy Spitz, Founding Program Director for WiTNY, talks about innovating programs to create new doors for young female students into companies.

Judy Spitz, talks about innovating programs to create new doors for young female students into companies.

Spitz is currently the Founding Program Director of the Initiative for Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) at Cornell Tech; a partnership between Cornell Tech, the City University of New York and a growing list of corporate partners with a mission to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. 

She is also a member of the Advisory Board of ASAPP, an Artificial Intelligent company that drives digital transformation in customer care. Prior to this, she was the senior vice president and CIO for IT Strategy and Planning at Verizon responsible for developing IT-enabled business and technology strategies to drive competitive advantage in the marketplace. 

Her current passion is driving programs that will address the urgent need for more women in technology and topics related to the leadership skills needed in the digital economy.

The ASU GSV Summit brought together the nation’s most committed leaders in business, education, nonprofits, government, and entertainment for the three-day conference. A collaboration between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual conference is the industry catalyst for elevating dialogue and driving action around raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation. 

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Summit and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issues of education and workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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