NEW YORK; Mar. 8, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that Mary Hamilton has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Women Who Code, a not-for-profit organization that works to inspire women to achieve success in technology careers. As a managing director and location lead for the Accenture Lab in Silicon Valley, Ms. Hamilton is a long-time advocate for women in pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related careers.
In joining the Board of Directors, Ms. Hamilton will have a strategic hand in shaping the organization’s business development strategy, advising for sustainable growth, expanding global presence, cultivating leadership, helping to make Women Who Code a technology organization, and ultimately propelling more women leaders into technology careers around the world.
“Mary is a leader in the industry and we’re honored to have her join our Board of Directors,” said Alaina Percival, the CEO and Board Chair of Women Who Code. “Her leadership will exponentially further our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers.”
Ms. Hamilton began her career with Accenture in 1997. She leads the company’s global Digital Experience research and development agenda, focused on applying emerging digital technologies to address key business challenges for clients across a range of industries. Ms. Hamilton has been instrumental in mentoring women at the Accenture Lab in Silicon Valley and is an advocate for women in technology, both within her organization and the industry. She recently hosted an event bringing together Women Who Code and Accenture’s company-wide global participation in Hour of Code, one of the world’s largest educational events, designed to prove that anyone can learn the basics of coding and have fun doing it. Accenture employees in 186 cities across 56 countries pledged to complete nearly 8,000 hours of code and volunteered to work with teachers and Code.org to help students learn the basics of computer science at local schools and events.
“I’ve always had a passion for technology and am thrilled to join the Women Who Code Board of Directors to help support women in their pursuit of STEM-related career fields,” said Mary Hamilton, managing director, Accenture Labs. “The organization aligns with Accenture’s commitment to supporting and advancing women in technology and I look forward to helping continue the important work they are doing.”
Ms. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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