March 7, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream, will join influential business women, business owners, and top executives at the University of Florida Engineering Leadership Institute’s Gator Engineering Leadership Summit. The one-day event along the theme “Powered to Lead: Transforming the Future as Women,” will take place at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on March 8, 2016.

This year’s summit will feature members from the Committee of 200 (C200), which is an international organization composed of more than 400 preeminent women business owners and corporate executives. Other notable speakers include Tanya Fratto, retired vice president of General Electric; Linda Parker Hudson, CEO of Cardea Group, former CEO of BAE Systems, UF Distinguished Alumnus and member of C200; Ret. Lt. General Franklin “Buster” Hagenback, Director, Engineering Leadership Institute; Dean Cammy Abernathy, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida; and Roz Alford, Chair of C200.

“As business leaders, The Committee of 200 takes great pride in nurturing future generations of business leaders drawn from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Roz Alford, Chair of C200. “The future of business is closely bound to STEM fields and we must support women in these fields not only for the advancement of our workforce, but also our economy and our country.”

Over the course of the one-day event, keynote speakers and panelists will lead discussions about the role of women in the technology workforce, the importance of building diverse and inclusive work environments, the art of managing work-life balance, and more. During the event, Ms. Archambeau will address students during her keynote speech on the topic, “Why Women in Tech? Why Now?” which will take place from 9:20am – 10:00am.

Ms. Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based global leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance Apps, also serves on the board of directors for Verizon Communications, Nordstrom, Watermark, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. In 2013, Ms. Archambeau was named the second-most influential African American in IT by Business Insider. Ms. Archambeau is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business, and has been featured as an expert on diversity, leadership, and entrepreneurship by The New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, and The Washington Post.

Commenting on the event, Cammy Abernathy, Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering said, “We promote leadership among all of our students as part of our mission in educating and preparing the New Engineer. Creating opportunities like this for women – and for minorities – helps to build an even stronger workforce and change the face of leadership for this and future generations.” During the event, C200 members and representatives from the University of Florida Engineering Leadership Institute will award over $100,000 in scholarships to engineering students.

The summit is open to the public and members of the press. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/summit2016/.

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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