Susan Davis-Ali

Susan Davis-Ali

Susan is the Senior Director of Organizational Transformation Programs at AnitaB.org, working with organizations to be a place where women technologists thrive. She also leads both the Organizational Transformation Council and the Gender Allies Council at ABI.

In addition to her role at AnitaB.org, Susan is the founder and President of Leadhership1®, a boutique coaching company specializing in the retention and advancement of high-performing, mid-career women technologists. Most notable is her long-term partnership with Thomson Reuters where she’s coached hundreds of technical women in over 25 locations around the world.

For over a decade, Dr. Davis-Ali served as Vice President of Assessment Develop and Psychometrics in the Certification and Licensure Testing Industry. She is the author of the book How to Become Successful Without Becoming a Man, and she writes a weekly career advice column for Millennials published in USA TODAY.

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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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