We’re a small and agile team, working to support large numbers of curious and self-motivated young women as they explore their career opportunities. We love to collaborate with tech leaders in large corporations, small businesses, startups, nonprofits, the government, and academia. We’re hoping to inspire future change makers: the next generation of top talent, the companies that value diversity, and the public institutions that support innovation.

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Judith Spitz, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Break Through Tech

A technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, Judith Spitz founded Break Through Tech in 2016 in partnership with Cornell Tech, the City University of New York, and a collaborative team of corporate partners. Under her leadership, the initiative has empowered more than 1,500 young women,

Prior to founding Break Through Tech, Judy was a chief information officer at Verizon. She is a highly sought-after speaker on women in leadership and women in technology, and she has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. Most recently, the New York Business Journal named her a 2018 Woman of Influence. In 2017, she received the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Business from the city and state of New York.