Senior Executives from Affectiva and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA join MassTLC Board of Trustees
LEXINGTON, Mass., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MassTLC Board of Trustees welcomed two Massachusetts tech leaders – Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of emotion AI company, Affectiva, and Stephanie Browne, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
“I could not be happier to have Rana and Stephanie as Trustees of the Council. Their experience and guidance will be a huge asset not only for myself and our team, but for the entire MassTLC network,” remarked MassTLC CEO Tom Hopcroft. “MassTLC’s mission to accelerate innovation, growth and an inclusive tech ecosystem, and the composition and strength of our Board of Trustees is instrumental in shaping how we support our members and the greater tech community in fulfilling that mission.”
The MassTLC Board of Trustees is currently 45% female and 26% tech leaders of color. It represents Presidents, CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CHROs/CPOs, and other functional roles, and a variety of ages, company stages and customer segments. In terms of board refreshment, over half (53%) of the existing trustees are new to the board within the past five years.
“Building a diverse tech workforce is a business imperative,” remarked Affectiva Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby. “I am excited to bring my passion and expertise to work with MassTLC’s diverse board on impactful initiatives to accelerate change in the tech industry.”
“I am excited to join a group of dedicated leaders who volunteer their talents to create an innovative, diverse Massachusetts technology community,” said Stephanie Browne, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
The new trustees join a board representing the region’s top tech leadership:
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