Judith Spitz, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Break Through Tech
A technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, Judith Spitz founded Break Through Tech in 2016 in partnership with Cornell Tech, the City University of New York, and a collaborative team of corporate partners. Under her leadership, the initiative has empowered more than 1,500 young women,
Prior to founding Break Through Tech, Judy was a chief information officer at Verizon. She is a highly sought-after speaker on women in leadership and women in technology, and she has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. Most recently, the New York Business Journal named her a 2018 Woman of Influence. In 2017, she received the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Business from the city and state of New York.