Through her ongoing efforts to encourage women to realize their full potential in science and technology at every level of education and corporate engagement, Barbara Bauer has helped inspire the next generation of women technology pioneers and balance the male/female composition of classroom and boardrooms.
Barbara is an experienced technology executive who has successfully led small start-up companies and large corporate technology organizations with globally distributed engineering teams. She is currently President of GlobalSight Partners, a consulting organization supporting companies with international initiatives. Prior to this new initiative, she held executive positions at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, US West, Raynet, and Bell Laboratories. Her academic credentials include a B.S. and M.S. in Physics, and the Stanford Executive Program.
Throughout her career, Barbara has been a recognized leader in technology innovation, software development and global management. She is known for spearheading advanced projects that have redefined technology roadmaps, and for efforts internationally promoting math, science, engineering and technology education, especially for diverse and underserved groups. She has served on Executive Advisory Boards for the Women's College at the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and for her alma mater, St. Louis University. She was on the core team of planners for the National Center for Women and Information Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2005, Barbara was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. In 2007 she was awarded the Colorado Software Industry Association's Technology Supporter of the Year. Recently she was an invited speaker at the 2007 Asia Pacific Women's Leadership Network Conference, the 2007 Digital Economy Forum for Women, and the 2007 Women and the World Conference in Seoul, Korea.
Barbara also supports Curriki, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and distribution of Open Source Curriculum (OSC), working with IT firms, government Ministers, teachers and administrators to encourage the development and use of free, high quality curriculum resources for students in developing countries. She is on the Board of Directors, the Public Policy Committee, and the Education Committee for the Colorado Software Industry Association (CSIA). She is a member of the Executive IT Panel for the Denver Metro Economic Development work force development project.
Through her professional career and ongoing, selfless contributions to the advancement of women in science and technology, Barbara follows one guiding principle: pioneering innovation knows no human template.