Gender in Information Careers Series: "Getting Your Worth in the Tech Industry"

Date: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2255 North Quad

Linglong He will discuss "Getting Your Worth in the Tech Industry" as keynote speaker of the UMSI-CDO Career Series: Gender in Information Careers, with support and sponsorship from the UMSI Diversity Committee.

A key focus of the presentation and moderated questions will focus on negotiating worth in the workplace—with a special focus on gender and diversity. While the series focuses on career paths and success strategies for women, this event is open to all.

Speaker bio:
Linglong He is the chief information officer of Quicken Loans Inc. With more than 20 years of experience within technology, she is responsible for the overall vision and leadership for technology initiatives across the organization. Since joining the company in 1996, Linglong has served in several roles in technology and leadership, including director of database and systems engineering, software engineer, DBA and as a UNIX system administrator, etc.

Linglong is the chair for the “Experience IT” program, which was founded alongside other Detroit technology leaders in 2012. The program aims to provide continued education, work experience and job opportunities for IT professionals and college students as they advance their technology careers. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for APACC (Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce) and MISMO (Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization). She has a strong passion for developing leaders and is actively involved with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) and the We Build Character organizations.

Linglong has received a number of awards, including the 2015 Woman and Leadership in the Workplace Distinguished Service Award, 2014 Corp! Salute to Diversity Business Leader Award, 2013 Crain’s Detroit Business CIO Award and APACC Salute to Excellence Award in 2012. She was also a featured Executive Leader in 2011 and cover story in 2014 by Computerworld Magazine.

Linglong earned her master’s degree in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Wuhan University. She also obtained an undergraduate degree from Hohai University. Linglong resides in Michigan with her husband and three children.