PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today that Deanna Kosaraju, Vice President of Programs, will participate on an International Panel at 55th UN Commission on the Status of Women, February 22, 2011. "Women Taking the Lead: A Dialog on Education, Entrepreneurship and Opportunities for All."

WIN's UN Representative and Liaison, Kimberly King, will serve as host and moderator for this discussion. Featured Guest Speakers for the UN-CSW Panel include Ms. Abigail Disney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder and president of the Daphne Foundation; Dr. Preeti Gupta - Senior Vice President for Education and Family Programs, New York Hall of Science; and Ezinwa Orkoroafor - Activist, Attorney and Nigeria's State Director for the International Federation of Women Attorneys will also serve as a moderator and share some brief remarks.

The 55th Annual UN Commission on the Status of Women will take place February 21, 2011 - March 4, 2011 in New York, NY. This year's primary theme is Women, Science and Technology, with an emphasis on access to education for girls and opportunities for women and all in the global economy.

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About Deanna Kosaraju

Deanna Kosaraju - Vice President of Programs at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI). Deanna directs and manages the program team whose mission is to recruit, retain and advance technical women while changing the culture of technology. Deanna directs the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing and is the founder for the Grace Hopper Celebration in India, launching ABI as an international NGO. Her team is currently working on a project partnering with the U.S. State Department to bring 38 women from the MENA region to Silicon Valley. TechWomen was created in response to President Obama's Cairo speech in 2009. IIE and ABI were hand selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to implement this program.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft, HP, CA Technologies, Inc, Cisco, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Motorola Foundation, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, and Raytheon. For more information, visit

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