PALO ALTO, Calif., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, today announced that the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will honor Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer of MetricStream, with the prestigious NCWIT Symons Innovator Award. Named after Jeanette Symons, founder of Industrious Kid, Zhone Technologies, and Ascend Communications, the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award recognizes women IT entrepreneurs who have successfully built and supported an IT business. The award seeks to promote women's participation in information technology, inspire others to pursue IT entrepreneurship, and increase awareness about the importance of women's participation in IT innovation and business.
The prestigious award will be presented to Ms. Archambeau at an awards ceremony at Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park on July 23rd, 2015. During the event, NCWIT CEO and Co-Founder Lucy Sanders will provide an overview on the landscape of women in technology and innovation, including the current status of women's participation, the momentous growth of K-12 computer science education, and research findings on the benefits of diversity.
Ms. Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based global leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance Apps, also currently serves on the board of directors for Verizon Communications, Nordstrom, Watermark, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Ms. Archambeau blends strategic and innovative thinking with over 25 years of experience and achievement in Information Systems, Technology, and Internet businesses. In 2013, Ms. Archambeau was named the second-most influential African American in IT by Business Insider. Ms. Archambeau is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business, and pens a monthly column for Xconomy on topics including leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Commenting on the award, "Although women tech entrepreneurs are in the minority, real-life role models like Shellye Archambeau can help to change that," said NCWIT CEO and Co-Founder Lucy Sanders. She continued, "Her influential work serves as an inspiration for other women to become game changers and create technology companies that positively impact the industry."
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women's participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
NCWIT receives significant financial support from Lifetime Partner Apple, Strategic Partners NSF (the National Science Foundation), Microsoft, Bank of America, Google, and Intel, as well as from Investment Partners Avaya, Pfizer, Merck, AT&T, Bloomberg, and Hewlett-Packard. View all of NCWIT's supporters at www.ncwit.org/about/supporters.
MetricStream is the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions. MetricStream solutions are used by leading global corporations in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality management processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and other corporate governance initiatives. MetricStream's customers include UBS, Société Générale, Pﬁzer, Philips, Cummins, Kellogg's, Mondelez International, SanDisk, and NetApp. MetricStream also owns and operates the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal - the largest GRC advisory network and one of the largest GRC communities. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA (www.metricstream.com).
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