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ITWomen Leadership

EXECUTIVE

Claire Marrero. ITWomen President

Claire Marrero

President & Chair of the Board of Directors

ITWomen President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Claire Marrero, is Founder and CEO of The Talent Source, a national provider of Tech Talent to Fortune 500, Tier one consulting firms and select startups. Since starting her career with Andersen Consulting over 20 years ago, Claire has been committed to inspiring more girls and women to join the Tech revolution.

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Claire Marrero is Founder and CEO of The Talent Source, a national provider of Tech Talent to Fortune 500, Tier one consulting firms and select startups.  Since starting her career with Andersen Consulting over 20 years ago, Claire has been committed to inspiring more girls and women to join the Tech revolution. She has served on several industry boards including the QLD Office of Economic Development, WITI, AIIA, PMI South Florida and the Distributed Systems Technology Center. Her service has focused on delivering impactful programs to improve economic outcomes for girls and women through leadership development, technology commercialization, and attracting innovation industries to traditionally “low tech” communities.

Having led ITWomen’s professional development programs for over a decade, Claire was delighted to take the reins to lead the organization forward.

She is excited about continuing to grow ITWomen’s reach and impact on Florida’s tech ecosystem:

“ITWomen’s work remains as important today as when ITWomen launched in 2002, as we represent some of the most underserved communities. Women of Color and Latinos make up only 3% of today’s Tech industry.  Women are opting out of the Tech industry mid-career at an alarming rate. We  have much work to do to ensure we uplift our community by increasing the representation of women overall.

“I look forward to engaging you in supporting ITWomen’s mission, from providing opportunities for girls in middle and high school to experience Tech through our Role Models Programs and Camps, to helping fund college degrees, providing mentorships, connecting local talent to internships and career opportunities, and supporting women already in the field.” 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jen-Boyer

Jen Boyer

IT Women Board of Directors Member Jen Boyer is the General Manager for CAI South/Central Florida. She is an IT best-practices knowledgeable consultant, working closely with IT senior management in Fortune 1000 firms and government agencies to envision and build technology solutions that achieve business objectives within the context of their own, unique challenges.  Areas of expertise include technology projects, application support, project management, technical resources and innovation.

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Her unique combination of solution consulting and technical know-how makes her an extremely valuable partner for the CIOs, VPs and other IT Directors/Managers with whom she works. She has been recognized with the President’s Award by CAI and multiple awards by her clients for CAI’s delivery and effectiveness under her leadership. 

 

With a BS in computer science/math, she is passionate about the advancement of women in the IT industry and helping young girls get exposure to the benefits of being in the technology sector.  She assists IT Women by promoting the organization and helping to expand our network in S. Florida. 

Beth-Morgan

Beth Morgan

ITWomen Board of Directors member Beth Morgan has served as Senior Vice President for Program Management for a Fortune 100 communications company. Beth has managed numerous special projects and is responsible for program management activities across the commercial US business unit, including management and monitoring of numerous complex, cross functional projects and led oversight for the company’s SAS70 and PCI compliance programs.

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She has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of areas including program and project management, business process improvement, strategic planning and organization design and change management.

Previously, Beth worked for Telcordia Technologies/BellCore, AT&T/BellLabs and Panasonic Eastern European Division.
Ms. Morgan received her undergraduate degree from The American University in International Relations and Public Communication and her M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.

Claire Marrero. ITWomen President

Claire Marrero

ITWomen President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Claire Marrero, is Founder and CEO of The Talent Source, a national provider of Tech Talent to Fortune 500, Tier one consulting firms and select startups. Since starting her career with Andersen Consulting over 20 years ago, Claire has been committed to inspiring more girls and women to join the Tech revolution.

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Claire Marrero is Founder and CEO of The Talent Source, a national provider of Tech Talent to Fortune 500, Tier one consulting firms and select startups.  Since starting her career with Andersen Consulting over 20 years ago, Claire has been committed to inspiring more girls and women to join the Tech revolution. She has served on several industry boards including the QLD Office of Economic Development, WITI, AIIA, PMI South Florida and the Distributed Systems Technology Center. Her service has focused on delivering impactful programs to improve economic outcomes for girls and women through leadership development, technology commercialization, and attracting innovation industries to traditionally “low tech” communities.

Having led ITWomen’s professional development programs for over a decade, Claire was delighted to take the reins to lead the organization forward.

She is excited about continuing to grow ITWomen’s reach and impact on Florida’s tech ecosystem:

“ITWomen’s work remains as important today as when ITWomen launched in 2002, as we represent some of the most underserved communities. Women of Color and Latinos make up only 3% of today’s Tech industry.  Women are opting out of the Tech industry mid-career at an alarming rate. We  have much work to do to ensure we uplift our community by increasing the representation of women overall.

“I look forward to engaging you in supporting ITWomen’s mission, from providing opportunities for girls in middle and high school to experience Tech through our Role Models Programs and Camps, to helping fund college degrees, providing mentorships, connecting local talent to internships and career opportunities, and supporting women already in the field.” 

Christine-Zambrano

Christine Zambrano

Christine Zambrano, a charter member of ITWomen, and VP, Web Content & Technology, has had a lifelong interest in women's equality issues, technology and education. She is founder and managing director of Powersites Group, a provider of digital content and internet services, including WordPress sites and training.

Her experience includes non-profit work with The Ed Fund, web marketing manager for HCI Communications (publisher for 15 years of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series), and various editor and journalism positions with news media including Gannett.

 

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Christine holds a B.A. in English Literature and Mass Communications from the University of Florida. Certificates include Content Strategy for Professionals, Northwestern University (2016) and Book Marketing (2008).

Sherry-Giordano

Sherry Giordano

ITWomen Board of Directors member Sherry Giordano is Executive Director of Pace Center for Girls Miami. Sherry has served as ITWomen Executive Director and was instrumental in establishing and developing the Role Model Speakers program during her service.

While serving at Digital she was involved in the “new” go-to-market initiatives and effectively worked cross-functional and partnership relationships. She played an integral role in many start-up businesses within Digital and managed local and national direct and partner sales organizations.

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She served as Digital´s Director of European Operations for Global Accounts, in Geneva , Switzerland . When Compaq acquired Digital, she was appointed a leadership role in both the European and worldwide acquisition integration teams.

 

Giordano co-founded consulting company S.F.T.G. Associates International following her career at Digital. As S.F.T.G. Associates’ President and CEO, Giordano was hired by a Fortune 500 company to assist in the incubation process of start-ups, including a company with a state-of-the-art Geospatial Intelligence software that was highly acclaimed for threat assessment and mitigation. She was instrumental in developing and implementing a market introduction strategy that launched the technology into the federal marketplace and successfully achieved product acceptance. Giordano also brings extensive experience in fund raising and building not-for-profit organizations in a variety of venues.

While serving on the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), she supported national scholarship and membership initiatives. Ms. Giordano was also selected to work with the Under Secretary to the Department of Labor to raise awareness of the Geospatial Intelligence job sector and to engage educators to create a K-12 program. She worked with members of Congress on geospatial awareness. Between 1997 and 1999 in Switzerland , Giordano served on the Children Cares’ Executive Committee, and chaired the Phoenix Initiative, which recycled end-of-life IT vendor product donations, and refurbished and made technology products available for children in an educational environment. She also promoted the Career Women’s Forum, which advances and promotes women in their careers, and Women in Business, a nonprofit whose mission includes informing the international market about women in business.

Giordano graduated from Stephens College , Columbia , MO , with a Bachelors degree in Business and attended Oxford University , Oxford , England , her Junior year. Sherry has continued her education by completing a course in Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations at Radcliffe College , Cambridge , MA .

Margaret-Brisbane

Margaret Brisbane

ITWomen Board of Directors Member Margaret Brisbane  is the Assistant Director of the Information Technology Department of Miami -Dade County. She provides Lead Applications development/support and strategic business and vendor partnerships for Miami Dade County technology department. This includes the development and support of a diverse portfolio of distributed and legacy systems (Public Safety applications & Systems, Enterprise Reporting Program (PeopleSoft), Commerce, payroll, finance, procurement, criminal justice, traffic, legislative, public works and waste management and social services. The team comprises 200+ technically skilled resources.

 

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As Division Director of Miami-Dade County Margaret led the team of 200+ staff supporting critical county systems/applications in the areas of; Human Resources, Finance, Payroll, Judicial Systems, County Services systems and Legislative systems. She assumed leadership for the Enterprise Resource Planning Systems project, leading the operational team to support the Financials and Time and Leave modules for two key departments, Aviation and Water and Sewer.

Previously, Margaret served as Director of Vendor Management and Service Delivery of Burger King Corporation. She led the global outsourcing effort of hardware, software, network and support services, and directed all areas of Telecommunications, including global network infrastructure and services for corporate, field and restaurant clients. 

Krista-Theodore

Krista-Theodore

Krista Theodore is a Security Analyst for Memorial Healthcare System. Prior to joining Memorial, she was an IT Security Engineer for the University of Miami’s Information Security Office. As an IT Security Engineer, she was responsible for developing security strategies and consulting on best practices to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of university data. Her specific areas of expertise are cybersecurity awareness and education, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

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She holds several security certifications such as Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Payment Card Industry Professional, GIAC Security Essentials & CompTIA Security+.

 

Krista earned concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in Information Sciences and Technology: Integration and Application, and Security and Risk Analysis: Information and Cyber Security. Additionally, she earned her Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics at Florida International University.

