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Leadership: How to Support Women in Technology?

Listen here to Suja Chandrasekaran and Diana McKenzie talk about how we can support women in technology on CXO Talk podcast.

https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/leadership-how-support-women-technology

How can organizations support women in senior-level technology leadership roles? Two highly accomplished technology executives share their advice and strategies.

Suja Chandrasekaran is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer of CommonSpirit Health, which had 2021 revenue of $33.3 billion and 150,000 employees. Previously, she served as chief of information and digital technology at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Walmart Inc., and Nestlé S.A. Suja received a master’s degree in business systems from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Madras, Chennai, India.

Diana McKenzie is a Board member of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, MetLife, and other organizations. From February 2016 until April 2019, she served as Chief Information Officer of Workday, Inc., a cloud-based financial and human capital management software company. From 2004 through February 2016, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Ms. McKenzie served for 17 years at Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, in various leadership roles, focused on drug development, reducing time to market and improving technology and security standards.