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Women in Technology International Appoints Dr. Elizabeth Xu to Chair Greater China and Asia Pacific Divisions

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 24, 2021 — WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading advocate for innovation, inclusivity and STEAM, announced today that Dr. Elizabeth Xu is expanding her current leadership role on WITI's advisory board to Chair WITI's Greater China and Asia Pacific (APAC) division.

Since 2018, Dr. Xu has served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Advisor at Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), one of the world's largest international technology conglomerates spanning across 21 countries. For three years preceding her time at CP Group, Dr. Xu paved the way for emerging tech careers at BMC Software, where she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect/CTO to drive software innovation and technology vision at the company.

"WITI's primary focus is providing professional resources for women in technology fields," says Carolyn Leighton, President and CEO of WITI. "We're grateful for Dr. Xu's ongoing leadership on the WITI advisory board and welcome her influence in Greater China and across Pacific Asia." WITI is actively expanding its advisory team and hiring staff to support its rapid growth.

"In her 20 years with WITI, we have witnessed Dr. Xu tangibly strengthens organizations by addressing gender gaps and creating inclusive work environments," says David Leighton, President of WITI. "Her robust technology acumen and over 20 years of experience leading in technology and product strategy, software development, and customer satisfaction make her a clear choice for this influential position at WITI."

Dr. Xu was recently inducted into the WITI 'Hall of Fame' and frequently participates in WITI events, direction, and growth. This new appointment will further assist Dr. Xu and WITI to enable innovators and build inclusive professional cultures world-wide.

According to Dr. Xu, WITI has had a significant positive impact on her career. "Engaging the WITI community makes my career more meaningful, and our business became more profitable because we engage more diverse talent and address our diverse customer bases better," she says. The expansion of her role as Chair of WITI's Advisory Board for Greater China and Asia Pacific provides a broadened platform to share her experience, commitment to education in support of WITI with the dynamic communities of the region. Dr. Xu continues, "My new role at WITI provides me with resources to ensure those same valuable tools that shaped my professional growth are available to others in APAC and Greater China Regions."

About WITI

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth, and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally. WITI's ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit:

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