 

Krista is the founder of the Digital Immigrants Project, a local organization which provides education, training and awareness to individuals born before the widespread adoption of digital technology. She serves as board member and role model speaker for ITWomen, a non-profit organization which strives to narrow the gender gap in technology and increase the potential for innovation and economic growth through gender equity. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Project Semicolon, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, InfraGard, and Information Systems Security Association.

ADVISORY BOARD

Victoria-Usherenko

Victoria Usherenko

ITWomen Advisory Board member Victoria Usherenko founded ITWomen in 2002 and served as president from the year ITWomen was founded in 2002 through 2014. She is the Vice President, Search and Recruitment, for The Talent Source.

Victoria is a search and recruitment executive whose community leadership, business savvy, and layers of connections in the IT and technology worlds attracts proven C-suite candidates and technologists for her clients.

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As Vice President of The Talent Source, Victoria brings her expertise in talent acquisition in technology and emerging digital applications to new business development to serve the company’s high-profile clients. The Talent Source is a specialist search and recruiting firm recognized for providing flexible workforce solutions from Tech Executives, Project Management Professionals, eCommerce Consultants, to UX Designers and Developers to help their client’s realize their investments in Enterprise Mobility, Application Integration, Big Data, Security, CRM, Cloud and digital initiatives.  The firm’s connectivity in the Hi-Tech community supports some of the world’s most prestige brands, providing Talent On Demand, Tech Search and PMOplus+ solutions across the United States.

Victoria was the Founder and Managing Partner of Liaison Search Associates (“LSA”) , a boutique executive search and staffing firm, for more than 14 years. LSA provided customized executive and senior level recruitment services to a range of clients.  With the merger of LSA and The Talent Source, Victoria brings her firm’s Executive Search capabilities and proven reputation for Hi-Tech and specialty searches.

Victoria has established her reputation as a community leader in South Florida technology and education circles with her founding of ITWomen in 2002, where she served as President for 12 years and currently serves on the advisory board.  ITWomen is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, advocacy and development of South Florida women working in technology and engineering.

Victoria’s business development and networking skills have helped grow ITWomen from a small group of senior technology women into an organization that has raised more than $400,000 from the technology community for college scholarships to local girls pursuing technology and engineering degrees and has reached 24,000 students with both female and male Role Model Speakers.  Her drive to give back has garnered her several awards, including:

2014 Miami Techweek 100- Named to the annual list of 100 Most Distinguished Technology organizations and their leaders.
2011 Spirit of Excellence Award –Technology Leader of the Year, from the American Business Women’s Association South Broward Chapter for leadership and community service.
2010 “Woman of Impact” by Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
Prior to launching LSA and ITWomen, Victoria established the U.S. headquarters of ISM Consulting, developing new business and recruiting candidates for Fortune 500 and emerging high-tech clients.

Victoria Usherenko holds a B.A. in Business and Finance from the University of Michigan and an M.I.B.A. in International Business from Nova Southeastern University.  She is fluent in Russian.

Sheila-Hanlon-Ravindran

Sheila Hanlon-Ravindran

Sheila Hanlon Ravindran is a passionate and strategic business leader with over 25 years experience in technology. She is a strategic thought leader and trusted advisor who is extremely business-results focused.

Sheila is the Senior Director, IT Strategy and Planning for Ultimate Software.  Prior to that she was the former Vice President IT, Project Management Office and Governance at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor.

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She has previously served for 5 years as a Director in the Project Management Office at JM Family Enterprises, a $14.5 billion diversified automotive corporation where she supported the World Omni Financial division.

At JM Family, she also worked in the business for 3 years at Southeast Toyota, managing Process Improvement, Portal Development, BI/Data Warehouse, and serving as the sponsor on various IT initiatives.

In addition to her experience with JM Family, Ms. Ravindran was a Director of Information Technology at AutoNation, where she worked for 10 years. AutoNation is America’s largest automotive retailer and a Fortune 100 company, employing 31,000 people. At AutoNation she led a department of business analysts, developers, and quality assurance analysts.

Sheila has served as a Adjunct Professor teaching undergraduate classes at the University of Phoenix on Project Management and Business Systems.
Prior to AutoNation Sheila worked as a Senior Business Consultant for Arthur Andersen LLP. At Andersen, she provided management consulting, strategy formulation and implementation, business systems implementation, and business processes.

Before joining Arthur Andersen, she worked as a consultant for 5 years for Financial Data Planning (FDP) doing system implementations, training, programming, and support.

Sheila holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and English from the University of Miami and has her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida International University. She has also has her Six Sigma Green Belt from Florida Atlantic University.

Sheila was a Board Member for the Girl Scouts of Broward County from 2001-2008, serving as First Vice President for 2 years. She led fundraising efforts by serving on the Golf committee for many years. She is also a member of Leadership Broward Graduating Class of XXI. Sheila was on the Advisory Board of WITI for many years and has recently joined ITWomen as an advisor.
She has also done charity fundraising work for Team in Training and Parkinson’s by participating in marathon races.

