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Singularity University Announces Second Annual Women@The Frontier Symposium on August 16th at The Tech Museum

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
Singularity University today announced its second annual Women@TheFrontier symposium Women of Power & Progress on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6 -10 p.m. at The Tech Museum. W@F features a networking reception and expo followed by a multi-disciplinary panel exploring the role of women's leadership in advancing technology and innovation. "Women are at the forefront of developing solutions to the world's greatest challenges," said Susan Fonseca-Klein, W@F Founder and COO of Singularity University. "W@F is an opportunity to showcase leading women creating positive change, global in reach and exponential in impact, leveraging technology, innovation and entrepreneurship." Women@TheFrontier 2011 speakers include: Marylene Delbourg-Delphis is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in consumer and enterprise software, online services, and social media. Marylene was one of the first European women to be the founder of a high technology company in Silicon Valley (4th Dimension), a company she bootstrapped to revenues over $45M in six years. She was also the CEO of Exemplary and Brixlogic, an XML real-time transaction middleware software company (acquired by Diebold). Dr. Francine Gordon, Ph.D, is the President of the Silicon Valley chapter of Alliance of Technology & Women, a non-profit organization that supports advancement of women in technology. Lt. Col. Jacquelyn Susan Parker, United States Air Force. Lt Col Parker is the first woman Air Force pilot to attend U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California. Sandra de Castro Buffington is the Director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that leverages the power of the entertainment industry to improve the health and well being of individuals and communities worldwide. Courtney Macavinta is the Co-Founder and President of The Respect Institute and has reached millions of youth, families and communities through the Respect Rally, her blog RespectRx.com . Joy Buolamwini is an accomplished Computer Science major at Georgia Institute of Technology and 2010 Astronaut Scholarship Award winner with a special focus on developing affordable mobile technology to propel economic development in West African nations. Registration to participate in Women @ The Frontier symposium is free and is co-sponsored by The Tech Museum. For more information and to RSVP: www.womenatthefrontier.com or contact Marie-Clare Treseder W@F Event Producer at mc@singularityu.org. Media Contact: Diane Murphy, diane.murphy@singularityu.org Roqua Montez, rmontez@thetech.org, 408.795.6225 About Singularity University (www.singularityu.org) Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to educate and inspire leaders on the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to solve humanity's grand challenges. With the support of leaders in academia, business and government, the goal of SU is to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking to solve some of our planet's most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. About The Tech Museum (www.thetech.org) The Tech Museum is a hands-on science and technology institution designed to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, and inspire action. Ensconced in the heart of Silicon Valley, the museum captures the spirit of the region through innovative content and programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and the internationally renowned The Tech Awards, which recognizes technology to benefit humanity. Daily, The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of pioneering ideas for a more promising future. Women@TheFrontier Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Location: The Tech Museum 201 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 Cost: Free RSVP: www.womenatthefrontier.com