Diversity & Inclusion

Powerful Women at CES: 5 Inspiring Sessions 

With women headlining on topics that ranged from sports and finance to regulations and adaptive computing, many CES sessions served as profiles of the invaluable role women play in reshaping organizations. Five of these sessions are notable for demonstrating how obstacles to progress can be overcome.  


Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing and PR Officer, Ally Financial
Sandra Douglass Morgan, President, Las Vegas Raiders
Angela Ruggiero, CEO, Sports Innovation Lab, and four-time Olympian

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The global sports industry has exploded in recent years thanks in part to the growing presence of women. From the financial success women are bringing to the front office of men’s sports, to the massive revenue potential being unlocked in women's sports, the world is seeing ample evidence that breaking some stubborn barriers can mean considerable added value. These extraordinary competitors share their insights and strategies as they’ve tackled challenges in and outside the arena.  


Financial Services


Adena T. Friedman, Nasdaq Chairman and CEO

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The first woman CEO to lead a global stock exchange, Nasdaq’s Adena Friedman  talked markets and modernization with CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. Their Great Minds session at CES 2023 explores indicators for the global economy as the 21st Century moves through a bumpy second decade. Nasdaq is a leader in promising tech advancements, bringing markets into the cloud, introducing AI and helping protect investors against financial crime. 



U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

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Secretary Granholm discusses promising clean energy innovations under development across the Department of Energy, many of which were on display at the department’s first exhibit at CES. She also discusses Biden Administration efforts to commercialize and deploy technologies that advance the administration’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions, U.S. economy-wide, by 2050. Calling DoE “America’s Solutions Department,” Sec. Granholm explores how other aggressive milestones can be attained, among them 100% clean electricity on the U.S. national grid by 2035. 

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)

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Former computer programmer and 2022 CTA Digital Patriot Sen. Rosen returned to CES to host another panel, this year with her colleagues Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). They discuss the top tech issues facing the 118th Congress and priorities for 2023 that include broadband, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. 

High-Performance Computing


Dr. Lisa Su, CEO, AMD

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CES 2023 keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Su returned to the show to discuss the promise of high-performance and adaptive computing. She also explored the many ways this tech is reshaping how we work, live, learn and play. Addressing a capacity crowd, Dr. Su shared insights derived as the leader of an enterprise that powers nearly every product and service shaping the future of computing in fields that include scientific research, healthcare, transportation, gaming and sustainability.  

To discover more about the impact of women and other communities under represented in technology, visit the CES Diversity & Inclusion topic page. To explore more content from CES 2023, check out our sessions and other on-demand videos.