Stanford WIT Leadership and Committees

Steering Committee & CIO Council

Stanford Women in Technology is a CIO Council initiative and depends on their guidance and leadership. The Stanford WIT Steering Committee defines the vision and overall trajectory of the Stanford WIT program and is the program's direct connection to the CIO Council.

Dani Aivazian
IDEAL IT Program Lead; Senior Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, University IT
Ruth Marinshaw
CTO, Research Computing; Stanford WIT Sponsor
Johanna Metzgar
Associate Vice Provost for Student and Academic Services and University Registrar; Stanford WIT Sponsor
Novita Rogers
Solutions Architect, School of Humanities & Sciences and former WIT Program Lead
Nancy Ware
Chief of Staff, University IT Office of the CIO
Ann-Marie Yap
Executive Director, Customer Experience and Support Services, Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine; Stanford WIT Sponsor

Program Lead

The Stanford WIT lead role is designed to be a rotational assignment that enables members of our community to practice and develop their leadership skills as a fixed-term growth opportunity. The program lead oversees the work of the Planning Committees and is the liaison between the Planning Committees and Steering Committee.

Bobbi Woody-Mistriel (2021-2022)
Executive Assistant to the CIO, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Sarah Traxler (2021-2022)
Senior Service Designer, Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services
Brittany Cripe (2019-2021)
Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, University IT
Novita Rogers (2018-2019)
Solutions Architect, School of Humanities & Sciences
Linnea Williams (2018)
Associate Director of Business Systems and Operations, ADAPT

Planning Committees

Stanford WIT Planning Committees make Stanford WIT happen on a day-to-day basis, with the goal of advancing the Stanford WIT mission. They produce quarterly meetings, training events, small group activities, and service opportunities. They also perform data analysis and manage communication channels to keep the community informed and engaged.

    Connection & Engagement

    Chairs: Bobbi Woody-Mistriel, Executive Assistant to the CIO - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory: Sarah Traxler, Senior Service Designer -  Improvement, Analytics, and Innovation Services

    • Create in-person and online opportunities for WIT community members to connect, network, and grow relationships
    • Key initiatives

    Data Analysis

    Chair: Trina Glidden, Project Manager 2, University IT

    • Gather and perform objective analysis of available data to inform decision making
    • Key initiatives

    Education & Training

    Chairs: Shawn Kim, Director of Special Programs, Information Security Office Operations - Information Security Office; Beth McCullough, Director, User Support Services - Learning Technologies & Spaces

    • Provide education and training in the form of workshops, small group discussions, and resources that address the fundamental challenges the WIT community faces
    • Key initiatives

    Marketing & Promotion

    Chair: Soledad Merlo, IT Technical Manager - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

    Build brand awareness of and increase participation in Stanford Women in Technology across Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Health Care. 

    Service & Outreach

    Chair: Latha Nagarajan, Salesforce Business Partner / Analyst, Enterprise Technology, University IT

    • Build and empower the next generation of women in technology while creating service opportunities for the WIT community
    • Key initiatives