Candice Benson

CEO , Benson Consulting/Diversify Thinking
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Candice Benson is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Relationships and Strategy for WITI (Women in Technology International), a leading global professional organization for tech-savvy women. In this role, Ms. Benson develops relationships with organizations globally and ensures WITI's clients are exercising the benefits of their corporate memberships. She explores opportunities to engage WITI's considerable expertise to empower women in the workplace. Leveraging her hands-on corporate consulting background, Ms. Benson helps clients integrate gender-diversity programs and best practices into their organizations, strengthening their businesses. Latest research studies conclude that there are direct correlations between an organization's depth of employee diversity and positive business results.

Ms. Benson is also on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, which is building a strong community of female professionals in technology and supporting girls' exploration of STEM as a career. Ms. Benson directs the programming and engages keynote speakers for the organization's monthly TechWomen Power Breakfast, as well as directs their TechWomen|Tech Girls program. She oversees four committees that manage programs to recognize women in tech and to evangelize technology for girls in New Hampshire's schools. In addition, Ms. Benson speaks about gender diversity, innovation, and change management for organizations worldwide.