Sheila lives in Delray Beach with her husband and three daughters.

Sharon-Moura

Sharon Moura

Sharon has over 20 years of progressive experience in Information Technology and Commercial Excellence at leading organizations.  Industry experience includes service, financial, automotive, mining & metals, and industrial.  Areas of particular expertise for Sharon include Strategy, Enterprise Change, Commercial Transformation, Organizational Transformation and Strategic Program Management.

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Currently, Ms. Moura is the Vice President, Global IT Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing, at Johnson Controls, a $30B global diversified technology and multi industrial leader in building and energy solutions and services.

 

Focused on growth and customer satisfaction, Sharon leads the global efforts to create digital B2B customer experiences and enable excellence within the Sales & Marketing functions.  Sharon also has held a number of Divisional CIO and varied leadership roles at GE Capital, Noranda Mines, Hyundai Automotive, and General Motors to name a few.  Sharon earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario Canada and completed executive programs at Harvard University, MIT and Wharton School of Business.

 

She is a Canadian and an American living in South Florida with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Jo-Moskowitz

Jo Moskowitz

Jo Moskowitz has served as Director, Corporate Citizenship, at Citrix Systems since 2001. She is a longtime supporter of the mission of ITWomen and the opportunities for women across technology, and ITWomen scholarship program in particular.

Her work with Citrix Simply Serve involves volunteer campaigns designed to galvanize Citrix' global employees around powerful acts of community service.

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Arlene-DeMita

Arlene DeMita

ITWomen Board of Advisory member Arlene DeMita is a PwC Advisory Partner. A 15-year resident of South Florida, Arlene leads PwC’s SAP HR Tech Consulting practices. She leads the talent, HCM, and technology change consulting, implementation, and managed support services organization for the PwC SAP HR advisory organization, including global strategy and North American delivery.

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Arlene has a broad range of experience in leading HR transformation projects, from vision and strategy through design and implementation.  She has more than 20 years of experience in consulting in a range of industries, and launched her career in Boca Raton, at a small start-up firm, Daleen Techologies. She has gone on to successfully lead many global consulting transformations, most recently in her Advisory role at PwC. 

Women and Technology Interests

Throughout her career Arlene has been passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and is a passionate advocate for developing the next generation of women leaders in the workforce.  Her past activities include: 

  • Speaker and panel guest for SAP Women in Technology events, HR2015, HR2016, SAP Sapphire 2014
  • Panel Speaker, Forte Foundation Women in Technology, 2014, 2015
  • Executive Sponsor, PwC SAP Women in Technology forum and User Group
Kirsty-Dyson

Kirsty Dyson

Kirsty Dyson is Vice President of Innovation at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. She is a senior executive with background in commercial transformation and automation, Information Technology, customer marketing and sales. Experienced in both retail, commercial and IT environments with the leading CPG companies.

 

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Maria-Hernandez

Maria Hernandez

Maria Hernandez is currently leading the Innovation and Digital Business initiative at DHL Express and has previously led innovation and global strategies at IBM where she served as Chief Innovation Officer for Latin America. She then joined a high growth startup Healthcare IT company, Modernizing Medicine, as SVP of Strategic Development where she was responsible for strategic partnerships and alliances. She’s been an entrepreneur being the founder of her consulting firm advising companies on culture of innovation, and also co-founded a non-profit organization for Hispanic women leaders across the US. 

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Throughout her career she has launched women groups to develop and mentor women in technology and business. She’s currently a mentor for start-up companies and sits on the mentor board at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway incubator. Maria has received recognition for being a woman role model and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

Pam-Stenson

Pam Stenson

ITWomen Advisory Board Member Pam Stenson is the former President & General Manager of the CIO Executive Council (CEC), responsible for developing the Council’s overall vision and strategy. In this role, Stenson oversaw all aspects of the business and worked intimately with the Council’s Board of Advisors and staff to harness the thought leadership of member CIOs and groom aspiring IT leaders in a global effort to ensure CIO success and evolve the profession.

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Pam has over 25 years of IT experience. 

Before joining the Council team, Pam spent 14 years at MCI, earning a reputation as a high energy leader, ultimately becoming the vice president of Northeast sales and service.

After leaving MCI for five years to join the former Qwest Communications during its start-up, Pam returned to MCI to lead her division to all-time high revenue results and coached her team from bankruptcy through to MCI’s sale to Verizon.

Pam has a tremendous track record of driving growth, building cultural strength, and turning flailing businesses into thriving organizations.

After being named CIO Executive Council in 2013, and SVP & GM in February of 2009, Pam also aligned her personal passions by chairing both the Council’s Youth in IT and Executive Women in IT communities of practice.