Camille Lesko and Sherry Hess
Last year, the WIE (Women in Engineering) Leadership Conference was held in Silicon Valley. Outside of the initial shock of seeing an audience of 99 percent technical females, the next awe factor was the lineup of keynote speakers -- CEO Lisa Su from AMD, CTO Sophie Vanderbroek of Xerox, CIO Rebecca Jacoby of Cisco, VP Patty Hatter of Intel. A male, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, however gave the most impactful talk. Why? Because he raised our awareness of the ‘diversity challenge’ he issued to his company and the entire industry at the beginning of the year.