ChIPs Network, Inc.
ChIPs Network, Inc.
660 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Karen oversees ChIPs’ operations and the team of staff, contractors and volunteers. She brings over 20 years of experience in professional services, nonprofit and technology-focused organizations, including at Anita Borg Institute, a global nonprofit dedicated to advancing women technologists. She co-produced the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest technical conference for women in computing. At The Amplify Lab, she led the organization’s operations and client engagement experience. Karen also held positions at PwC, Navigant Consulting and TMFinancial Forensics, where she advised clients on a range of financial and economic damages issues arising complex intellectual property disputes and business transactions. An advocate for the advancement of women, education and youth, Karen has served in the capacity of board member and volunteer for organizations that include Leading Women in Technology, Girls Inc., the All Stars Project and Playworks.
Louise is responsible for sponsor, donor and community relations at ChIPs. Before joining ChIPs, Louise was the associate director at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) at UC Berkeley for over a decade. Before that, Louise was the program manager at Boalt Hall’s Career Development Office and ran the on-campus interview program. Louise’s roles at BCLT included student programming, employer outreach and building a department that provides rich curriculum and events for students, attorneys, government officials, judicial organizations and academics. Prior to her work at UC Berkeley, Louise worked with premier San Francisco law firms, where she focused on recruiting, MCLE, marketing and business development. She and her husband, parents to two teenagers, are devoted to their German Shepherd and the Girl Scouts.
Ginny is ChIPs’ chief storyteller, helping spread the word about the critical work it’s doing to support women in law, technology and policy and its further mission of enabling the progress of innovation that benefits society. She is a career journalist who joins ChIPs after more than a decade covering courts, local news and natural disasters for newspapers in five states. As a federal courts reporter at The Recorder, she had a front-row seat to some of Silicon Valley’s most high-stakes legal disputes and saw firsthand the need for an organization with ChIPs’ mission. She held numerous leadership positions with the ALM family of legal affairs publications, including serving as The Recorder’s acting editor-in-chief and a judge of the American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year contest. She is a battle-tested editor who directed coverage of the criminal justice system in New Orleans for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune before returning to the Bay Area, where recent bylines have focused exclusively on animal welfare work.