September 15, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer of MetricStream, will receive the 2015 ‘Game Changer’ Award presented by theREGISTRYBayArea.com and Digital Diversity Network as part of their inaugural “40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley” recognition of underrepresented professionals in technology. In addition to the “40 Under 40” honorees, this inter-generational acknowledgement of the contributions of diverse tech professionals also includes two special categories including ‘Game Changer’ and ‘Silicon Icon.’

Ms. Archambeau will be presented with the 2015 ‘Game Changer’ Award at an inaugural reception, awards ceremony and celebration on Wednesday September 16, 2015, hosted by Airbnb at The Atrium in San Francisco. The ‘Game Changer’ Award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the digital media and high-tech sector through technological advancements, outstanding leadership in advancing diversity, and notable corporate management.

In March, a public call for nominations was issued by theREGISTRYBayArea.com, Digital Diversity Network and more than 25 outreach partners, including tech diversity organizations and tech company employee resource groups (ERGs). Nominees were evaluated based on their professional achievements and influence within their industry, as well as board affiliations, civic engagement and other leadership roles. From philanthropy to fashion and entertainment to business, theREGISTRY Bay Area strives to be a cultural catalyst for the Bay Area African American community—a resource that showcases and drives positive dialogue about and support for Black arts, events, culture and lifestyle.

“Given her long standing reputation as a highly respected technology leader in the Valley, we are happy to acknowledge her business accomplishments, as well as her personal commitment to mentoring others and cultivating a culture of inclusion in tech,” said Michael DeFlorimonte, Managing Editor, theREGISTRYBayArea.com.

As the CEO of MetricStream, the company has become the fastest growing, global market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance Apps, with customers around the world and offices on nearly every continent. Ms. Archambeau is a recognized leader in business as well as in the community, demonstrated through her decades of involvement on several Boards of Directors and committees. Since 2002, Ms. Archambeau has served on the Board of Directors for Watermark, a non-profit organization for leading women executives that helps accelerate their careers and tap into the power of networking. Since 2003, she has served on the Board of Directors for the IT Senior Management Forum, a non-profit focused on cultivating African Americans leaders in IT. Since 2007, Ms. Archambeau has served on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization focused on fostering a cooperative effort between business and government officials to address major public policy issues affecting Silicon Valley. She currently serves on the board of directors of Verizon Communications Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. In April 2013, Ms. Archambeau was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider.

“Through her many achievements, Shellye has broken barriers for both women and people of color in technology and Digital Diversity Network is proud to join theREGISTRYBayarea.com in honoring her with our inaugural Game Changer Award,” added Tracy L. Lawrence, Founder, Digital Diversity Network and Managing Director, Tracy L. Lawrence Associates.

To learn more about this awards program, please visit the website: http://theregistrybayarea.com/40-under-40-info/

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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