Women in Technology’s The Leadership Foundry Positions Candidates for Success

Maria Izurieta leverages participation in The Leadership Foundry to
obtain board seat.

FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maria Izurieta is the latest alum of Women in Technology’s The
Leadership Foundry to be appointed to a corporate board. Ms. Izurieta, a
2013 graduate of The Leadership Foundry, serves as Audit Committee Chair
on the board of exactEarth, a Canada-based company, which provides
location-based information to the global maritime industry.

Ms. Izurieta brings a strong financial background to exactEarth with
over 20 years of strategic and financial management experience in key
executive positions in both emerging and publicly-traded technology
companies. She is the Chief Financial Officer at 3Pillar Global, and has
been the Chief Executive Officer (acting) and Chief Financial Officer of
Wireless Matrix, Chief Financial Officer at VIPdesk, and Vice President
of Finance and Administration for CyberCash, Inc.

“Through my experience as a CFO, I understood the role of a board member
and what it meant to serve on a board. The Leadership Foundry helped me
to plan a strategic search for a board seat,” said Izurieta. “Not only
did The Leadership Foundry help me to identify a strong corporate fit
for a board seat, but gave me the tools to ensure that successful
service would follow.”

The Director Professional training, presented by the National
Association of Corporate Directors, was a particularly helpful element
of The Leadership Foundry’s program aimed at enhancing Izurieta’s
understanding of corporate governance.

Women in Technology’s President Lisa Dezzutti noted, “The Leadership
Foundry has a tremendous amount to offer women looking to serve as a
corporate director. Not only can we provide the tools to help
accomplished women navigate the corporate board landscape, but The
Leadership Foundry helps women further enhance valuable relationships to
leverage throughout a successful career.”

Women interested in exploring The Leadership Foundry’s offerings can
visit www.theleadershipfoundry.org.

About The Leadership Foundry

The Leadership Foundry was launched in 2011 by Women in Technology (WIT)
to prepare more women to serve on corporate boards in the Washington
D.C. area. The program provides intensive board training sessions as
well as formal and informal networking and mentoring opportunities to
assist women in obtaining their first corporate board seat. The program
has already prepared 60 women for corporate board service, and The
Leadership Foundry’s Class of 2016 is underway.


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