Rikita Gunnar

Rikita Gunnar

Ritika Gunnar is the Vice President of IBM’s Data and Analytics Business. In this role, she is responsible for the offering management and P&L for offerings including Hadoop, Spark, Predictive Analytics (SPSS Business), Prescriptive Analytics (CPLEX) and Entity Analytics. She is also responsible for defining our next generation analytics capabilities.

Ritika has worked with IBM in various roles within development, support and technical sales. She started her career developing and supporting systems management warehousing and reporting solutions. She worked in various development projects across IBMs brands to create appliances and solutions for clients cloud and virtualization needs. Ritika also managed Tivoli’s worldwide technical sales teams driving solution selling within the portfolio and increasing overall revenue and client satisfaction for the brand.

Ritika holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
  • Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols.

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event. 

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