Karenann Terrell has a passion for developing female IT leaders and encouraging young women to study science and math. As executive VP and CIO for Wal-Mart, she speaks to this topic from a high-profile position, but with a level of candor and practicality that’s unusual among C-suite executives, male or female. When I moderated a panel she was on earlier this year at the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, Terrell looked out at the room of 500 people and delivered this message: I am a woman. That will never change.
For women who have been told for years to downplay their gender, it’s invigorating to hear Terrell say that.
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