April 07, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Cloud Apps, is proud to announce that The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW-OBAC)will honor MetricStream CEO, Shellye Archambeau with the esteemed Madam C.J. Walker Corporate Award for her positive community impact and achievements in business. The award will be presented to Archambeau at the 17th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Awards Luncheon, which will be held on April 10th at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel. The event is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees from across the San Francisco Bay Area.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to providing mentoring programs that motivate and encourage the participation of African American women across business fields. The programs are focused on personal growth, cultural enhancement, and social development.

As CEO, Archambeau has led MetricStream to become the largest independent global leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) cloud apps. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA with offices in 14 cities around the world, MetricStream GRC cloud apps enable customers to achieve more effective corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, and business performance. Archambeau blends strategic and innovative thinking, with 25 years of extensive general management credentials and a track record of achievement in the Information Systems, Technology, and Internet industries. Prior to joining MetricStream, Ms. Archambeau held senior management positions with Loudcloud (now Opsware), an IT automation software company; NorthPoint Communications, a DSL Communications Services Provider (which was later sold to AT&T); Blockbuster.com; and IBM Corporation.

Ms. Archambeau is a leader both in business and in the community, demonstrated through 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.

“We are pleased to honor Shellye Archambeau with the Madam C.J. Walker Corporate Award for her achievements in business and her positive impact in the community,” said Cathy Adams, Founding President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Oakland Bay Area Chapter. She continued, “Our awards program recognizes women who are trailblazers, bringing positive change in their communities, and inspiring other women around the world to pursue successful careers in business and technology.”

About the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization for African American women. Its members address common issues in their communities, families and personal lives, promoting gender and racialequality. The NCBW has thousands of members with sixty chapters across twenty five states and the District of Columbia, each aiming to meet the needs of their members, empower black women, and promote racial equality. Their programs and meetings address several issues through the National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Community Services Fund.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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