Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years, where she specialized in systems-level software and solutions (multi-media communication and customer relationship management.)
In 1996, Lucy was awarded the Bell Labs Fellow Award, the highest technical accomplishment bestowed at the company, and she has six patents in the communications technology area. Lucy serves on several boards, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Board of Trustees at the University of California at Berkeley; the Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Colorado at Boulder; the Denver Public Schools Computer Magnet Advisory Board; the Advisory Board for the Women's College Applied Computing Program at the University of Denver; and several corporate boards.
In 2004 Lucy was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Engineering at CU. Lucy also is Conference Chair for the 2007 Grace Hopper Conference, having served as Program Chair for the conference in 2006. She is currently serving on the Information Technology Research and Development Ecosystem Commission for the National Academies. Lucy received her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively.
Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) suggests the following for additional study:
- By the Numbers (PDF)
- NCWIT Scorecard
- Computing Education and Future Jobs: National, State & Congressional District Data
- Who Invents IT? An Analysis of Women's Participation in Information Technology Patenting (PDF)
- Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why Schools Should Teach Computer Science
- Why Should Young People Consider Careers in Information Technology?
- What are the Important Components of Targeted Recruiting? Change the Gender Composition of High School Computing Courses (PDF)
- Counselors for Computing (C4C)
- Ten Ways You Can Retain Students in Computing
- Strategic Planning for Recruiting Women into Undergraduate Computing: High Yield in the Short Term (PDF)
- Pipeline-in-a-Box: Promoting Advancement of SC/IT Students from Two-Year to Four-Year Institutions