Lucy Sanders is CEO and co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit organization of more than 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing.
Lucy also serves as executive-in-residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Lucy 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 more than 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.
She has been inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the 2013 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award. Lucy received her BS and MS in computer science from Louisiana State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively.