Introducing The Raben Group’s 2015 Women In Technology Breakfast Series.
The Raben Group, founded in 2001 by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben, with 50 employees in our Washington, Los Angeles, and New York City offices, brings together a diverse collection of professionals with deep roots in law and progressive public policy. Their mission is to identify opportunities and solve problems for clients in the corporate, nonprofit, foundation and government sectors and have a unique approach that is unusually substantive and creative.
Upon invitation, on Monday, September 28th, Jacqueline Cofield attended the organization’s first Women In Technology breakfast series, featuring a compelling hour of discussion with Lisa Gelobter and Laura Cave, as they highlighted the advancements, possibilities and challenges for women in the technology industry. Robert Raben, The Raben Group’s Founder & President, welcomed the guest speakers and Principal, Alicin Williamson, facilitated the discussion.
Cofield was one of the few attendees in representing the arts, and was happy to engage Lisa Gelobter and various participants in how females in the arts are utilizing technology for creative production of particularly interactive and new media projects, advocacy, community development, education, and public arts projects. J Rêve is actively meeting with creative developers around the world, to develop compelling content.
Gelobter discussed her background in creative industry, such as at BET, and provided unique insights into how women of color are navigating the paradigm.
Chief Digital Service Officer at the U.S. Dept. of Education
Lisa Gelobter works for the White House, in the United States Digital Service. She is currently serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer with the US Department of Education and has been working in digital technology for more than 20 years, with a focus on strategy, operations, and product development. She has been integrally involved with the advent of several pioneering Internet technologies, including Shockwave, the genesis of animation on the web, and the emergence of online video by way of Brightcove, Joost, and The FeedRoom. Previously, Lisa was the Interim Head of Digital for BET Networks and ran Technology, Product and Business Operations. She was also a member of the senior management team for the launch of Hulu. Through the convergence of media and technology, Lisa has been fortunate enough to have made an impact on how, where, and when media is consumed and she is now bringing that consumer focus and transformative practice to bear in government.