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ThoughtWorks, a global software and digital transformation consultancy, is proud to announce that its chief technology officer, Dr. Rebecca Parsons, will be honored as the 2018 recipient of the Technical Leadership Abie Award from AnitaB.org as part of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) - the largest gathering in the world of women technologists. This annual award honors one female technologist with deep technical expertise who demonstrates an ongoing and impactful commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology.

Dr. Parsons is a leader who has used her platform as chief technology officer of a global company to inspire woman seeking leadership roles in the tech industry. She describes herself as first and foremost a scientist, with a strong love of programming languages. Beyond her technical achievements, she dedicates countless hours to her own continued learning in technology and science, while mentoring, speaking, and supporting the advancement of women in STEM fields.

“Anita Borg declared women need to assume their rightful place at the table creating the technology of the future,” said Dr. Rebecca Parsons, chief technology officer, ThoughtWorks. “My curiosity and passion for technology, along with my willingness to seize opportunities has allowed me to be an impactful technologist. I am honored and humbled to be recognized for my contributions by AnitaB.org.”

Dr. Parsons has for decades used her knowledge and technical experience in applications development across a range of industries and systems. She leads the ThoughtWorks global technical staff with wisdom, a willingness to embrace new technologies and a deep understanding of tech culture. Under Dr. Parsons’ leadership, ThoughtWorks’ efforts to increase diversity within the company have continued to progress and receive recognition. Most recently, ThoughtWorks was named a 2017 Winner of the Top Companies for Women Technologist Program by AnitaB.org for their work creating an environment that welcomes and celebrates multifaceted experiences and identities.

For more information on ThoughtWorks’ presence at GHC18, including Dr. Parsons’ presentation, The Evolution of Evolutionary Architecture, visit ThoughtWorks.com/GHC18.

About AnitaB.org

AnitaB.org inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 87 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. AnitaB.org is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization.

About the Technical Leadership Abie Award

The Technical Leadership Abie Award recognizes female technologists who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology.

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