ChIPs Network, Inc.

ChIPs Network, Inc.

660 4th Street


San Francisco, CA 94107

Karen Royer

Executive Director

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.

Ginny LaRoe

Communications Manager

Ginny is ChIPs’ chief storyteller, helping spread the word about the critical work it’s doing to support women in technology, law and government. 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 | The Times-Picayune before returning to the Bay Area, where recent bylines have focused exclusively on animal welfare work.