At its core, ChIPs is a community: a network of highly successful, talented and motivated professionals with substantial collective expertise and leadership at the intersection of technology, innovation, policy and regulation, who encourage and support one another and enhance each other’s ability to accomplish valuable business priorities.


Each ChIPs Chapter represents a local community of individuals dedicated to furthering the ChIPs mission of advancing and connecting women in technology, law and government. Chapters support the mission by offering local communities a range of activities and events intended to inspire, motivate and educate while strengthening connections. There are nine active ChIPs Chapters, eight in the United States and in one in the United Kingdom.


For information about upcoming ChIPs Chapter programs and events visit our Events page and connect with us on social media. If you are interested in forming a ChIPs Chapter in your city please contact Karen Royer at






London (UK)

New York

 Pacific Northwest

Silicon Valley



Karin Norton

East Coast Chapter Co-chair

Vice President and Senior Counsel, Samsung Electronics

Kathi Cover

East Coast Chapter Co-chair

Melissa Scanlan

Pacific Northwest Chapter Co-chair

Senior Director, Intellectual Property Litigation and Antitrust, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Michele Connors

Texas Chapter Co-chair

Patent Counsel, Dell

Tracey Davies

Texas Chapter Co-chair

Partner and Co-Chair, Life Sciences
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher