Caroline Simard

Caroline SimardCaroline Simard is the Vice President of Research and Executive Programs at the Anita Borg Institute.She leads the Anita Borg Institute’s (ABI) research and executive program initiatives. Her research on the barriers facing women in technology has received national attention. She led the Institute’s first major research initiative: “Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level Women in Technology.”

She is also spearheading knowledge diffusion efforts and executive engagement programs directed at supporting organizational change for greater retention and advancement of technical women. Caroline holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Stanford University. Prior to ABI, Simard was a researcher at the Center for Social Innovation of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.