The Creative Mind & Leadership Series Presents: Dominance, Duty and Diversity - Responsible Leadership in the Tech Industry, Anita Sands


Location: Lewis Library, Room 138

Speaker: Dr. Anita Sands


The Keller Center Creative Mind & Leadership presents Anita Sands on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Lewis Library, Room 138, Princeton University.
This event is sponsored by the Keller Center, free and open to the public.

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Refreshments will be available.

Dr. Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader with a strong voice, diverse skill set and distinctive background in the financial services and technology industries. She also happens to hold a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics and a Master’s in public policy and management.

Those academic accomplishments were the beginning of a unique career that spans over two decades (so far). Anita spent ten years in financial services in Canada and the US and became Chief Operating Officer at UBS Wealth Management Americas at the age of 33. Recognizing the importance of technology, she uprooted herself to California, and five years later she now serves on the boards of three public corporations—Symantec, ServiceNow, and Pure Storage—and two private companies, ThoughtWorks and AppBus. She’s also an Advisory Board member at DocuSign and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.

Anita brings energy and fresh thinking to every organization she works with and has been a vocal advocate for gender equality and diversity, especially in the technology industry. Anita’s current focus is on trends important not only to tech but to all industries:

Digital disruption and how every company must prepare for it
Cognitive and gender diversity in organizations and boardrooms around the world
Boardroom innovation and how to bring corporate governance into the digital age

Anita has been honored for her contributions to technology leadership and the advancement of women. She recently received the “Fearless Leader” award from 2020 Women on Boards and in 2017, was named one of the “Directors to Watch” by Directors & Boards magazine. She splits time between San Francisco, New York and Dublin, and she lives with her husband John and daughter Rosie.