Melissa Garrett, Anjli Jain and Christina Rouse

Women’s Leadership Forum Features Technology Experts

Notre Dame College will host its sixth annual Women’s Leadership Forum in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. This year’s forum discusses women’s careers in the technology field. The event is free and open to the public.

Moderated by Notre Dame’s Chief Information Officer Deborah Sheren, the forum features three panelists with distinguished careers in the technology sector: Melissa Garrett, senior vice president and director of information management at KeyBank; Anjli Jain, executive director of the CampusEAI Consortium; and Christina Rouse, chief architect at Incisive Analytics.

“Preparing more students in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is critical if our country is to remain competitive in the 21st century and beyond,” Sheren said. “Exposing our students, female and male, to technology career path possibilities is one way that we can help with that goal.”

A graduate of Notre Dame College, Melissa Garrett began her career in KeyBank’s corporate client services group in 1986. She has since risen to the position of senior vice president and director of information management. In this capacity, she oversees data quality standards, infrastructure and resources that support business intelligence, and application development for management reporting.

Anjli Jain established the CampusEAI Consortium, a global consortium of colleges and universities, in 2003 with 14 higher education institutions, including Case Western Reserve University, the University of Montana, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Under her leadership, the consortium has grown to provide Web and identity management services to more than 260 colleges and universities in 10 countries.

As chief architect at Incisive Analytics, Christina Rouse specializes in analytics, business intelligence and data warehouse solutions. She has over 20 years of experience on a broad range of technical platforms. Clients ask Rouse to conceptualize, architect and implement business intelligence solutions. Rouse leads Incisive Analytics’ technical deployment team and is a faculty member for The Data Warehouse Institute.

As chief information officer, Deborah Sheren is responsible for Notre Dame’s IT department, institutional research and assessment, and the development of all course schedules. In addition, she is an associate professor of business administration and information systems.

Notre Dame established the Women’s Leadership Forum in 2005 to celebrate its heritage as a women’s college. The forum invites women, who are recognized leaders in their fields, for in-depth conversations with students, alumni and the public.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or bjohnston@ndc.edu.